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As the copy editor, I believe you'd be responsible for the text itself, the person who does the actual work of editing. As the Editor in Chief, I think you'd be responsible for the bigger picture and for more management-type tasks. For which position would be more fulfilling or challenging, that depends on you. Do you like to focus on the nitty gritty ...


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An MFA would come in handy when working in the publishing world. A lot of editors for publishing houses have MFAs and even owners of publishing houses occasionally have them. I know at least one of the editors at the primary house I work for has one and I'll be pursuing an MFA myself. Not only does the experience often help editors, it gives the publishing ...


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Your question is very specific: which one would be more fulfilling or challenging. At a start-up, there is no doubt in my mind that editor-in-chief would be more challenging. A copy editor can always make a weak excuse and slip out the door. The editor-in-chief is there until the last typo is fixed. Being the editor-in-chief would be very exciting, not to ...


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I applied to an MFA program as a side-option last year, and I am about 90% per cent certain that I read this somewhere on the department's site/admissions portal. (The 10% uncertainty comes from not being able to recall where exactly, maybe on a FAQ somewhere). Paraphrased: Our students usually are able to find part time work as editors for ...


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As far as I've been able to ascertain through the years the "educational" institutions are about the only place that the MFA carries any weight. In a way I'm glad I didn't go for one decades ago.


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I'm not sure how much help I'm going to be, since in the end a lot of these things come down to subjective likes and dislikes, but here's a few thoughts: The pattern of "problem, action, result" is often recommended for resume-type writing. The goal is to prove your skills and experience with a concrete example of how you had a problem, what you did to try ...


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There is no right or easy answer to this question. If you asked 1000 screenwriters how they got their break you'd get 1000 different answers but the single continuous thread that will run through every answer is "Write an amazing screenplay." Seriously, the world is always looking for writers and good screenplays will always get noticed. On a practical ...



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