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Proof Readers read draft copies and proofs, detect errors and mark corrections to grammar, typing and composition.


  • reviews, proofs and edits content (written or digital) across a variety of media and industries; ensuring correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax, usage, consistency and brand voice in the final product
  • ensures the accuracy of all referenced facts (e.g. dates, pages and values) and double-checks cross-referenced materials (e.g. websites and newspapers)
  • reviews content and style across company-wide work to ensure campaign, product and brand consistency
  • attends team meetings, provides constructive editorial input and communicates with team members to yield consistent, accurate and high-quality work products
  • improves editing processes by evaluating and recommending changes to create efficiencies.

To become a Proof Reader

  • You can work as a Proof Reader without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. A university or Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification in communications, media, literature or journalism might be helpful.

    Take a Certificate IV in English Proficiency

  • Interested in developing your digital skills? Try one of 2000 free online courses at

    SkillFinder is a project funded by the Australian Government, through the Digital Skills Platform Program.

Skills employers are looking for

  • Proofreading

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