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Subject:<dcma -at- MAIL1 -dot- NAI -dot- NET From:Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- AXIONET -dot- COM> Date:Wed, 5 Mar 1997 18:16:45 -0500
Carolyn Haley wrote:
>What does it take to become a full-time copyeditor?
I don't know if the situation is the same everywhere. However, in my
area, it seems that the line between writers and editors are blurring.
People who have been around for a while can specialize, but people like
me, who are just breaking into the fields, seem to need to know how to
do a bit of everything. In fact, one of my pet theories is that you can
tell how long someone has been in the field by how specialized they are.
Bruce Byfield (bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com)
IBM WAVE Group
Burnaby, BC, Canada
"Roll me out a barrel, I'll toast you to your knees,
Take away this safety net, bring me my trapeze,
Order me a stretcher, for midnight if you please--"
--Oyster Band, "The Shouting End of Life"