Writing & Editing
Job Profile / Job Description
1) Who can work as a writer or an editor? What are the requirements?
Anybody can become a writer or an editor. Having a good grasp of the language you are working with is certainly a requirement. ✍️
You have to know the spelling and grammar of the language fairly well. Moreover, it is useful to understand various styles of the written text so you can opt for appropriate words and phrases. 💭
If you are a native speaker of the language you can be confident to accomplish a writing/editing task satisfactorily.
📝 Moreover, it would be advantageous to have a compiled portfolio already. However, in case you don’t have a portfolio of your copy or articles you have already written, you can showcase a couple of excerpts from your research papers of university assignments, especially if they received a good grade.
2) What do freelance writers and editors actually do?
Freelancers engaged in writing and editing jobs may write themselves or supervise other writers.
Writers can work as generalists or specialists. Generalists are able to successfully write good copy in any of the client’s field of interest while specialists focus on writing about a small range of interrelated topics.
Freelance writers compose text for magazine articles, press releases, leaflets, posters, blog posts, website articles, newsletters, or company memos. 🖊️
Editors review, proofread and correct written text before it’s published.
Freelance Writers and Editors come under various different names including Editor, Writer, Creative Writer, Author, Storyteller, Poet, Academic Formatting Consultant, Content Strategist, Proofreader, Quality Assurance Evaluator, Story Shaper, Book Reviewer, Copy Editor, Article Editor, Book Editor, Content Editor, Ghostwriter, Copywriter, or Copyeditor. 😅