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Editing Minor

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The discipline of editing is both a science and an art; editors use principles of grammar, English usage, composition, and design as they work with authors to improve manuscripts. By completing the editing minor, students show potential employers that they have followed a well-thought-out curriculum that has given them a theoretical base for editing plus substantial mentoring and practice in editing skills. The curriculum also provides students with considerable knowledge of the publishing industry.

Careers

BYU editing students find work in a variety of enterprises:

  • Freelance work
  • Publishing houses
  • Businesses and corporations
  • Nonprofit organizations, such as government agencies, libraries, museums, schools, and universities

Editing graduates also edit and publish content in a variety of genres:

  • Books
  • Magazines
  • Scholarly works
  • Web content
  • Advertising and marketing materials
  • Technical materials
  • Personal and family histories

Students also leverage their editing training to pursue graduate school in a variety of disciplines.

Faculty Advisors

Last Name Advisor Office Contact
A-D Matt Baker 4045 JFSB 422-1253 mattbaker@byu.edu
E-L Alan Manning 4053 JFSB 422-2974 alan_manning@byu.edu
M-R Suzy Bills 4092 JFSB 422-1719 suzy_bills@byu.edu
S-Z Jacob Rawlins 4051 JFSB 422-2144 jacob_rawlins@byu.edu