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How can I become an editor?

I have a full time job unrelated to the field and I have no college background. I don't plan on spending thousands of dollars on a college education and I would like to work from home. Do all employers require a college degree?

Asked By: jess - 7/27/2006
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As an experienced editor, I can tell you for a fact that it is a difficult profession to break into--especially without a related degree. I have degrees in English and History, with a strong background in grammar and spelling. Those are key elements if you want to build a reputation as an editor... More
Answered By: FiveStarAuthor - 7/27/2006
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For anything above a typewriter or proofreader-in fact, for most jobs that net more than minimum wage, unless you want to start your own business, you need a college degree. Ask some employers about their specific requirements.
Answered By: tkron31 - 7/27/2006
 
Yeah, for that kind of job you would be highly lucky and a rare one to get in without a degree. And personally that would also be unfair to all those that worked hard to get it...
Answered By: Indigo - 7/27/2006
 
The chances of getting an editing job without a degree in either English or Journalism is virtually nil... More
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Answered By: SLWrites - 7/27/2006
 
Working from home is difficult unless you are a freelance copy editor. You may be able to start with a couple of courses under your belt, but it will take considerable experience before you are competent... More
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Answered By: The Roo - 7/27/2006
 
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