Misc A Guide to Becoming an Editor

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  1. J-Mitch

    J-Mitch ⚖ Tipping the Scales of the World

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    We Bring to you JFB's first Guide. A Guide to Becoming an Editor. This is an introductory guide is to help writers and editors and basically anyone else to improve their ability in storytelling.
     
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    raltzero CollegeIsAPain | Translator on Hiatus

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    Not to be mean or anything, but grammar school is a must(or at least schooling in grammar) if you want to be an editor. Otherwise, you're going to be fumbling around with basically everything that's needed out of an editor.
     
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    DiabolicGod Well-known lazy Member

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    Not really. If you edit only your 1. Language and you've read enough published good books you really don't need a grammar school or sth like that unless you're stupid.

    Obvious focus on enough and good published books
     
  4. Aldnonymous

    Aldnonymous Male Member

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    When I was trained to become a sworn translator, grammar was secondary.

    The only thing that must be kept in mind is mistake on translation. Legal document was never a joking matter.

    But I guess the standard between translator and editor are different considering the fact that these two are completely different beings.
     
  5. Boricua Lunar

    Boricua Lunar The Jaded Wangfei Inquisitive Polymath

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    I was a professional editor. You do need to know language, grammar, writing styles and techniques, time management skills, editing techniques and people and negotiating skills. Other things as well but I won't go into all that. This is to be a professional editor though. The further up you go, the more you will need to acquire more corporate skills.
     
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  6. J-Mitch

    J-Mitch ⚖ Tipping the Scales of the World

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    As stated, this guide is not a replacement for Grammar Lessons. This is just to help those focus on some key aspects necessary for starting your path as an editor.
     
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    asriu Well-Known Member

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    hey
    there thing called double thread~
    same poster with similar intention and really close on content~
    should I report it?
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