The average salary for a Copy Editor in United Kingdom is £25,620.
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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 …Read more
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.
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Popular Skills for Copy Editor
Skills in Editing, Proofreading and Adobe InDesign are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include English Language and Copywriting.
Pay by Experience Level for Copy Editor
An early career Copy Editor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £23,687 based on 35 salaries. A mid-career Copy Editor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £28,258 based on 23 salaries. An experienced Copy Editor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £28,916 based on 19 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £32,000.
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