The Copy Editor

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What are some advantages of being a freelance copy editor?

The Copy Editor

Copy editor jobs are a popular choice for professionals who are searching for freelance work. Many companies will outsource this type of work to contractors on a part-time or full-time basis rather than create a position in-house. This creates a good situation for both freelance editors and corporations. Freelancers can enjoy all the flexibility that comes with the lifestyle and companies have the advantage of not having to pay for benefits. This typically means a higher rate of pay for the freelancer as well.

Copy editors proofread and adjust copy before it goes to print (or on the Web), paying special attention to things such as style, spelling, and usage. Specific duties will vary depending on the project and the company. Some copy editors will write captions and titles, while others will even have a hand in designing the page. As a freelancer, the more experience you have doing a variety of these things, the better your chances for landing work with a company in a contract position.



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