Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Proofreader is $19.39
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Proofreaders?
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 $16.26 based on 32 salaries. An early career Proofreader with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.36 based on 121 salaries. A mid-career …Read more
What Do Proofreaders Do?
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.