Proofreaders and Copy Markers

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What do they do?

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.

Also known as:

Copy Editor, Copyholder, Editorial Assistant, News Copy Editor, Proofer, Proofreader, Typesetter

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Proofreaders and Copy Markers in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Proofreaders and Copy Markers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2018 to 2028, about as fast as average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 6.3%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #10 in job growth rate
  • 70

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #6 in net job growth

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (1.5%)
  • Master's degree (17%)
  • Bachelor's degree (43.9%)
  • Associate's degree (5.8%)
  • Some college, no degree (13.3%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (17.8%)
  • Less than high school diploma (0.7%)

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Skills

People in this career often have these 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.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • 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.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • 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.
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Proofread documents, records, or other files to ensure accuracy.
  • Verify accuracy of financial or transactional data.
  • Coordinate operational activities.
  • Search files, databases or reference materials to obtain needed information.
  • Collaborate with others to determine production details.
  • Search information sources to find specific data.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 26.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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