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Proofreaders and Copy Markers - 43-9081.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Read transcript or proof type setup to detect and mark for correction any grammatical, typographical, or compositional errors. Includes proofreaders of Braille.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Content Editor
  • Copy Chief
  • Copy Editor
  • Copyholder
  • Desk Editor
  • Editorial Assistant
  • News Copy Editor
  • Proofer
  • Proofreader
  • Typesetter

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Archive documents, conduct research, and read copy, using the internet and various computer programs.
  • Compare information or figures on one record against same data on other records, or with original copy, to detect errors.
  • Consult reference books or secure aid of readers to check references with rules of grammar and composition.
  • Consult with authors and editors regarding manuscript changes and suggestions.
  • Correct or record omissions, errors, or inconsistencies found.
  • 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.
  • Read proof sheets aloud, calling out punctuation marks and spelling unusual words and proper names.
  • Route proofs with marked corrections to authors, editors, typists, or typesetters for correction or reprinting.
  • 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.
  • Write original content such as headlines, cutlines, captions, and cover copy.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Collaborate with others to determine production details.
  • Coordinate operational activities.
  • File documents or records.
  • Proofread documents, records, or other files to ensure accuracy.
  • Report news to the public.
  • Search files, databases or reference materials to obtain needed information.
  • Search information sources to find specific data.
  • Verify accuracy of financial or transactional data.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Photojournalist (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Photojournalist Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Photojournalist Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Photojournalist Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Photojournalist Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Public Affairs Specialist (Coast Guard - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Braille Proofreader
  • Checker II
  • Copy Holder
  • Production Proofreader
  • Proofreader