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Breaking into Copyediting, Part 3: Getting Your First Editing Job

In this series, I’ve been digging into how to get started in copyediting. In part 1, I outlined the knowledge and skills you need to get started. In part 2, I discussed how you’ll need to continue your education to … Continue reading

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Breaking into Copyediting, Part 2: Continuing Your Training

In part 1 I outlined the basic knowledge and skills you need to become a copyeditor. The list is long, but even the longest training programs (university certificate programs with several courses) can be finished within a year. And once … Continue reading

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Breaking into Copyediting, Part 1: Training Required

There’s a popular idea that if you’re good at spotting typos, you can be a copyeditor. Spotting typos shows an eye for—and an interest in—details, and that’s a great start. But there’s so much more to catch. A colleague recently … Continue reading

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