CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Proofreaders and Copy Markers

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Multi-Media/Print/Related
Job Family: Publications/Media/Print
Benchmark Title: Proofreaders and Copy Markers
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Read transcript or proof type setup to detect and mark for correction any grammatical, typographical, or compositional errors. Includes proofreaders of Braille. Correct or record omissions, errors, or inconsistencies found.
 
Mark copy to indicate and correct errors in type, arrangement, grammar, punctuation, or spelling, using standard printers' marks.
 
Read corrected copies or proofs in order to ensure that all corrections have been made.
 
Compare information or figures on one record against same data on other records, or with original copy, to detect errors.
 
Consult reference books or secure aid of readers to check references with rules of grammar and composition.
 
Route proofs with marked corrections to authors, editors, typists, or typesetters for correction and/or reprinting.
 
Measure dimensions, spacing, and positioning of page elements (copy and illustrations) in order to verify conformance to specifications, using printer's ruler.
 
Read proof sheets aloud, calling out punctuation marks and spelling unusual words and proper names.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Multi-Media/Print/Related
Job Family: Publications/Media/Print
Benchmark Title: Proofreaders and Copy Markers
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Communications and Media Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
 
Philosophy and Theology Knowledge of different philosophical systems and religions. This includes their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and their impact on human culture.
 
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
 
Clerical Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Multi-Media/Print/Related
Job Family: Publications/Media/Print
Benchmark Title: Proofreaders and Copy Markers
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Multi-Media/Print/Related
Job Family: Publications/Media/Print
Benchmark Title: Proofreaders and Copy Markers
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Multi-Media/Print/Related
Job Family: Publications/Media/Print
Benchmark Title: Proofreaders and Copy Markers
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education Bachelor's Degree
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training Up to and including 1 month
 
Related Work Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
 
On-the-Job Training Over 3 months, up to and including 6 months
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Multi-Media/Print/Related
Job Family: Publications/Media/Print
Benchmark Title: Proofreaders and Copy Markers
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Assistant Editor
Braille Proofreader
Checker
Clerical Proofreader
Content Editor
Copy Editor
Copy Holder
Copy Preparer
Copy Reader
Copyholder
Copyman
Copywriter
Data Examination Clerk
Data Reviewer
Desk Editor
Editor
Editorial Assistant
Format Proofreader
News Copy Editor
Page Designer
Production Assistant
Production Proofreader
Proofer
Proofreader
Typesetter
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Multi-Media/Print/Related
Job Family: Publications/Media/Print
Benchmark Title: Proofreaders and Copy Markers
 
 
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