How do you pursue a Career in Language Editing?



I think Language Editing is a great Career option. Almost everyone seems to be talking about How to start a Career in Language Editing, while I want to first develop an understanding of What is a Career in Language Editing. It had been a while since I was researching about a Career in Language Editing, when I came across: https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180310-0001/Arts/Writing/Career-in-Language-Editing/english 

Warishree’s perspective!

Warishree invested 4 years in Language Editing. Warishree has worked in Language Editing as Language Editor in Macmillan. In Warishree’s own words, this is how Warishree got into Language Editing: “I did Economics Honours from Delhi University and Masters in Economics from Doon University, Dehradun. I also did masters in English from Open University and post that, I started working as a language editor with Macmillan and since 2015, I am working there.” I searched Warishree on Google and found this profile: https://www.lifepage.in/page/warishree 

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Career Video on Language Editing

In a video, Warishree has talked about various aspects of a Career in Language Editing. Warishree started by explaining Language Editing as: “Language Editing is defined as making revisions to and suggestions about the content of a document, focusing on improving the accuracy of language, flow, and overall readability, as well as checking for grammar and spelling. In other words, editing involves a detailed review of a paper.” The video gave me so much food for thought.


It was a welcome change to see the video touch upon Education as theoretical knowledge needed to excel at Language Editing, and not merely as Qualifications needed to enter Language Editing. Warishree touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:

  • Subject Knowledge
  • General Awareness
  • English Grammar
  • Research


Warishree then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Language Editing:

  • Reading
  • Leadership
  • Decision Making
  • Observation
  • Management


Warishree believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Language Editing:

  • Become Intellectual
  • Vast Career Opportunities
  • Flexible Timings
  • Job Satisfaction
  • Networking


And, Warishree believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Language Editing:

  • Meeting Deadlines
  • High Responsibility
  • Competition


In the final section of the video Warishree talks about How a day goes in a Career in Language Editing. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Language Editing, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video: https://lifepage.app.link/20180310-0001 

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I continued with my research on LifePage and thoroughly studied these links to gain more perspective:

  1. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170420-0001/Arts/Writing/Career-in-Book-Writing/english
  2. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180228-0013/Arts/Writing/Career-in-Blogging/english
  3. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20161018-0001/Arts/Writing/Career-in-Columnist/english
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  5. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20171009-0002/Arts/Writing/Career-in-Travel-Blogging/english
  6. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170821-0002/Arts/Writing/Career-in-Content-Writing/english
  7. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170617-0009/Arts/Writing/Career-in-Print-Media-Editing/hindi
  8. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180326-0003/Arts/Writing/Career-in-Travel-Journalism/english
  9. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170927-0002/Arts/Writing/Career-in-Content-Writing/english
  10. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180303-0002/Arts/Writing/Career-in-Content-Management/hindi
  11. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180427-0001/Arts/Writing/Career-in-Creative-Writing/hindi
  12. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20171119-0004/Arts/Writing/Career-in-Travel-Blogging/english
  13. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180508-0001/Arts/Writing/Career-in-Poetry-Writing/english
  14. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180617-0001/Arts/Writing/Career-in-Creative-Writing/hindi
  15. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20171027-0003/Arts/Writing/Career-in-Writing/english
  16. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20171218-0003/Arts/Writing/Career-in-Nursery-Rhyme-Writing/english
  17. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20171130-0007/Arts/Writing/Career-in-Content-Writing/english
  18. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20171222-0001/Arts/Writing/Career-in-Text-Book-Writing/english
  19. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20181102-0001/Arts/Writing/Career-in-Creative-Writing/english
  20. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20171230-0001/Arts/Writing/Career-in-Writing/english
  21. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20181130-0001/Arts/Writing/Career-in-Technical-Writing/english
  22. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180921-0002/Arts/Writing/Career-in-Poetry-Writing/english
  23. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20171119-0001/Arts/Writing/Career-in-Writing/english
  24. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20171211-0008/Arts/Writing/Career-in-Writing-Books/english
  25. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20190228-0002/Arts/Writing/Career-in-Travel-Writing-&-Blogging/english
  26. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20171118-0003/Arts/Writing/Career-in-Journal-Production/hindi
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