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Proof Reader

Proof Readers read draft copies and proofs, detect errors and mark corrections to grammar, typing and composition.

Overview

Proof Readers read draft copies and proofs, detect errors and mark corrections to grammar, typing and composition.

Day-to-day

  • reviews, proofs and edits content (written or digital) across a variety of media and industries; ensuring correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax, usage, consistency and brand voice in the final product
  • ensures the accuracy of all referenced facts (e.g. dates, pages and values) and double-checks cross-referenced materials (e.g. websites and newspapers)
  • reviews content and style across company-wide work to ensure campaign, product and brand consistency
  • attends team meetings, provides constructive editorial input and communicates with team members to yield consistent, accurate and high-quality work products
  • improves editing processes by evaluating and recommending changes to create efficiencies.

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Stable

To become a Proof Reader

  • You can work as a Proof Reader without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. A university or Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification in communications, media, literature or journalism might be helpful.

    Take a Certificate IV in English Proficiency

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