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Copy Editor

Copy editors help ensure that a text is accurate in language, style and content. They report to the managing editor and are responsible for fact-checking, proofreading, and editing texts while maintaining the original writer’s purposes.

Skills and Responsibilities

  • Edit documents for grammar, style, and citation accuracy
  • Maintain clarity, coherence, consistency, and correctness in copy
  • Assist with developing ideas for content
  • Be aware of audience
  • Maintain good relationships with writers and other staff members

Where They Work

A copy editor will often work for publishing houses, newspapers, magazines and other companies. Companies and organizations that have recently posted jobs for copy editors in California include Apple, AAA, Condé Nast, and Adecco Creative.

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