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Also called: Editor, News Editor, Newspaper Copy Editor, Sports Editor

Where in the military? In the military: see titles from the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, or Navy.

What they do:
Plan, coordinate, or edit content of material for publication. May review proposals and drafts for possible publication. Includes technical editors.
On the job, you would:
  • Read copy or proof to detect and correct errors in spelling, punctuation, and syntax.
  • Verify facts, dates, and statistics, using standard reference sources.
  • Read, evaluate and edit manuscripts or other materials submitted for publication and confer with authors regarding changes in content, style or organization, or publication.


Arts and Humanities
  • English language
  • multimedia
  • management
  • administrative services
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design


Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • writing things for co-workers or customers
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


  • read and understand what is written
  • communicate by writing
Ideas and Logic
  • come up with lots of ideas
  • group things in different ways


People interested in this work like activities that include creating, designing, and making your own rules.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability
  • Stress Tolerance


You might use software like this on the job:

Word processing software
  • AutoCrit Editing Wizard
  • Editor Software Stylewriter
Web page creation and editing software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Dreamweaver Hot Technology
  • Facebook Hot Technology
Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop Hot Technology
  • Microsoft Visio Hot Technology


Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
master's degree
usually needed

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