What does a proofreader do?
Proofreaders check and edit written documents, articles and books before they are published. You’ll provide a final quality check before written work is made available to the public. You need to have a high level of attention to detail and good spelling, punctuation and grammar skills to do this job.
What do I need to do to become a proofreader?
You do not need to have specific post-GCSE qualifications or a degree to become a proofreader, but studying English or other humanities subjects to A level or degree standard is highly desirable.
- A level English
Where could I be working?
As a proofreader, you could work for a publishing house or be self-employed.