Profession proofreader

Proofreaders examine facsimiles of the finished products such as books, newspaper and magazines. They correct grammatical, typographical and spelling errors in order to ensure the quality of the printed product.

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Personality Type

  • Conventional / Artistic

Knowledge

  • Grammar

    The set of structural rules governing the composition of clauses, phrases, and words in any given natural language.

  • Copyright legislation

    Legislation describing the protection of the rights of original authors over their work, and how others can use it.

  • Spelling

    The rules concerning the way words are spelled.

Skills

  • Apply grammar and spelling rules

    Apply the rules of spelling and grammar and ensure consistency throughout texts.

  • Master language rules

    Master the techniques and practices of the languages to be translated. This includes both your own native language, as well as foreign languages. Be familiar with applicable standards and rules and identify the proper expressions and words to use.

  • Proofread text

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

  • Use dictionaries

    Use glossaries and dictionaries to search for the meaning, the spelling, and synonyms of words.

  • Follow work schedule

    Manage the sequence of activities in order to deliver completed work on agreed deadlines by following a work schedule.

Optional knowledge and skills

consult with editor read articles track changes in text editing apply desktop publishing techniques consult information sources rewrite articles read books typography proofing methods lay out digital written content