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Proofreaders and Copy Markers

General Information

Description

Read transcript or proof type setup to detect and mark for correction any grammatical, typographical, or compositional errors. Excludes workers whose primary duty is editing copy. Includes proofreaders of braille.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit65.25%
  2. Self-employed18.38%
  3. Private, not for profit13.41%
  4. State and local government1.91%
  5. Federal government1.04%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$45,410

State-by-state Salary

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$66,840
$30,350
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Education & Interests

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 47%
  • Associate's degree 23%
  • Some college 12%
  • High school 11%
  • Post-secondary certificate 6%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS

You may find this career fulfilling if you consider yourself to be:

  • Conventional — You have an interest in following procedures and regulations to organize information or data.
  • Artistic — You have an interest in creating visual artwork, performances, written works, food or music.

Not sure what characteristics best describe you? Take the RIASEC Test.

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership

Knowledge

  • English Language
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Communications and Media
  • Administrative
  • Administration and Management

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