By: Jamie O'Toole
Basics of being an editor
A person who is in charge of a text and determines the final context usually for a book or magazine. I will be working my way up to an editor as a writer.
I have to see if the writing for a business or book is complete and ready for publishing. I check grammar, and the story line or structure. If the author has made a mistake or isn't doing a good job of explaining or getting the point across, it is my job to fix it and make the product nice and tidy.
I can find work in a publishing company, government and education, or manufacturing. This job can be found in a place with writers, and loads of people looking for feedback. Some work takes place online so learning software is helpful, but confusing at the same time.
Education ad Training:
I can study professional writing or anything with English and writing. This is found in a university. This job will need a bachelors which will take 4 years. Most writers always need a bachelors even when working up for bigger things with experience.
Preferred Job Skills:
- Critical thinking skills
The job outlook will stay the same.
$53,500 a year
High school Preparations
AP English- this is a higher and more complicated English. It’s similar to a college course.
Creative writing- This is a course which is pretty self- explanatory. It’s creative writing and is totally made up and fiction.
Extra Curricular Activities:
Creative writing club- This will be beneficial because I can learn how to write and explore with others.
Key club- This will teach me leadership and as an editor you need a lot of that.
I can apply for a internship at a local newspaper or journal to experience editing.
1. Lizabeth O'Malley- East Leyden High school
2. Sally Lakdawala- East Leyden High school
3.Jennifer Paulin- East Leyden High school