Brandon, an Associate Editor for a small publishing company that reports on computing technology, describes what he likes most about his job, its challenges, his key decisions, and work-life balance. When he was in college his dad passed away, and he was motivated to study what he really wanted: English literature.
Editors plan, coordinate, and revise material for publication in books, newspapers, magazines, or websites. Editors review story ideas and decide what material will appeal most to readers. They also review and edit drafts of books and articles, offer comments to improve the product, and suggest titles and headlines. In smaller organizations, a single editor may perform all of the editorial duties or share them with only a few other people.
Short-term on-the-job training
Editors can gain experience by working on their high school and college newspapers, or for magazines, radio and television stations, advertising and publishing companies, or not-for-profit organizations.
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