Copy editing roles fill faster when they include technical writing
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Wanted: Copy editors who get technical

Every recruiter knows that hiring is a competitive business. The way you describe a position can make the difference in whether you find the most qualified candidates, and how quickly.

One example that popped up recently in a search through Textio’s data set was in job postings for Copy Editors. Turns out that listings for Copy Editor are 25% more likely to fill quickly when they include the term “technical writing.” That’s a good indication that a high number of qualified applicants are interested in those jobs.

So two takeaways…

  • If you are a copy editor looking for a job, it’s time to brush up on your technical writing.
  • If you’re a recruiter looking to fill a copy editor role that includes some technical writing, be sure to write that into your job listing!
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