Editors and proofreaders require a lot of training. And while they both have different professional responsibilities, the training they require is similar and often overlaps.
What kind of training do you think professional editors and proofreaders should have? What would you add to or remove from the list below?
Usually editors and proofreaders have a four-year degree in English, journalism, or communications from an accredited college or university. This indicates that an individual has some mastery over the English language and that he or she is comfortable with writing and evaluating various types of written text. They tend to have advanced knowledge of English grammar, language, composition, etc.
Sometimes extensive experience in editing or proofreading can substitute for the four-year degree. But this is, of course, at the discretion of the employer.