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Proofreaders and Copy Markers

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Read transcript or proof type setup to detect and mark for correction any grammatical, typographical, or compositional errors. Includes proofreaders of Braille.

    Work Activities
    • Mark copy to indicate and correct errors in type, arrangement, grammar, punctuation, or spelling, using standard printers' marks.
    • Read corrected copies or proofs to ensure that all corrections have been made.
    • Correct or record omissions, errors, or inconsistencies found.
    • Compare information or figures on one record against same data on other records, or with original copy, to detect errors.
    • Route proofs with marked corrections to authors, editors, typists, or typesetters for correction or reprinting.
    • Consult reference books or secure aid of readers to check references with rules of grammar and composition.
    • Typeset and measure dimensions, spacing, and positioning of page elements, such as copy and illustrations, to verify conformance to specifications, using printer's ruler or layout software.
    • Consult with authors and editors regarding manuscript changes and suggestions.
    • Archive documents, conduct research, and read copy, using the internet and various computer programs.
    • Write original content such as headlines, cutlines, captions, and cover copy.
    • Read proof sheets aloud, calling out punctuation marks and spelling unusual words and proper names.
    Skills
    • Reading Comprehension

      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

    • Writing

      Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

    • Speaking

      Talking to others to convey information effectively.

    WorkKeys®
    Applied Math
    0
    Workplace Documents
    4
    Graphic Literacy
    3
    Abilities
    • Written Comprehension

      The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

    • Near Vision

      The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    Knowledge
    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Communications and Media

      Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.

    • Computers and Electronics

      Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

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    Pay
    • Ohio Annual Salary $45,140/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage $21.70/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage
    Ohio Employment Trends
    • Currently Employed Not Available
    • Yearly Projected Openings Not Available
    Typical Education
    Personality
    Conventional: People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Attention to Detail
    • Dependability
    • Integrity
    • Independence
    • Cooperation
    • Persistence
    Tools
    • Tablet computers
    • Rulers
    • Personal computers
    • Notebook computers
    • High capacity removable media drives
    Technology
    • Word processing software
    • Web page creation and editing software
    • Video creation and editing software
    • Graphics or photo imaging software
    • Desktop publishing software