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Topic: How do I get into proofreading/copy editing?

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Subject: How do I get into proofreading/copy editing?
Date Posted: 6/24/2009 4:30 PM ET
Member Since: 3/18/2009
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For some odd reason, I really enjoy proofreading documents.  I know, it's a strange quirk of mine.  :) 

Anyway, I would really like to get into the field of proofreading/copy editing books, magazines, etc.  Can anyone here give me any advice or resources? 

Date Posted: 6/24/2009 7:11 PM ET
Member Since: 10/13/2007
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There is a topic near the end of the Writers Forums "looking for a project to edit".. the poster is someone who was doing a course where they learned the skills you are asking about :)

I submitted a short story of mine and one of the class edited it for me :)

Date Posted: 7/5/2009 4:31 PM ET
Member Since: 10/12/2008
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would you 'look' at one of my pieces?