In the latest instalment of this week’s editorial series, we are introducing our editors strikeouts.
This week, we talk to editor Kate Smith, who has been editing since 2004, and has been working in the field for five years.
Kate is a great example of someone who has had a huge impact on the way we work in our field, and she is a model for everyone that is starting out in this industry.
In this episode of The Editor’s Strikeout, Kate shares with us some of the things she has learnt from working in this field.
She also talks about her time editing in the United States, and how she was able to move on from that career path and become a full-time editor.
The first question you are going to get from Kate is: “What are you up to?”
If you have ever been a writer, editor, or editor, you have probably had that experience.
Kate tells us that when she started working in print, she did her research before deciding on a career path.
She had been reading books about editors and how they work, and it made her realise that this is what she wanted to do.
Kate then applied for the position and went into the editor training course, and started working for her own newspaper.
Kate says that this training helped her understand the role that she would be in, and that it made the transition from her first job into this one much easier.
Kate went from working with freelance reporters, to being a full time editor, and finally becoming a fulltime editor herself.
Kate has also taken part in some of our favourite jobs in the industry, like being a body editor.
Kate talks about the different jobs she has had in the business, and says that she really loves what she does.
“I really love my job, I love the people I work with and I love working with the people,” she says.
Kate goes on to tell us about what it was like to work with some of Australia’s best editors, and what they taught her during their training.
“When I started working at a newspaper, I was really nervous and nervous to be an editor, because I didn’t know if I was ready for it.
Now that I’m an editor I feel like I’m in a different position.
But the editors taught me that you don’t need to be in that position to succeed,” Kate says.
“As long as you have a positive attitude and you work hard, you’ll be fine.”
Kate says it’s great to be able to put her experience and expertise to good use.
“Every single editor who has taught me has really helped me improve as an editor,” Kate explains.
“There’s no doubt that it’s helped me to grow as an author and an editor.
I’m very proud of my career, I think it has helped me as an individual.”
In this week of The Editors Strikeout we want to hear from you about your experiences.
What are you struggling with right now?
Have you been struggling with an editor?
Do you think you would be able as an adult to work in this career?
Email your thoughts to [email protected]’sstrikeout.com.au.
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