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Career and Education Opportunities for Production Proofreaders

In general, production proofreaders read transcript or proof type setup to detect and mark for correction any grammatical, typographical, or compositional errors.

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JOB DESCRIPTION: Production Proofreader

Production Proofreader video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Production proofreaders correct or record omissions, errors, or inconsistencies found. They also consult reference books or secure aid of readers to check references with rules of grammar and composition. Equally important, production proofreaders have to compare data or figures on one record against same data on other archives, or with original copy, to uncover errors. They are often called upon to read corrected copies or proofs in order to insure that all corrections have been made. They are expected to mark copy to indicate and correct errors in type or spelling, using standard printers' marks. Finally, production proofreaders route proofs with marked corrections to authors or typesetters for correction and/or reprinting.

Every day, production proofreaders are expected to be able to read and understand documents and reports. They need to see details at a very fine level of focus.