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.
- 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.