Monday night, our instructor went over the homework assignment which was primarily about subject and verb agreements. I had to look up what the subject for a sentence was because I hadn’t studied this since junior high school.
Upon reviewing the homework, I did well – better than I expected. Where I was lacking was in changing subject/verb agreements in sentences.
Then we did an in-class exercise which consisted of rearranging sentences, subject/verb agreement and a long article about Black Jazz Vocalists with crazy errors to remedy.
At the end of the class, I realized I’m not cut out to be a Copyeditor. I thought I’d enjoy this but knowing myself, I would get bored. I think if I had a job like say, Production Editor, where I oversaw edits on manuscripts and did other things other than only copyedit, I would be happy. Freelance Copyeditor? Me? I don’t see it.
For those interested in looking for Copyediting jobs, I have conveniently provided the websites referred to me by my instructor. Enjoy.
Copyeditor Job Board: http://jobs.copyeditor.com
The Slot: http://www.theslot.com/howto.html
Freelance Mailing List: http://www.comteck.com/~tanuki/
Editorial Freelancers Association: http://www.the-efa.org/
Copyediting Job Resources: http://www.nyu.edu/classes/copyXediting/eresources.html#job