Type-Copy Examiner

Examine proofsheets for irregularities in type characters.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Type-Copy Examiners do?

Examines proofsheets for irregularities in type characters indicative of defects in phototypesetting type disks: Examines each character on proofsheet for breaks, irregular spacing, improper alignment, and eccentricity, using magnifying glass. Circles characters that do not conform to standards, using red pencil. Files approved proofsheets and forwards proofsheets failing to meet standards to SUPERVISOR, TYPE-DISK QUALITY CONTROL 979.137-026. May attach identification labels or adhesive-backed paper to phototypesetting type disk components.


Should I be a Type-Copy Examiner?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Cone Examiner, Cop Examiner

    How to become a Type-Copy Examiner

    Most Type-Copy Examiners have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9zcaaa&chl=no+college+%2869%25%29|certificate+%2828%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,69,69
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