Proofreaders and Copy Markers

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Will "Proofreaders and Copy Markers" be replaced by AI & Robots?

It's highly likely this occupation will be replaced by robots/AI. However, workers may be able to take some comfort in the results from our poll, which shows a 55% chance of automation within the next 2 decades.

Automation Risk Level

Robots are watching

or 84% probability of automation

Projected Growth


by 2024

Median Annual Wage


or $17.77 hourly

People Employed


as of 2016

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How this compares with other jobs: 480 out of 706

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Job description

Read transcript or proof type setup to detect and mark for correction any grammatical, typographical, or compositional errors. Includes proofreaders of Braille.

SOC Code: 43-9081

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John (Small chance) says
AI is fine for "yes or no" corrections of text - misspelled words, grammar. But it doesn't have the sense of context, of being able to identify when a piece of text perhaps needs to be "wrong" for effect or format. Or identifying tone or whether something is libelous or off-brand/off-message. If you need evidence of how AI is imperfect when it comes to correcting text, consider how frequently auto-correct and similar predictive tools - and even spell check (which is far from 100% perfect) go wrong.
Aug 23, 2019 at 05:16 PM

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