Proofreaders and Copy Markers

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What Proofreaders and copy markers 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.


Proofreader and copy marker Salaries

  • 2020 employment: 7,900
  • May 2021 median annual wage: $43,940

Job Outlook for Proofreaders and copy markers

Projected employment change, 2020-30:

  • Number of new jobs: 400
  • Growth rate: 5 percent (Slower than average)

How to Become a Proofreader or copy marker

Education and training:

  • Typical entry-level education: Bachelor's degree
  • Work experience in a related occupation: None
  • Typical on-the-job training: None

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