Statement of Purpose to become an Editor in the Field of Publishing

853 Words Feb 17th, 2018 3 Pages
After plenty of research, experience, and self-evaluation, I think I’ve found a fairly solid fit. A fast moving, creative environment surrounded by interesting people, whilst utilizing my love for literature, a career in publishing is calling my name. Specifically, a career as an editor. Both book editing and script editing sound appealing to me, but for now I’ll focus on book editing. As an editor, I would have a working environment that suits me and appropriate skills for the job, such as interpersonal skills, language skills, writing skills, creativity, and being detail oriented. (bls.gov) Also, values that are important to me would be a focus in this career, such as independence, achievement, and recognition. A career as an editor is a fulfilling career goal because of the ability to improve communication. (Cole 2) Just knowing that I want a career in editing won’t get me one, so how does one obtain this career? While a college education isn’t necessary in all cases, a Bachelor’s degree is typically something an employer looks for. (bls.gov) Journalism, Communications, or English are typically the major most prospective employees have, if any. With strong enough writing skills, a Bachelor’s degree in another field may do just as well. Book editors who edit texts specific to a certain field, such as medical texts, may want to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in a science field, rather than say,…
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