What is a Copy Editor?


Copy Editor Job Description

Copy editors are responsible for ensuring that text is accurate and grammatically correct prior to publication. Copy editors may work on such publications as newspapers, books, magazines and others.



Typical Job Duties

• Ensure text is well written and properly structured

• Correct any grammar and spelling errors

• Ensure that style is in line with that of the publishing house

• Ensure facts are accurate

• Ensure that illustrations and captions are correct

• May add headlines and introductory paragraphs to magazine articles



Scholarships for Becoming a Copy Editor

The Applicable Majors section below shows fields of study relevant to a career as a Copy Editor. You can search for scholarships matched to those fields of study on our All Scholarships by Major page.


Success Tip: Be sure to apply for any scholarships that you even barely qualify for, as there are millions of dollars of scholarships that go unused every year due to a lack of applicants!



Applicable Majors

Studying one of the university majors listed below is an excellent starting point for becoming a Copy Editor. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!


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