4131-Typists and word processing operators

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Typists and word processing operators
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Job Description: 
Typists and word processing operators type, edit and print using typewriter, personal computer or other word processor, and record oral or written matter in shorthand.

Main Tasks include -

  • (a) typing written material from rough drafts, corrected copies, voice recordings, or shorthand using a computer, word processor or typewriter
  • (b) checking completed work for proper spelling, grammar, punctuation and formatting
  • (c) gathering and arranging the material to be typed, following instructions
  • (d) filing and storing completed documents on computer hard drive or disk, or maintain a computer filing system to store, retrieve or update documents
  • (e) taking dictation and recording other matter in shorthand
  • (f) reproducing the spoken word, environmental sounds and song lyrics as captions for cinema and television programming
  • (g) transcribing information recorded in shorthand and on sound recording equipment.

Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Typist
- Word processor
- Stenographer
- Shorthand typist


Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Court reporter - 3343
- Medical transcriptionist - 3344

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