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Should You Turn Your Love of Words Into an Editing Career?

Should You Turn Your Love of Words Into an Editing Career?

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Editor duties and responsibilities

Fixing grammar and spelling mistakes is a small part of an editor's work. Editors plan, coordinate, revise, correct and format content for publication.

Editors responsibilities:

  • Revising text for content, structure, length, tone, and voice issues.
  • Editing...

Editors usually focus on one type of medium. The most common areas include:

  • Book editing: Project managing the entire journey of the book and getting it published.
  • Newspaper editing. Editors edit text and ensure it matches the paper's voice,...

Editors can work for any company putting out written content. Editors can also work as freelancers for several clients. There are many opportunities to work remotely.

The career outlook: Editor positions are expected to grow 5% between 2020 and 2030, slower than the average...

  • Strong writing skills. You need to know how writing conveys messages and information and how different choices may affect how your piece is read.
  • Good communications skills
  • Knowledge of grammar and other language rules

  • Companies often require at least a bachelor's degree, with majors in English, journalism, communications.
  • You can also learn from managers and coworkers; however, companies will want to see that you know the basics of writing mechanics and structure.
  • Completing an internship ...

  • Do you love reading and language?
  • Do you want to be a lifelong learner? Some fields will require you to learn new things constantly.
  • Are you OK with working behind the scenes?
  • Do you really want to be a writer? Editors are often frustrated writers. If you want to writ...

  • Read the medium you want to edit as hiring managers want to see that you're engaging with the industry.
  • Study the companies where you apply to. Look at their publications and websites.
  • Don't skip the cover letter. That is the first chance you have to show off your writing and...

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