Editorial Assistant: A description for the editorial assistant job

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Editorial Assistant: Assistant editor, associate editor Prepares written material for publication, performing any combination of following duties: Reads copy to detect errors in spelling, punctuation, and syntax. Verifies facts, dates, and statistics, using standard reference sources. Rewrites or modifies copy to conform to publication’s style and editorial policy and marks copy for typesetter, using standard symbols to indicate how type should be set. Reads galley and page proofs to detect errors and indicates corrections, using standard proofreading symbols. May also confer with authors regarding changes made to manuscript. May also select and crop photographs and illustrative materials to conform to space and subject matter requirements. May also prepare page layouts to position and space articles and illustrations. May also write or rewrite headlines, captions, columns, articles, and stories according to publication requirements. May also initiate or reply to correspondence regarding material published or being considered for publication. May also read and evaluate submitted manuscripts and be designated Manuscript Reader (printing industry). May also be designated according to type of publication worked on as Copy Reader (printing industry) when working on newspaper, Copy Reader, Book (printing industry) when working on books.

Job industry: printing industry

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