Proofreaders and Copy Markers

2.2/10 job score
risk level
by 2030
or $19.78 hourly
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 82% (Robots are watching)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
There aren't any important qualities of this job that can't be easily automated
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Proofreaders and Copy Markers' job openings is expected to rise 5.3% by 2030
'Proofreaders and Copy Markers' is expected to be a slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Proofreaders and Copy Markers' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Proofreaders and Copy Markers' was $41,140, or $19.78 hourly
'Proofreaders and Copy Markers' are paid 1.9% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 6,610 people employed as Proofreaders and Copy Markers.
This represents around 0.00% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

Read transcript or proof type setup to detect and mark for correction any grammatical, typographical, or compositional errors. Excludes workers whose primary duty is editing copy. Includes proofreaders of braille.

SOC Code: 43-9081.00

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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
Joe Jo says
Have you heard of Grammarly?
Jul 06, 2020 at 02:00 AM

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