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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. Excludes workers whose primary duty is editing copy. Includes proofreaders of braille.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Copy Editor
  • Copyholder
  • 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

  • Broadcaster (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Communication Director (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Creative Director (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Intermediate Public Affairs Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Mass Communications Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Master Photojournalist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Motion Picture and Television Project Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Multimedia Director/Producer (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Pictorial Editor (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Public Affairs (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Public Affairs Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Public Affairs Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Public Affairs Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Public Affairs Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Public Affairs Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Public Affairs Specialist (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Public Affairs Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Public Information Specialty (Coast Guard - Warrant Officer only)
  • Writer (Navy - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

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