Proofreaders and Copy Markers
On the Job
Proofreaders and Copy Markers read text to find and correct errors. They look for errors in grammar, typing, or composition. They may proofread Braille.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Search files, databases or reference materials to obtain needed information.
- Search information sources to find specific data.
- Verify accuracy of financial or transactional data.
- Proofread documents, records, or other files to ensure accuracy.
- Collaborate with others to determine production details.
- Report news to the public.
- File documents or records.
- Coordinate operational activities.
Typical Working Conditions
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Frequent contact with others.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Working with a group or team.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Exposure to sounds or noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.
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