Proofreader Resume Example

Proofreader Resume

Proofreaders are the quality control workers in publications as they make sure that the copy is free from errors and mistakes and ready to be published.  They check the uniformity of format, spelling and style, pagination, headings and captions of photos and illustrations.  They must be able to identify areas that need revisions and use proofreader marks.  They may work from home as copies are sent electronically or they can be commissioned to work by contract after the presswork.

Proofreader Resume Example

Brenda Clark

8986 Charlotte St.

New Jersey, 9098

Phone: (212) 210-2100


To obtain a position as Proofreader in a company that allows for a challenging environment

Summary of Qualification

  • Highly knowledgeable in editing and command of the English language
  • Excellent abilities in proofreading copies and ensuring that it is clean
  • Competent in using computer software and programs to hasten operations
  • Scrupulous and keen on details
  • Can work under pressure under minimum supervision and delivers work load on time and with the ability to multi task whenever necessary

Career Experience/Job History

2008 – 2011: Proofreader, The New Jersey Times

  • Copyedited and proofread the newspaper and handed it on time
  • Coordinated with the different sections for data requiring verification
  • Updated and revised the style guide of the newspaper
  • Responsible for verifying and finalizing financial reports, budgets and other documents released by the editorial board
  • Trained other editors to take on the proofreading responsibility
  • Headed the editorial department

2006 – 2008: Associate Editor, Mirror Daily

  • Assisted in the editing of articles before reaching editor in chief
  • Gave editorial counseling to writers and other members of the editorial board


2006: Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, University of New Jersey

Professional reference will be furnished upon request

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *