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Copy Editors

Advancement Prospects

After gaining skill and experience, copy editors may be given a wider range of duties while retaining the same title. They may advance to the position of senior copy editor, which involves overseeing the work of junior copy editors, or project editor. The project editor performs a wide variety of tasks, including copyediting, coordinating the work of in-house and freelance copy editors, and managing the schedule of a particular project. From this position, an editor may move up to become an assistant editor, then managing editor, then editor in chief.

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