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Descriptions & Duties

  • Editors check typescripts and suggest improvements, handle photo research, copyright clearance. Check proofs, dummies, artwork, blueprints.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity


Importance:1 (Max:5) 

Skill is rarely required


Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making


Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required


Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources


Importance:1 (Max:5) 

Skill is rarely required


Trade Specific Competencies

Knowledge on E-publishing, graphics and multi-media production

Editors should be familiar with the work progress of E-publishing as more publications are published through digital media or online. Some of the online works involve web graphics, sound and video clips, or animation.

Writing and Editing skills

Editors must have excellent writing & editing skills as he/she will involve in revising content, grammar, spelling check to make sure the publication is error-free and matches with editorial direction.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • Completion of the higher diploma or diploma in publishing or related discipline

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $15,000-$20,000

Monthly Salary $20,000-$30,000

Monthly Salary > $30,000

Related Education & Training

Work Environment

  • Editors typically work indoors . Sometimes have to work overtime or irregular hours.


  • Computers with prepress software

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