Textbook Editor Career Field

textbook editorTextbooks editors edit the curriculum and content that goes into textbooks for schools, the public, and college and university settings. Textbooks editors may also manage textbook writers in deciding what they will write and editors will also edit a textbook writer’s work. Textbook editors may also help write parts of the content for textbooks that they help to manage and edit.

Educational Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree (4 years of College) in English, journalism, or technical writing

Textbooks editors generally need a bachelor’s degree (4 year college degree) in English, technical writing, or a similar field. They also need strong prior writing experience. Excellent computer skills are absolutely necessary in this field. Textbook editors need strong technical writing and planning skills.

Educational Courses

Instructional Writing Style and Design
Textbook Content Writing
Graphic Illustration Software
Graphic Schematics
Technical Writing Skills
Editing Skills

Employment Statistics

Number Employed editors in 2008: 129,600
Projected Employment of editors through 2018: 129,200
Average Annual Pay for salaried editors in 2008: $49,990

Great Colleges

Western Governor’s University
Capella University
Walden University
University of Phoenix
Grand Canyon University

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Article Reference: bls.gov

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