A Copy Editor earns an average salary of C$40,337 per year. A skill in Editing is associated with high pay for this job.

C$32,544 - C$63,229
C$33K
C$42K
C$63K
MEDIAN: C$41,917
10%
50%
90%
C$14.75 - C$39.59
C$15
C$25
C$40
MEDIAN: C$24.55
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$67K
Salary C$32,544 - C$63,229
Bonus C$1,800
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$31,538 - C$67,107
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 58
Hourly Data C$0C$39
Hourly Rate C$14.75 - C$39.59
Overtime C$38.76
Annual Data C$0C$67K
Bonus C$1,800
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$31,538 - C$67,107
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 47

Job Description for Copy Editor

Copy editors are responsible for reviewing content for their organization's publications, which could include newspapers, magazines, newsletters, website content, mass emails and other written materials. These editors must ensure that materials are factually accurate and free of spelling and grammatical errors; they may also have to work with writers and others within the company to resolve errors and ensure materials are ready for publication. Copy editors also need to make sure that materials fit within the tone, style and perspective of their publication(s). Additionally, they may work with designers, photo editors, web editors and other professionals to ensure content fits within a cohesive package and resolve any issues that arise in the editing process. Copy editors often need to work within tight deadlines, and they must be able to multitask and prioritize assignments to ensure that all tasks are completed promptly.

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Copy Editor Tasks

  • Correct grammar and spelling.
  • Check documents and other items for readability, style, and agreement with editorial policy.
  • Check text to ensure copy is well written and logically structured.
  • Check facts and ask questions to the author.
  • Ensure that text agrees with the approved style.

Copy Editor Pay By Employer

$0$92K

Self-Employed
8 profiles
$64,621

$53,444

Copy Editor Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Copy Editor

Pay by Experience for a Copy Editor has a positive trend. An entry-level Copy Editor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$38,000 based on 29 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Copy Editor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$42,000 based on 26 salaries. An experienced Copy Editor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$56,000 based on 12 salaries. A Copy Editor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$56,000 based on 7 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$44,926

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Copy Editor Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Copy Editor?

Copy Editor in Toronto:
"It works for me."
Pros: I like being able to clean up some of the noise in the world (in this case, the bad/unclear/incorrect/poorly spelled/grammatically incorrect writing). And I like that my job feels like word-based problem solving. Showing willing-to-learn people how they can improve their writing.
Cons: Fixing the same mistakes over and over; dealing with people who can't/won't learn. The fact that people don't know what I do.

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Key Stats for Copy Editor

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
14%

Experience Affects Copy Editor Salaries

▲25%

▲24%

National Average
C$45,000

▼5%

▼15%

Skills That Affect Copy Editor Salaries

▲9%

▲4%

National Average
C$45,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 31%
no benefits
None: 44%