Lexicographers

Lexicographers research word usage and history, record citations, and write and edit entries for dictionaries. They are employed by major dictionary publishers and publishers of specialized dictionaries, such as medical, law, and foreign language dictionaries.


Quick Facts
Duties Research word usage and history, record citations, and write and edit entries for dictionaries
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities exist in all regions
Education and Training
  • Bachelor's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Computer Science
  • English
  • History
Experience Previous editorial or publishing experience helpful
Skills
  • Information Management
  • Research
  • Writing
Personality Traits
  • Creative
  • Curious
  • Organized
Licensure/Certification None
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Lexicographer Supervisor, or Editor
  • Lexicographer
  • Junior Lexicographer, or Editorial Assistant, or Proofreader

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