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Proofreaders and Copy Markers

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.

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    Work Activities

    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 39040/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 18.77/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

    • Personal computers
    • Notebook computers
    • Laser fax machine
    • Inkjet fax machine
    • High capacity removable media drives

    Technology

    • Word processing software
    • Web page creation and editing software
    • Video creation and editing software
    • Desktop publishing software
    • Data base user interface and query software
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