College graduates have a demanding Time in the current job market. If you are job hunting and nobody reacted to the first 300 resumes you sent out, do not despair. You might not instantly find work in your chosen profession, but in the meantime, you do have choices besides unpaid internships and Cobs. Based upon your other obligations, you can make this either a fulltime or a part-time gig. Perhaps you want to work at home after having your first child. Or maybe you will need to supplement your income from another job. It is not necessary to have a burning desire for a career in the publishing business. All that you need are good writing and language skills, a detail oriented character, and a little basic instruction. Needless to say, the very best copy editors also have broad knowledge about many present and not so current topics, but this is obtained gradually. The more books they are exposed to, the more expert they become in areas they knew nothing about.
If you answered yes to 2 or more of the preceding questions, you are probably a natural. Odds are you could become a fantastic editor. You will be your own boss. You may schedule your own time and can work the hours you choose. Working at home will let you seamlessly switch copyright books to getting your own personal jobs done and responding to crises. If the school nurse calls at noon to say your son has chicken pox, you may quickly drive over to pick him up, without apologizing to a boss or requesting a coworker to pay for you.
You will save yourself time and money by not commuting to work, shopping for office clothes, and dressing up every morning, or eating lunch in restaurants. Peaceful work Surroundings You can avoid the stress of office politics and functioning under power-hungry or petty minded bosses. The majority of your communications will be via email and telephone calls with in-house production editors. I need to mention that after seventeen years of working with dozens of editors, I have never run into anybody unpleasant. They all have been super nice individuals, which is unheard of in almost any profession. Generally, you will learn a lot. Books I have edited have featured cutting edge nourishment and health discoveries which I integrated into my way of life, witty political rants that examined current events more intensely than any magazine or newspaper could, self-help suggestions and mental instruction, and other useful info.
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