Would You Make a Good Editor?

This Quiz Can Help You Find Out

Updated January 05, 2017

2. You're a great cook, and you're invited to a potluck. What do you bring?

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7. How would you feel if you had to use computers to do your job?

8. Do friends turn to you to help them resolve arguments?

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10. What is the lowest compensation that would be acceptable to you?

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Would You Make a Good Editor?

You got: Don't Become an Editor

I got Don't Become an Editor. Would You Make a Good Editor?
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Based on your answers to the questions on this quiz, you are missing most of the qualities you need to succeed as an editor. The salary may be a bit lower than you would like and you may not be willing to fulfill the educational requirements.

Editors must be curious, creative and detail oriented. They need strong writing, interpersonal, listening and speaking skills and must be comfortable using computers to do their job.

Editors usually need a bachelor's degree in English, journalism or communication. They earn a median annual salary of $56,010.

Find a career that makes good use of your strengths. This will allow you to have a successful career that makes you happy.

Would You Make a Good Editor?

You got: Editor Probably Isn't a Good Career Choice

I got Editor Probably Isn't a Good Career Choice. Would You Make a Good Editor?
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This quiz looked at whether you have the soft skills that will allow you to succeed as an editor. According to your answers, you have a few, but not enough, of the qualities editors need. In addition, you may be unwilling to fulfill the educational requirements that will allow you to get a job and the compensation for this occupation may be a bit lower than you would like.

Editors need strong writing, interpersonal, listening and speaking skills. They must be curious, creative and detail oriented and comfortable using computers to do their job.

Editors typically need a bachelor's degree in English, journalism or communication. Their median annual salary is $56,010.

Keep looking for a career that is a better fit for someone with your strengths. It will increase your chance of succeeding.

Would You Make a Good Editor?

You got: You Might Make a Good Editor

I got You Might Make a Good Editor. Would You Make a Good Editor?
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According to your answers to the questions on this quiz, you have most of the soft skills you need to be a successful editor, but not all of them. You may not want to fulfill all the educational requirements and the salary may be unacceptable to you.

Editors must be good writers, listeners and speakers. They need strong interpersonal skills and must be curious, creative and detail oriented. They should be comfortable using computers to do their job.

Editors usually need a bachelor's degree in English, journalism or communication. Their median annual salary is $56,010.

Before you move forward, learn about being an editor. Read job descriptions and conduct informational interviews with people who work in this field.

Would You Make a Good Editor?

You got: You Were Born to Be an Editor

I got You Were Born to Be an Editor. Would You Make a Good Editor?
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Congratulations! You made a great choice. Your answers to the questions on this quiz show you have all, or almost all, of the qualities successful editors need.

Editors must be curious, creative and detail oriented. They need excellent listening and speaking skills and should be comfortable using computers to do their job. They need good interpersonal and writing skills.

Editors usually need a bachelor's degree in English, journalism or communication. They earn a median annual salary of $56,010.

Although the results of this quiz indicate this is a good career choice, learn more about it before you make a final decision. Look at job descriptions and do informational interviews with people who work in this field.