Writing And Editing in United States

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Industry
Printing / Publishing
Specialization
Media/Journalism
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
1 - 3 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Gender
Male or Female

Job Description


Writing and Editing Job Description

*Writers and editors produce many types of written materials in many ways.

*They use a variety of publishing software to create articles, books, magazines, Web content, newsletters and marketing materials such as flyers and advertisements.


Duties and Responsibilities

*Writers must conduct research on their topics before writing.

*This research can include the Internet, the library and personal interviews.

*Writers gather their material, select the material they want to use, organize it, and use words to express story lines and ideas, or to convey information.

*With help from editors, they may reorganize sections and reword sentences for clarity and organization.

*Editors review the work of writers, checking for grammatical errors, misspellings, incorrect word choices or sentences in need of restructuring.

*Editors perform fact-checking and title creation.

*Editors also perform graphic design and page layout activities to prepare the materials or publication.

*Editors also have to double-check the writer’s work and perform research and analysis to make sure the information is correct and accurate.

*Copy editors focus on the copy and make sure it contains no grammatical, spelling or punctuation errors.

*They also ensure correct styles and fonts are used.

*Manging editors often hire and oversee the staff.


Training and Education Requirements

*Candidates with excellent writing skills.

*Candidates with degrees in journalism, communications or English.

*High school and college newspapers are great ways for writers and editors to gain experience in this field.
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