In this career, your responsibilities may include:
- Reading and revising the work of writers before it is published, and deciding whether or not to publish the work at all.
- Correcting spelling and grammar, verifying facts, and editing writing to make content clearer.
- Helping writers develop their ideas and adhere to the publisher’s policies.
- Editing content for magazines, newspapers, books, or websites.
In your job search, you may find listings for this career under different titles. You can find some examples of these, as well as more information about this career, at Career One Stop.
Typically requires a bachelor’s degree. Obtaining a master’s degree can make you eligible for careers with greater responsibility and higher salaries in this career pathway, if you do not already have the U.S. equivalent of a master’s degree.
Certification is not required.
No licensure is required to work as an Editor.