A language editor (copy editor) is someone who has the skill and expertise to make a piece of writing easy to read and clear in meaning. Language editors correct punctuation and grammar, make sure the correct meaning is conveyed and take care to protect the author’s voice. They can also help with structuring writing and ensuring its style is appropriate to its context. Some language editors work in niche markets while others apply their expertise to a range of sectors. A good language editor will recognise the difference between editing work for publication and editing work for examination.

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