Jan 15

Editing: The Big Picture

While we will read a description of a technical editor for next week, our discussion today will focus on an introduction to the field and the job.

  1. Go to your favorite search engine or directory and type in “technical editing” as a phrase search. Click on each of the first ten links returned. What did you learn about editing that you didn’t know before?
  2. Go to your favorite job advertising website and search for “technical editor”: how many jobs are there? where in the county are the positions located? what job requirements do they list? what responsibilities are mentioned? how much experience do they request? if they specify a salary, what is it?
  3. Search for “technical editing services” online. Choose one company and read about its services and its costs.