Profession fact checker

Fact checkers make certain that all the information in texts that are ready for publishing is correct. They research the facts thoroughly and correct errors.

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Personality Type

  • Artistic / Enterprising

Knowledge

  • Scientific research methodology

    The theoretical methodology used in scientific research involving doing background research, constructing an hypothesis, testing it, analysing data and concluding the results.

  • Search engines

    The methods and techniques to navigate search engines and find information quickly.

Skills

  • Read articles

    Read unpublished articles thoroughly to look for errors.

  • Perform background research on writing subject

    Run thorough background research on writing subject; desk-based research as well as site visits and interviews.

  • Read manuscripts

    Read incomplete or complete manuscripts from new or experienced authors.

  • Search databases

    Search for information or people using databases.

  • Consult information sources

    Consult relevant information sources to find inspiration, to educate yourself on certain topics and to acquire background information.

  • Proofread text

    Read a text thoroughly, search for, review and correct errors to ensure content is valid for publishing.

  • Communicate by telephone

    Liaise via telephone by making and answering calls in a timely, professional and polite manner.

  • Develop professional network

    Reach out to and meet up with people in a professional context. Find common ground and use your contacts for mutual benefit. Keep track of the people in your personal professional network and stay up to date on their activities.

Optional knowledge and skills

interview techniques consult with editor press law rewrite manuscripts interview people writing techniques