Profession copy editor
Copy editors ascertain that a text is agreeable to read. They ensure that a text adheres to the conventions of grammar and spelling. Copy editors read and revise materials for books, journals, magazines and other media.
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- Artistic / Enterprising
The set of structural rules governing the composition of clauses, phrases, and words in any given natural language.
- Copyright legislation
Legislation describing the protection of the rights of original authors over their work, and how others can use it.
The rules concerning the way words are spelled.
- Writing techniques
The different techniques to write a story such as the descriptive, persuasive, first person and other techniques.
The art and techniques of arranging type to make written language readable and beautiful. The arrangement of type involves selecting typefaces, point size, line length, line spacing, letter spacing, and adjusting the space within letter pairs.
- Follow a brief
Interpret and meet requirements and expectations, as discussed and agreed upon with the customers.
- Apply grammar and spelling rules
Apply the rules of spelling and grammar and ensure consistency throughout texts.
- Suggest revision
Suggest adaptations and revisions of manuscripts to authors to make the manuscript more appealing to the target audience.
- Track changes in text editing
Track changes such as grammar and spelling corrections, element additions, and other modifications when editing (digital) texts.
- Use dictionaries
Use glossaries and dictionaries to search for the meaning, the spelling, and synonyms of words.
- Follow work schedule
Manage the sequence of activities in order to deliver completed work on agreed deadlines by following a work schedule.
- Consult with editor
Consult with the editor of a book, magazine, journal or other publications about expectations, requirements, and progress.