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Hi, I'm a practicing small animal veterinarian. I'm interested in pursuing a career in medical editing or proofreading. Can someone help guide me toward additional courses/degree I would need or how to break into this field. My degreees are in science only. Thanks! Joan
I'm assuming you are referring to copy editing. There is a field called Scientific, technical, and medical (STM) editing that is pretty specialized. You would need training.
Here are some of the things a STM copy editor is required to know:
The following links will get you further in touch with this field. The first two links should be helpful, the others have information that may educate you more about it.
A decent college, with extensive scientific, technical programs will have a class or two in STM copy editing. The other thing to look for are copy editing associations or societies in your area that will have workshops, etc.
It's a good field to be in. There is a lot of call for STM copy editors because so many technical journals are converting to digital publishing.
Good luck in your pursuits!
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