A proofreader has a very similar job to a copy editor, where they verify material for any grammatical, spelling, or layout errors before the piece goes further in the process. They are in constant contact with the writers, working between them and the publishers to ensure the best articles are produced. Most proofreaders are hired on a freelance basis, so they tend to work between several companies at a time. It is very common to see proofreaders working as a copy editor as well.
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