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Career Profile: Copy Editor

Are you good with written language and words? The Career Information and Profile of the Copy Editor will be described in this article. A Copy Editor polishes up reports/ copy of the reports written by reporters. He corrects any errors (both grammatical/ factual) and ensures that the content does not put the company under any risk of lawsuit. He makes sure that the report is kept as complete, concise, and as clear as possible.

He must be politically sensitive and be able to use his excellent command of the language to communicate the news to his audience appropriately.

One would require a Degree in any discipline, have several years’ of experience as a reporter or sub-editor and pass a stringent English language test before he is qualified as a Copy Editor. He can then choose to either go back to reporting or sub-editing or progress to become a Desk Supervisor heading his own team of reporters.