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Copy Editors

Education and Training Requirements

High School

To prepare for a career as a copy editor while in high school take as many English and writing courses as possible. Working on your school newspaper or yearbook also will provide beneficial experience. Because a college degree is necessary to enter this profession, also take college preparatory course. Learning and mastering a second language—such as Spanish—will allow you to work on manuscripts that are in another language. Having this talent will make you a more attractive job candidate. 

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