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Working As A Proofreader

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People
  • Getting Information
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $77,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Proofreader Do At Kelly Services

* The main role of the Plan Admin Communication Coordinator is to provide support to the Plan Administration team on all plan admin campaigns from letter development through audit approval.
* This person will be responsible for QC process which includes reviewing client requirements, test proofs and live audits for accuracy.
* In addition, this person will be responsible for developing custom letter templates.
* Responsibilities:
* Prioritize their daily workload to meet extremely tight project plan deadlines.
* Verify client requirements, test proofs and live audits for accuracy.
* Identify and report out any letter development issues.
* Maintain project tracking reports.
* Develop Production Ready Letter templates

What Does A Proofreader Do At RR Donnelley

* Reviews work performed by Operators against client submissions to ensure proper placement of inserts, edits, tables and other documentation
* Proofread converted documents against originals to ensure accurate conversion and to identify any missing text
* Measures dimensions, spacing and positioning of page elements to verify adherence to client guidelines.
* Performs full read/word-for-word proofreading of client submitted materials
* Marks errors using standardized proofreading marks
* Returns marked proof to Operators for correction
* Checks corrected proof against prior copy to ensure all corrections were made accurately
* Conduct separate checks for format, text accuracy and statistical data
* Ensure that content of document is accurate, clear and complete and that the material is organized logically

What Does A Proofreader Do At Creative Circle

* Perform QCs on all marketing materials
* Ensure messaging consistency is adhering to in-house style, brand, and American Medical Association (AMA) guidelines
* Partner with legal/regulatory on compliance to language standards
* Help marketing writers communicate complex scientific and clinical data in a clear, concise, and compelling manner
* Manage a heavy workload in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
* Contribute to style and quality discussions

What Does A Proofreader Do At Us Tech Solutions

Proofread all marketing materials including sell sheets, web content, emails, signage, packaging, user manuals, quick start guides and more Ensure that all copy edits are implemented correctly in layout Correct errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, usage, etc

What Does A Proofreader Do At Kforce

Proofread all marketing materials including sell sheets, web content, emails, signage, packaging, user manuals, quick start guides and more

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Editor Technical Writer Project Manager
Marketing Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Editor Consultant Owner
Marketing Director
7 Yearsyrs
Editor Consultant Marketing Manager
Marketing Communications Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Writer And Editor Consultant Marketing Manager
Senior Manager Of Marketing
9 Yearsyrs
Writer And Editor Executive Assistant Account Executive
Manager, Account Executive
5 Yearsyrs
Writer And Editor Executive Assistant Property Manager
Communications Director
6 Yearsyrs
Copy Editor Managing Editor Marketing Manager
Director Of Marketing & Development
9 Yearsyrs
Writer Executive Assistant Assistant Property Manager
Assistant Community Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Writer Senior Writer Creative Director
Marketing And Creative Director
6 Yearsyrs
Technical Writer Project Manager Marketing Director
Director Of Marketing And Public Relations
6 Yearsyrs
Copy Editor Technical Writer Web Developer
Web Content Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Substitute Teacher Coordinator Logistics Coordinator
Traffic Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Copy Editor Managing Editor Content Manager
Content Director
7 Yearsyrs
Writer Managing Editor Content Manager
Digital Content Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Project Coordinator Logistics Coordinator Traffic Manager
Freelance Project Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Staff Writer Founder Product Management Director
Chief Product Officer
6 Yearsyrs
Staff Writer Social Media Manager Strategist
Business Strategist
7 Yearsyrs
Staff Writer Public Information Officer Community Development Director
City Administrator
8 Yearsyrs
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Average Yearly Salary
$77,000
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$36,000
Min 10%
$77,000
Median 50%
$77,000
Median 50%
$77,000
Median 50%
$77,000
Median 50%
$77,000
Median 50%
$77,000
Median 50%
$77,000
Median 50%
$166,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Highest Paying City
Green Bay, WI
Highest Paying State
North Dakota
Avg Experience Level
3.0 years
How much does a Proofreader make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Proofreader in the United States is $77,899 per year or $37 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $36,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $166,000.

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Top Skills for A Proofreader

  1. Financial Documents
  2. Web Content
  3. Legal Documents
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Proofread PowerPoint presentations and financial documents for an investment bank
  • Headed Web content proofreading and developed standards for email campaigns
  • Proofread other documents as needed, particularly legal documents.
  • Trafficked all classified/newspaper advertisements from art department graphic artists to account executives.
  • Proofread and edited applications, brochures, letters and reports for direct marketing agency specializing in higher education recruitment.

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Top 10 Best States for Proofreaders

  1. North Dakota
  2. South Dakota
  3. Arkansas
  4. Vermont
  5. Maine
  6. Oklahoma
  7. Wyoming
  8. Tennessee
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Proofreader Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applier with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate. At Zippia, we went through over 6,174 Proofreader resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Proofreader Demographics

Gender

Female

62.1%

Male

29.0%

Unknown

8.9%
Ethnicity

White

64.5%

Hispanic or Latino

14.2%

Black or African American

10.9%

Asian

6.9%

Unknown

3.4%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

38.6%

French

22.1%

Japanese

7.0%

German

5.5%

Italian

4.8%

Russian

3.6%

Chinese

3.6%

Mandarin

2.9%

Korean

2.4%

Portuguese

2.2%

Arabic

1.7%

Polish

1.4%

Greek

1.2%

Swahili

0.5%

Hindi

0.5%

Dutch

0.5%

Norwegian

0.5%

Braille

0.5%

Cantonese

0.5%

Swedish

0.2%
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Proofreader Education

Schools

New York University

12.7%

University of Texas at Austin

8.4%

Emerson College

6.1%

DePaul University

5.1%

Temple University

4.9%

Florida State University

4.9%

University of Phoenix

4.9%

San Francisco State University

4.7%

University of South Florida

4.5%

University of North Texas

4.3%

Michigan State University

4.3%

Bowling Green State University

4.3%

University of Washington

4.1%

Kent State University

4.1%

Arizona State University

3.9%

Pennsylvania State University

3.9%

University of Delaware

3.9%

Syracuse University

3.7%

Ohio State University

3.7%

Loyola University of Chicago

3.7%
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Majors

English

30.9%

Journalism

10.0%

Writing

9.9%

Communication

7.9%

Business

6.3%

History

3.3%

Psychology

3.1%

Legal Support Services

2.7%

Health Care Administration

2.7%

Graphic Design

2.5%

Fine Arts

2.5%

Education

2.3%

Liberal Arts

2.3%

Law

2.1%

Elementary Education

2.0%

Linguistics

2.0%

General Education, Specific Areas

2.0%

Accounting

1.9%

Photography

1.9%

Political Science

1.8%
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Degrees

Bachelors

50.6%

Masters

20.4%

Other

15.3%

Associate

5.1%

Certificate

5.0%

Doctorate

2.7%

Diploma

0.7%

License

0.1%
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