How to transition from EA to editor?
June 5, 2012 11:40 AM Subscribe
I'd like a career transition from an Assistant to copy-editor/editor. What steps can I take while holding this job to help me prepare to be competitive for the new type of job?
posted by jymelyne to Writing & Language (9 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
I've worked as an assistant to the president of an organization for 7 years. Part of that job entails drafting and editing letters, speeches, and board materials. However, I haven't held any position that would indicate that kind of work in the title. I'm afraid resume reviewers will skip right over my application. Are there kinds of outside work, classes, or certification tests that could help me? I know that I'll have to start from scratch, but I would take anything in the writing/editing/fact-checking field to get started.