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If you have an interest in a career as an editor, the most
obvious classes that will prepare you include English, literature,
and composition classes. You should also become familiar and
comfortable working with word processing programs, either through
taking a computer science class or through your own schoolwork.
Taking journalism classes will give you the opportunity to practice
different writing styles, including short feature pieces and long
investigative stories. Art classes can also be useful to learn the
basics of photography and illustration, and to learn about elements
of design and page appearance. Take advantage of any clubs or
extracurricular activities that will give you a chance to write or
edit. Joining the school newspaper staff is a great way to explore
different tasks in publishing, such as writing, editing, layout,
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