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Copy Editor

The Right Words Make all the Difference

Read transcript or proof type setup to detect and mark for correction any grammatical, typographical, or compositional errors. Includes proofreaders of Braille.

Contact Info

Center for Career Exploration and Success

45 Armstrong Center

550 E. Spring St.

Oxford, OH 45056


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Related Job Titles

Content Editor, Copyholder, News Copy Editor, Typesetter, Copy Chief, Desk Editor, Proofer, Copy Editor, Editorial Assistant, Proofreader

Facts and Stats

Your career outlook is looking good – just like these stats.

O*NET Code: 43-9081.00

O*NET Summary
  • $44k Median wages (annual)


  • 1,500 Projected job openings


What you Need to Know

  • English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Communications and Media — Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
  • Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.


Related Programs

Top Technology Requirements Included in Job Postings

  • Computer based training software — Adobe Systems Adobe Captivate; InScribe
  • Desktop publishing software — Adobe Systems Adobe FrameMaker; Adobe Systems Adobe InDesign; Quark Xpress
  • Graphics or photo imaging software — Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator; Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop; Microsoft Visio
  • Video creation and editing software — Adobe Systems Adobe After Effects; Apple Final Cut Pro X; Avid Technology Media Composer
  • Word processing software — Adobe Systems Adobe InCopy; Microsoft Word; Serenity Software Editor; Whitesmoke

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