A retraining guide for copy editors

Justin Williams has a detailed 12-step program for copy editors -- "subeditors" in British English -- who want to remain employed as the newspaper industry is restructured and their old jobs disappear.

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The larger message is that you don't wait for someone else to train you. Take responsibility for your own career.