One of the most emphatic tips I give aspiring editors is to get an internship. It's the best way to get experience on your resume before you graduate from college (or a way to get your feet wet if you are thinking of switching careers). I just ran across this post for a great internship in Indy. Also check www.wiley.com; they have postings for several different internships. Act fast, though--time's a'wastin'!
Req Number: 00019930
Date Opened: Mon Mar 26 16:48:34 EST 2007
Location(s): Indianapolis IN
Pearson Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer EOE/M/F/V/D.
The project editor guides the manuscript through copy editing, author review, indexing, composition, proofreading, and prepress. This particular group supports the following imprints: Addison Wesley Professional, Prentice Hall Professional, Wharton School Publishing, FT-PH, Cisco Press, Que, and Sams Publishing.Coordinates the flow of manuscripts from the author stage through shipping the book to the printer, copy editing manuscript for grammar and consistency, developing manuscript content, proofreading page proofs, processing art and illustrations, and formatting text. Interns are responsible for all steps involved in the project editing process and interact with authors, editorial, production, marketing, and manufacturing. Interns must maintain corporate database systems with a high degree of accuracy and timeliness.
Area of study in English, journalism, or related program; strong grammar skills; knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel; detail-oriented; good communication skills; strong organizational skills; self-motivated.Knowledge of Macs, QuarkXPress, FileMaker, and graphic design using programs, such as Adobe Illustrator, a plus.If you are interested in applying for this position and you meet the minimum qualifications for the opening, please submit your resume no later than April 20, 2007 to our paperless, on-line database by going to www.pearsoned.com to complete the Online Response Form. Please note: No resumes will be accepted via the mail, fax or walk-in. All applicants must submit their interest in a specific position by applying online.Equal Opportunity Employer m/f/d/v