Want to become a proofreader?

Are you thinking of becoming a proofreader? Find out if proofreader is the right job for you. Get answers to the following questions: What does a proofreader do? What personality traits do proofreaders have? Will robots replace proofreaders? How much does a proofreader earn and is it a job in high demand?

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What does a proofreader do?

A proofreader or corrector is a person who reads and checks a book, article or text and removes the grammatical, typographical and style errors. Think of spelling, full stops, commas, word repetitions, spaces (too few or too little), captions, incorrect hyphenation and missing words making a sentence illogical, and use of capital letters. A good proofreader has excellent mastery of the language in question and is able to comprehend the subject of a text. As a proofreader, you are very precise, but also very interested in the creations of authors. Some proofreaders also work as (copy)writers.


What personality traits do proofreaders have?

There are two characteristics many proofreaders have in common. Proofreaders are often process-oriented (score highly in the CONVENTIONAL category) and creative (score highly in the ARTISTIC category). Do you have the same personality? Perhaps the profession of proofreader would suit you.

Curious which professions are characterised by the same two personality traits as proofreaders? Go to the career choice profiles. Here you can find professions with the same profile. But you can also find professions with other characteristics. Which professions do you like and which professions don’t appeal?



Will robots replace proofreaders?

Many jobs will be replaced by robots. How robot-proof are proofreaders? The chances of robotisation of a proofreader’s activities amount to 84%. This means that there is a HIGH CHANCE that the tasks and activities performed by proofreaders will be taken over by robots and smart software within the next 20 years.


Proofreader Vacancies and Salary

Want to find out what you can expect from your next career move as a proofreader? How much does a proofreader earn and is it a job in high demand? You can find out the average annual salary and current vacancies at Adzuna. Adzuna collects all the vacancies for proofreaders in one place and has the largest collection of live salary data.

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Go to Jooble for jobs as proofreader all over the world.

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