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Proofreaders and Copy Markers Interview Questions

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Give an example of a time when you have encountered and overcome a professional obstacle.

Proofreaders and Copy Markers Interview Questions

  1. 1.

    Give an example of a time when you have encountered and overcome a professional obstacle.

  2. 2.

    What type of documents have you proofread in the past?

  3. 3.

    What are your short term career goals?

  4. 4.

    Tell me about your proofreading method.

  5. 5.

    Tell me about your most successful proofreading and/or editing project. What made it so successful?

  6. 6.

    When you read our job posting, what was the most exciting aspect for you?

  7. 7.

    Tell me the programs and software that you are best versed in. What is your level of proficiency in each?

  8. 8.

    Tell me about your ideal editing jobs.

  9. 9.

    What is your greatest strength?

  10. 10.

    Why should we choose you as our Proofreader?

  11. 11.

    Why did you choose to pursue a career as a Proofreader and Copy Marker?

  12. 12.

    Tell me about your post-secondary education and how it prepared you for this position.

  13. 13.

    In your opinion, what are the 3 primary characteristics a good Proofreader and Copy Marker should have?

  14. 14.

    What is your greatest weakness, and what are you doing to improve it?

  15. 15.

    What are your favorite type of books to proofread and edit?

  16. 16.

    Where do you see yourself five years from now?

  17. 17.

    Do you feel that the profession Proofreader will always be required? Why or why not?

  18. 18.

    Being a Proofreader requires great attention to detail and focus. Tell me how you stay focused even when working long hours.

  19. 19.

    Are you hoping to obtain a bachelor's degree to further your education and career? [Should the candidate mention not having a bachelor's degree and should this be a requirement as per the job posting]

  20. 20.

    What are your career aspirations beyond this job?

  21. 21.

    What are your long term career goals?

  22. 22.

    What do you know about our company?

  23. 23.

    In your own words, summarize the role of a Proofreader.

  24. 24.

    How would you define success as a Proofreader?

  25. 25.

    Do you prefer to work independently, or in a team environment?

  26. 26.

    Give an example of an occasion when you have gone beyond the call of duty.