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Career and Education Opportunities for Editorial Specialists

In general, editorial specialists perform variety of editorial duties, such as laying out, indexing, and revising content of written materials, in preparation for final publication.

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STATES WITH Editorial Specialist OPPORTUNITIES

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JOB DESCRIPTION: Editorial Specialist

Editorial specialists read copy or proof to uncover and correct errors in spelling and syntax. They also ready, rewrite and edit copy to further optimize readability, or supervise others who do this work. Equally important, editorial specialists have to design story or content concepts, considering reader or audience appeal. They are often called upon to verify facts and statistics, using standard reference sources. Finally, editorial specialists read, evaluate and edit manuscripts or other materials submitted for publication and talk with authors regarding changes in content, style or organization, or publication.

Every day, editorial specialists are expected to be able to write clearly and communicate well. They need to read and understand documents and reports. It is also important that they see details at a very fine level of focus.