Proofreaders and Editors

Full Time
Posted 5 years ago

Nature of work: Proofreader and Copy editors may work on such as books, magazines, newspapers, website, as well as publications aimed at a specialist audience or business reports. In-charge of making sure that the text is free of errors, ensuring that are engaging and accessible to the readers.

Proofreading involves correcting grammatical and spelling errors, while copy-reading involves looking at the work and fixing any problems with the style and tone.

Proofreader’s Key responsibilities:

  •        Check the text matches the original.
  •       Check the spelling and style are correct and consistent.
  •       Check page numbers, headings, and captions are correct.
  •       Check the photos and illustrations are correctly captioned.

Copy Editors Key responsibility

  •       Review copy for errors in grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
  •       Check the copy for readability, style, and agreement with editorial policy.
  •       Suggest revisions, such as changing words and rearranging sentences and paragraphs to improve clarity or accuracy.
  •       They may carry out research, confirm sources for writers, and verify facts, dates, and statistics.



  •       Degrees in publishing, media studies, and journalism are preferred.


Skills needed:

  •        Knowledgeable in English language
  •        Knowledgeable in media production and communication
  •        Ability to read English
  •        Excellent verbal communication skills
  •        To be thorough and pay attention to detail
  •        Excellent written communication skills
  •        The ability to work well with others
  •        Flexible and open to change
  •        Know how to use a computer confidently as part of this job.

Work schedule and arrangements:

  •       Must have technical equipment
  •        Adheres to office policy and regulation
  •        Copy-editors and proofreaders work longer hours when necessary,
  •        Could work in an office or from home.

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