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Overview

Editors perform a wide range of functions, but their primary responsibility is to ensure that text provided by writers is suitable in content, format, and style for the intended audiences. Readers are an editor's first priority. Among the employers of editors are book publishers, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, advertising agencies, nonprofits, radio stations, television stations, Internet sites, and corporations of all kinds. There are about 96,690 editors employed in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

None

Outlook

Decline
Personality Traits

Creative

Organized

Problem-Solving

Career Ladder
Editorial Director

Managing Editor

Editor

Copy Editor

Editorial Assistant or Proofreader

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