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Editorial Workshops &
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This section gives you a place to start/learn more about career
possibilities within the creative and editorial industries.
Many of the articles
contain links to further readings.
Table of Editing/Copyediting Marks
& Cover Letter Preparation
I just wanted to send you a brag
email – I am a former English major who now works in broadcast news
– never got a formal grammar background. I certainly wasn’t versed
in AP style at all. But then I got an offer for an interview for a
copyediting job. In two days. And I was going to have to take an
EDITING test. On AP STYLE. PANIC! I did a search, found your site,
and after two days and evenings of doing AP Style tests non-stop and
cramming with my brand new AP Stylebook, I aced my test and got
asked back for a second interview! THANK YOU!
so much for putting all those testing links on your site… I'm doing some of
the AP style tests now… a job interview came up out of the blue and I was
able to brush up on my rusty spelling. What a big, big, big help! Thank you!
C. Townsel, Atlanta, GA
What NOT to do When Submitting a Cover/Intro
Letter for a Job/Freelance Gig
Straight from the
Editor to Editor: Q&A
from Editors Only (A Peer to Peer Newsletter for Editors)
Editorial Testing (Overview, Tests, Types of )
When You Should Refuse to Test for a Job
**More Insight: MediaBistro.com forum thread on the ins,
outs, whys and why nots of testing
Style: An Overview
**AP-style Copyediting Test
**More AP-style Tests
**General Editing Test
**Art Director Test
(Most commonly misspelled words)
**Chicago Manual of Style (Downloadable CE Test)
Manual of Style Website (Q&A, About, Etc.)
Style: An Overview
Assessment Test: LiveCareer
identifies your career interests and then tells you what jobs are out
there for you. It's an essential tool to make tough career decisions and
find careers you might not otherwise explore.
your livelihood depends on a paycheck, a commission check or a positive
cash flow at the end of the month, you need to read this book.
Bookshelf for Editorial
Workers: The following are considered "bibles" of the editorial
craft; some are industry specific.
Elements of Style
Manual of Style
Handbook of Style
Medical Association Manual of Style
Editing: The Practical Guide for Editors and Writers
and Format: The CBE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers
for many more articles on every facet of the creative and editorial
industries: marketing, e-books & more!
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