Book editors pour over manuscripts to check for proper grammar, spelling and a steady voice. Although this profession usually requires a college degree, it does not pay much more than a typical salary and many benefits come from meeting celebrities and other notable people.
As of 2010, the average book editor in the United States made $38,000, according to SimplyHired.com.
Like most jobs, a book editor's salary depends on several factors, such as experience in the field, company and location.
According to SalaryExpert.com, Dallas and Miami had some of the highest average salaries for a book editor, at $55,668 and $55,443 per year, respectively.
In order to maximize earning potential and promotion possibilities, a book editor should focus on a specific genre, such as science fiction, according to "Creating Your Career in Communications and Entertainment."
According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the editing profession looks to lose 400 hundred jobs between 2008 and 2018. The higher demand for jobs should inch wages down slightly.
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