How to become an Editor in a Publishing House
Are you looking for a job option in a publishing house? Do you want to know how you can get a job of an editor in a publishing house or Book Publication company? There are numerous publishing houses in India which publish school books, college books, general books, higher education books, magazines etc. The editor plays an important role in a publishing house.
All the manuscripts received from the authors is runs through the editors who fine tune the content and make it error free be it a grammatical error or any other language error. The editors role also becomes very important because they also assist the authors and coordinate with them while the manuscript is being written.
Eligibility Criteria for an Editor Job
Most of the publishing houses hire post graduates with very good oral and written communication skills in the respective language. They should have the command over the language. If you are a fresher and wich to join as an editor in any publishing house you can join as a trainee editor. However most of the publishers will conduct a test before appointing any editor. They will give you a raw manuscript and will ask you to check it for any mistakes. You may also be asked to write or add something into it. There are companies which hire fresh graduates as well.
If you feel that you have the command over the language and wish to make your career in publishing then you can start as an junior or trainee editor. From here you can climb up the ladder from Senior Editor, Editorial Manager, Managing Editor and Editor in Chief.
You must be wondering what would be the salary package for a trainee editor. How much is the salary of an editor? It will also depend from company to company but on an average a fresh post graduate joining as trainee editor will get a starting salary between Rs 12000 to Rs 20000 per month. Growth prospects are high but then you need to prove yourself in such a competitive world.
There are many consultants who offer services for the publishing companies. You can also apply directly at the companies websites. Some of the famous and renowned publishing companies where you can start your career as an editor are Oxford, Penguine Books, Pearson, Vikas Publishing House, Jaypee Brothers, Aptara, Thompson Digital, Wiley, Sage etc.