If you thought copy editing was a cushy job, think again. Research has found that copy editors face a greater risk of burnout and emotional exhaustion than reporters. But research also found ways to alleviate the additional stress borne by copy editors.
Seven out of 10 copy editors in one study liked the work, and they even liked their boss. However, only four in 10 think their prospects for advancement are good.
"This job isnít what my editing textbook said it would be!" What happens when students who read textbooks that idealize copy editing find themselves in the real world?