A Proofreader is a spelling and grammar wizard who reads copy and transcripts and checks to make sure there are no spelling, grammatical or typographical errors. They may work on proofing blog posts, books, case studies, white papers, magazine articles, newspapers, and websites.
A Proofreader is responsible for checking written text after it has been edited and before it is printed or published. They work for publishers, newspapers and other places that rely on perfect grammar in printing. There are times that Proofreaders need to make sure that pages are spaced correctly, so that copy is not cut off during the printing process.
In hiring a Proofreader, it's wise to select one who has a degree in English, journalism or a related field. Add that educational background to impeccable spelling and grammar skills, plus knowledge of style and you have yourself a great Proofreader. To make hiring the most suitable Proofreader for business more convenient and faster, seek the help of outsourcing companies. They will make sure that the employee you hire is worth your time and money.
A freelance proofreader is normally paid on an hourly rate, based on his ability to cover pages an hour. Their charge also depends on the type of copy being edited or proofed. Expect to pay more if you’d like the proofreader to also catch any grammatical errors or fact check your copy.
Recently updated for Q1, 2017!