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5 Signs You're Ready to Be an Editor

It takes more than spotting typos to be fit for the job

By Janelle Harris - July 3, 2012
When it's time to dole out high fives and pats on the back for an article well done, the writer typically gets the accolades. Rarely does anyone ask, "Who edited that piece? They worked the hell out of that dangling modifier."

And yet it's the expertise of editors that makes stories the poignant examples of journalism that they become. So, it's quite natural for a writer to want to venture to the other side to see what that life's really like. In fact, it's almost expected in some circles as a next-level progression for someone with a fascination with words. From the perspectives of three editors who write (or writers who edit, depending on who you ask), here's how to know if you're truly cut out for the job....

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