Role of 2nd Round Editor:
- In charge of the final grammatical edit.
- Correct any punctuation mistakes and make sure the content and image are publish-ready.
- Edit articles in the “Photo Added” folder. Once complete, save and move to the “Edit 2 Complete” folder.
- Be familiar with the blog and Magazine. Spend a few minutes skimming through articles and getting a feel of the style.
- Read the Writer’s Guidebook. To succeed as an editor, you’ll need to know the guide inside out.
- Read this page.
- Get access to the blog and BORGEN Magazine from your manager.
Checklist when Editing:
- Edit the article for grammar and other punctuation mistakes.
- Look at the sources to make sure the content isn’t plagiarized.
- Make sure the author has used more than one source.
- On the News Team & Assignment Desk, under the Articles Underway tab, list your name and date next to the article after you edit it. This is very important.
Below outlines the folder categories that articles go through and the roles of each Editor.
Breakdown of Roles
- Leads skim through the articles in the inbox, assign articles to the blog or magazine, and copy/paste articles from the inbox into posts. They assign all articles to “uploaded.” HQ only (in-office editors)
- 1st Round Editors take articles from “uploaded.” They do a normal 1st round edit (including formatting the links and filling out the SEO) and then assign articles to “Edit 1 Complete.”
- Visual Editors take articles that are in the “Edit 1 Complete” folder and add images, double check links, and make sure the whole visual appearance of the article is correct (link size, italics and spacing). They then move them to the “Photo Added” folder.
- 2nd Round Editors take “Photo Added” articles and edit for any mistakes (grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, flow of the article and do an SEO analysis). They then save articles to the “Edit 2 Complete” folder.
- Publishers do a final quality check and schedule a time for articles in the “Edit 2 Complete” folder to appear. HQ only (in-office editors)
When There’s Not Enough Articles to Edit… Start Writing.
The chart below will give you an idea of the weekly targets to reach.
Editors Chart for Knowing When and How Many Articles to Write (out of office Editors)
2 hours = 14 edits + Write 1 article
4 hours = 28 edits + Write 2 articles
6 hours = 42 edits + Write 2 articles
8 hours = 56 edits + Write 1-2 articles
10 hours = 70 edits + Write 1 article
12 hours = 84 edits
14 hours = 98 edits
Average Time it Takes to…
– Write an article = 2-3 hours
– Edit 14 articles = 2 hours