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Braille Proofreader

Scrutinize each bump in Braille publications to find any no errors.

What does a Braille Proofreader do?

Before Braille-transcribed materials make it into the hands of visually challenged or blind readers, they first undergo the same editing process that other written materials undergo. In contrast to a typical book, however, a Braille book is scrutinized by someone who understands what every bump means. That person is the Braille Proofreader.

As a Braille Proofreader, you receive materials ranging from technical manuals to the New York Times best-selling novel. This offers great variety from one job to the next. Of course, you can also specialize if you want to work exclusively with textbooks for the classroom or magazine articles.

It takes a unique skill set to be a Braille Proofreader. First of all, you must have extensive experience with Braille. In addition, experience as a Braille Transcriptionist or Braille Instructor can give you the confidence and skills you need to excel in the position.

Some Braille Proofreaders volunteer their time to help out anyone offering materials to the blind. You can make a career out of working for a school, a publisher, or a nonprofit organization.

As for your day-to-day duties, it’s in the fingers. As your hands glide over the elevated dots and symbols, you consider word choice, punctuation, missing words, grammar, accuracy of content, consistency, voice, tone, and spelling. Using universal marks that indicate your changes, you mark up the pages and return it to the Editor, Writer, or Typesetter responsible for the next stage of publication.