Editor Tech reading example
Overview • Review, rewrite, & edit work of writers- may do original writing • Duties vary depending on company • Book publishing- review proposals for books- publication rights from author
Sharp eye for details Accurate Curious Self-motivated Respects deadlines Loves reading Interested in bookmaking Artistic Strong grammar & organization skills Communication skills Expresses ideas logically Basic familiarity with technology Broad range of knowledge Persevering An Editor’s Traits
Degree required At least a bachelor’s (B.A.) Usually master’s or doctorate (Ph.D) Majors: English, Social Sciences, etc. Liberal arts schools BYU Begin by checking facts, may write or edit right away dep. on size of firm Advancement opportunities limited Gain skills & experience, advance Broad range of knowledge Education & Training
High School Classes • English (4 yrs.) • Social studies • English literature • Foreign languages • Computer applications • Debate • Marketing • Algebra
Plan content of books Read drafts- edit, revise, suggest changes to author Check facts, accuracy, dates Decide what will appeal to reader Work w/ writers & other editors Most work for firms- 13% self employed Usually in an office All the Live Long Day…
$42, 450 (national average) Median annual earnings- $41, 170 in 2002 Middle 50%- $30,770- $56,360 Lowest 10%- less than $24,010 Highest 10%- more than $76,620 $ Earnings $
Bibliography • “Book Editors.” Career DiscoveryEncyclopedia. 5th ed. 2003. • “Writers and Editors.” Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2004-05 edition. U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Handbook, 1 November 2005. <http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos089.htm>. • “Overview- Editors.” eCIS. 2005. University of Oregon. 2 November 2005. <http://idcis.intocareers.org/info2.aspx?FileID=Occ&FileNum=100304&TopicNum=0>.