The average salary for a Proofreader in United Kingdom is £22,798.
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Job Description for Proofreader
Proofreaders check the quality and consistency of a written work. They monitor the accuracy in both the text and images, such as with grammar, spelling, page numbers, consistency in typeface, and the table of contents. Proofreaders receive the proofs of a publication just before they are to be published. There should be few errors in the final proof, so if a proofreader spots too many mistakes, they may refer back to the client and copyeditor. Proofreaders may work with a variety of materials, …Read more
- Verify correct word breaks and that elements are set according to design specifications.
- Ensure that all editorial changes have been input properly.
- Assist in light copyediting.
- Proof new and existing materials to ensure accurate use of grammar and correct spelling.
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Popular Skills for Proofreader
Skills that pay less than market rate include Editing, English Language and Proofreading.
Pay by Experience Level for Proofreader
An entry-level Proofreader with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £21,985 based on 19 salaries. An early career Proofreader with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £22,120 based on 43 salaries. A mid-career Proofreader with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £24,217 based on 18 salaries. An experienced Proofreader with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £25,025 based on 14 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £30,000.
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