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InfoTrust Group is seeking a technical editor to join its team in Austin, Texas. InfoTrust Group provides documentation solutions and information management for the aerospace, automotive, defense, health-care, manufacturing, publishing, and tech industries. The technical editor will edit and format technical manuals and training materials, ensuring adherence to client-specific styles and overall high quality. This temporary-to-hire, onsite position requires an associate’s degree in English, journalism, or a related field or the equivalent of experience and training; at least one year of experience editing technical documentation; and experience editing in Word, Framemaker, XML/SGM, or Adobe Acrobat. The yearly...
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In this issue, we bring you three articles focused on fiction. Our In Depth feature, by copyediting veteran Amy Schneider, is a how-to guide for copyediting fiction manuscripts. She teaches you how to set up your files, highlights some common problems to watch for, and outlines a style sheet for longer works. The style sheet template alone is worth the price of admission.
Ruth Thaler-Carter returns to our pages with an interview of Richard Peabody, owner of Paycock Press and publisher of the international literary magazine Gargoyle. Members will enjoy the behind-the-scenes look Peabody grants us.
And Mark Farrell’s Currents column gives five practical tips for stretching your self-publishing author’s budget while you make the most of your copyediting skills.
Don’t miss the rest of our regular features, either. Katharine O’Moore-Klopf makes her first appearance in the new Business of Copyediting column, and she’s encouraging all of us to get on our feet while working as a way to live healthier, happier lives. She has some great resources for you to check out.
Finally, if you’ll be at the American Copy Editors Society’s annual conference in April, please come find me. I’ll be speaking on freelancing and on social media and hosting a freelancers’ event. I’d love to meet you!
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How often have you wished that the copyediting profession had some industry standards you could follow to ensure a job well done? Or longed for a best-practices list you could give to junior colleagues? Or wondered where you could get more training to improve your skills?
In this issue, our front page features articles to help you do your job better. Our In Depth story offers 10 commandments, collectively called The Copyeditor’s Typographic Oath, that will guide you toward better, more efficient editing. The Resources column suggests plenty of training opportunities that could help you sharpen your skills. Whether you prefer self-directed learning or studying with others, there’s a solution out there for you.
To help you navigate the changing tides of our industry, we are introducing a new column this issue: The Business of Copyediting, written alternately by Daniel Sosnoski and Katharine O’Moore-Klopf. The column will focus on the challenges of working as a copyediting employee (Sosnoski) or freelancer (O’Moore-Klopf).
We’re also introducing a new game in this issue. Test your pop culture knowledge with The Crossword, which replaces The Quiz. Don’t worry, though; all your favorite columns are still here—Grammar on the Edge, Currents, Ask the Editor, and the rest.
As another year winds down, now is the time to consider where you want to be a year from now. What new skills do you want to acquire? What new connections do you want to make? What can you do to prepare for the challenges ahead?
Along with reading Copyediting’s newsletter and blog and attending our audio conferences, you can add “attending a live conference” to your list of ways to reach your goals for the coming year. Live conferences offer a depth and breadth of information that’s difficult to duplicate in other formats. In addition, the networking opportunities are second to none. My In Depth article gives you a sample of what I learned at a recent editing conference, which makes the case for attending a similar event in 2013.
Elsewhere in our pages, you’ll read about
- setting rates for your freelancing business, from guest writer Ruth Thaler-Carter
- the rules of relative pronouns, from Jonathon Owen the incorrect homophone phenomenon, from Mark Farrell
- what’s possible in online editing, from guest writer Geoff Hart Language Log, from Mark Peters
- unhealthful trends, from Paul Martin