Editors 


Editors review, evaluate and edit manuscripts, articles, news reports and other material for publication, broadcast or interactive media and co-ordinate the activities of writers, journalists and other staff.


Aptitude: • Verbal ability strong , • Independent personality , • Creative , • Strong writing and reading skill

Work: Editors perform some or all of the following duties: , Evaluate manuscripts, articles, news copy, and wire service dispatches for publication, broadcast or other media , Recommend or make changes in content, style, and organization of submitted copy , Correct errors in spelling, grammar, and syntax as well as shorten or lengthen copy as required , Confer with authors, staff writers, reporters, and others regarding revisions to copy, Plan and implement layout or format of copy according to space or broadcast time and significance of copy , Plan and co-ordinate activities of staff, and ensure deadlines are met , Plan coverage of upcoming events and assign work , Write or prepare introductions, marketing/promotional materials, and other texts , May negotiate royalties with authors and arrange payment of freelance writers , Specialize in particular subjects such as sports or in particular types of publications such as newspapers

Title Examples: Editor, Journalist, Writer

Useful Secondary School subjects: Journalism, English (Composition), Computer-related courses, A second language, Social Studies

Degrees associated with this career: Certificate, Diploma, Post-diploma, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Requirements: You usually need a bachelor's degree in English, French, journalism or a related field. , You usually need several years' experience in journalism, writing, publishing or a related field and may require membership in the Editors Association of Canada. , With experience, you may move up the ranks to become a supervisor or manager, such as editor-in-chief or managing editor. , Many recent entrants have an undergraduate university degree, and almost 3 in 20 have a graduate degree.

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