What are the best ways to prepare to be a copyeditor? [SURVEY]

Expert editors: English majors need your help!

What did YOU do to prepare for a career in copyediting?

Those with an English degree often have a gifted eye for detail and excellent grammar and spelling, but when it comes to the world of style guides and editing, it’s not always cut and dry!

Depending on the college you attended, the classes you took, your specific professors and so much more, you may or may not have delved into the rules of grammar, much less learned how to be a professional editor. So, what steps did you take to get where you are today?

Take a moment to share your wisdom with the up-and-coming copyeditors in our audience! Your answers may be included in an upcoming article on Dear English Major. On behalf of thousands of English majors—thank you very much!

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Posted on February 25, 2016 .