A book related job – Editor

What is editing?

All the books we see came to the world through an editor.

Speaking of paper books, the work of collecting and weaving text and image manuscripts according to certain intentions is called “editing. 엑시인피니티게임

The area of editing is expanding further with the development of media. In addition to paper books, the role of the editor is emerging in various areas such as music, photos, and else.

The editor is involved in the entire process of creating a book and works.

Someone compared the editor to a chef, which is plausible.

The editor and the chef certainly resemble. Each other in that they plan and make dishes (books) suitable for the ingredients (manuscripts).

Just as different dishes and flavors come out depending on who makes them with the same ingredients, the shape and quality of the book vary depending on the editor.

The book <The Joy of Editing>, written by a Japanese editor named Masanobu Sugatsuge, even argues that “the history of mankind is the history of editing.”

It specifically presents how the act of editing began historically and what good editing is like.

The author believes that “editing” is bound to be involved in all actions of exchanging information.

And communicating, and that future society will be an era in which editorial power is competitive.

Various magazines are included as examples, so you can enjoy watching them. It is an introductory document recommended for publishing-related careers, especially college students or adults who dream of becoming editors.


Working as an editor.

To become an editor, I tend to think that I must graduate from the Department of Korean Language and Literature.
But that’s not the case at all.

The editor’s major subjects are as diverse as the books to be published.
(Of course, publishers who publish specialized books in a specific field often select majors in that field.)

Editors often work for publishers, so their work styles follow the publisher’s color.

Literature, humanities and social sciences, arts, economic management, practical books, children, education, learning references, and learning cartoons vary in editors’ work depending on the publisher’s main areas.


A book related job – Translator and publishing agent.

What kind of job will a translator do?

They are like another author of the translation.
The sentence the reader is reading is not written by the original author, but by the translator. Translating the original work written in a foreign language.
You can understand is not something you can do only well in foreign languages.

It is the translator who has all of this, including an understanding of works and writers, foreign language proficiency, and other proficiency.

When it comes to translators, they usually think of publishing translators who release books. In addition, there is also a “video translator” who is in charge of translating subtitles for videos such as movies.


What would it be like as a job?

After the AlphaGo shock, people realized that artificial intelligence and robots can replace people. Is that why?

Not long ago, a survey of members on a job site found that translators were ranked No. 1
Because I thought artificial intelligence translators were more than 90% likely to replace translators’ jobs.

What do you all think? The editor thought that the opposite result should come out.

Human language is unpredictable, changeless in itself. The same word is often used differently depending on the context. Can the translator really replace the numerous meanings contained in a sentence, that is, the intentions of the person who speaks, the context in which the sentence is written, the various psychologies conveyed through the context, and the numerous non-verbal expressions used in speaking?

For reference, in 2018, an organization called the International Translation Association hosted a “5-5 Translation Competition” between AI translators and human translators.

The result ended with an overwhelming victory for humans.

It is artificial intelligence that beat the world’s strongest Go player, but it has not been a human opponent in translation.

In response, Mike Schuster, who is in charge of Google’s research on the development of artificial intelligence translators, clearly says, “It is difficult for AI to replace human translators.”



A book related job – The Writer

The person who creates the content of the book, the writer.

For a book-related job, the first thing that comes to mind when you think of it is a writer.
A ‘writer’ is a person who makes content. In addition to those who write in the book,
Writing necessary for radio or broadcast programs, dramas, movies, plays, musicals, etc.
All writers are broadly referred to as “writers.”
In addition to writing manuscripts, the person who creates image manuscripts such as photos and paintings, webtoons, and cartoons is also a writer.

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Do you need special talent to become a writer?

There is a child who is now 10 years old. He likes books, but writing is also difficult.
When I asked, “How about becoming a writer when you grow up?” he shook his head that there is no possibility of that.
People misunderstand that in order to become a writer, you have to write smoothly just by holding a pencil.
Shall we? Here are the answers in several books dealing with The Things You Need to Become a Writer.

Please recommend it to lower-grade elementary school children who only feel distant from the writer.

Helen Leicester – I’ll be a writer!

This book is an autobiographical picture book written by Helen Leicester, an American elementary school teacher-turned-writer. As a child, she had never dreamed of becoming a writer. I had a hard time writing, and I thought I should be a member of the circus. After becoming a teacher, I started writing with my children, but there is also an episode in which the publisher rejected the manuscript several times until the first book was published. But now I live as a popular artist who has published numerous picture books. It’s all in the picture book above.
This book is worth reading alone even for children in lower grades of elementary school who are not familiar with reading. The content is pleasant and fun, so children like it. It would be nice to talk about what it takes to become a writer while reading with children.

boys are reading bookPlease recommend it to elementary school kids who dream of becoming writers.

Eileen Christelow – How does a writer write a book?

It is a picture book that shows how writers get ideas, how to complete writing, and publish books. It’s a picture book in the form of a cartoon, so even children who don’t like to read books or only like comic books can enjoy it. The way pets living with writers become speakers and describe their owners is unique and interesting. After reading this book, I feel a little less distant from the writer. Every time they write, they struggle to come up with ideas, and they get upset when they can’t write well.

Please recommend it to children who are curious about what they need to prepare to become writers.

Joanne K. Rowling – Show us the power of storytelling.

The “The Person I Dream of” series is a good book where you can get both practical knowledge information and fun by combining career and character stories. The book above tells the story of Joanne Rowling’s birth of Harry Potter.
Joanne Rowling is said to have made her own secret notes since she was young


, and wrote down what came to mind when she was playing with friends, traveling by train, and having time alone. In addition, there are many details that can help children who dream of becoming writers, such

as “Make their own writing notes” and “Write the plot again as a villain.” It’s good to introduce various writing jobs such as indicator and book columnist. It has about 200 pages, which is suitable for elementary and middle school students to read.


A book related job – An illustrator

An illustrator that lights up the writing.

The dictionary meaning of illustration is translated into ‘insertion’ or ‘drawing’. “Insertion” refers to a picture that intervenes between the texts, and “Dohae” refers to a picture that explains it.
The demand for illustrations is on the rise across the industry. Recently, the use of illustration has been expanding for character design, stationery or product design, fashion, video animation, and advertisements. In the field of publications, illustrations are expanding beyond the realm of “insertion” to the realm of writers, and a typical example is picture books. Picture book illustration is the area of the artist who interacts with the text to create a third outcome.


Living as an illustrator.

Active illustrators usually upload their portfolios on their personal homepages or specific gallery sites and work at the request of companies. In other words, you search through this portfolio for pictures needed for any writing or concept. Therefore, efforts are needed to reveal one’s work and personality. In other words, it also means that even if you don’t have a personal connection or private connection, you have an open way to become a writer with your paintings.

In charge of illustrating publications, it takes a process of coordinating opinions with many people, including writers, editors, planners, and designers. Even if it is the same article, each reader can have different opinions and images, so it is difficult to coordinate them and produce results. Editors are also making books while experiencing this process in person. There are definitely times when it’s hard because we don’t agree. ^^

Nevertheless, this process is also the most attractive and thrilling moment throughout the book creation. The moment the pictures in your head were embodied and revealed in front of you, the illustrator was the creator who created a new world in the book. In that respect, picture books sometimes come as works of art. In the world of books written and drawn by the author, readers laugh, cry, and experience healing as much as they want.

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If you’re interested in illustrators and picture book writers

Do you think you have to major in art and graduate from art to become an illustrator? But it’s not necessarily. It is more important to meet books that match the individuality expressed in the picture and to communicate and collaborate well. In particular, illustrations related to books require humanities knowledge and sensibility because they must be able to read the meaning of the text and my intention. Those who work as the best illustrators and picture book writers are also great book enthusiasts.

Anyone who has never thought of a career path like “I’m not good at drawing” or “I’ve never learned art”? During art class, you close your mouth and stare at the sketchbook with an angry face? Please instill confidence that such a child can become a painter as much as possible. Peter Reynolds’ “Dot”, “As You Feel”, and “As You Draw” are books that show that the artist’s skills are not “growing” but “not breaking them down.” I recommend teachers and parents read the random pictures on the drawing paper, along with an open mind that recognizes them as works, a feeling of looking at things, praise that encourages them to express freely without prejudice, and children who dream of becoming painters.


Humor, lubricant that attracts the audience.

There is a common saying whenever an education officer requests a class. “Teacher, please make it fun.”
Fun is the number one need of the person in charge of education.


For instructors, humor is not an option, but a necessity.

No matter how well-educated and experienced an instructor is, the audience’s interest drops sharply if he or she lectures dry and hard. In companies, most audiences are often reluctantly attracted to the education center. Of course, the attitude toward education is passive. It is no different from handing over a drink with sleeping pills by delivering the content dryly to such an audience.

A hard lecture is like a desert with endless sand. As there is an oasis in the dry desert, adding an element of humor to my lecture can increase the audience’s immersion and greatly increase lecture satisfaction. The same is true of lectures, just as humor acts as a lubricant in tiring daily life.

Some instructors say this.

“I don’t have a sense of humor by nature. “I’m not confident in making the audience laugh.” It’s perfectly normal. Except for a few special people, not many people have a good sense of humor. At the beginning of the lecture, I also lacked a sense of humor, which was burdensome. However, I realized that these handicaps could be supplemented with some effort. When I was a beginner instructor, I tried hard to develop a sense of humor. I searched the Internet and looked up various humor books, but there was nothing, in particular, to use in lectures. Most of them were childish or based on sex, so if they were used incorrectly, it would have an adverse effect.

However, as I continued to concentrate, I happened to shout “Eureka!” One day, I was watching a TV entertainment program and found a perfect material for lectures. I thought this was it, so I took a note and used it appropriately for the lecture. If you don’t let go of your interest like this, you’ll eventually see it.

Whether on TV, in daily life, or in lectures by other instructors, I can easily find the materials I need. What is important at this time is the attitude of immediately taking notes of the humor. “Hey, it’s fun, but when will you use it?” You can’t just pass by. When memos accumulate and accumulate, they become the secret weapon that I don’t want to show anyone.

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When using Funny Situations, thorough rehearsals are essential in advance.

General lecture rehearsals can be done alone by looking in the mirror. But humor is better to experiment with people yourself. This is because there is no guarantee that other people will laugh just because I burst into laughter.

In the past, I was watching the Internet and found a very funny subject and burst into laughter alone. So when I talked about it at a gathering of all my family, the reactions were sharply mixed. Two burst into laughter, but the two complained, “What is that?” The reason is that it is a joke that has passed a long time even after the season. If you use humor that has been divided in half like this in the lecture hall, it can become lame.

Humor has to look at the audience’s reactions, so rehearsing alone is a high risk. Throw the humor you usually have while eating with your acquaintances or drinking a cup of tea. If the response is good then, you can use it, but if not, you should discard it without regret. When I was a beginner instructor, I used to start teaching like this.

“I have a special talent for telling the funniest stories in the world.”

In itself, the audience significantly lowers the level of expectations for instructors. I don’t think the lecture will be fun. In that state, even if you mix a little humor during the lecture, the audience laughs. When you think you still lack a sense of humor, doing this can be one way.

It is also a good idea for people who are not confident of being funny to properly utilize related videos or materials. In particular, if there is an interesting video related to the subject of the lecture, it will be effective. I still use videos quite useful.

Humor acts as a lubricant.

However, if you use it incorrectly, it may have adverse effects, so you should pay special attention. If you focus too much on humor, you may not remember what the instructor said at all after the lecture, although it was fun to listen to. It should also be remembered that if humor is too frivolous or low-quality, the instructor’s image can fall. Due to the wrong use of humor, the content is good, but it is difficult to make it a poor-quality lecture.

Famous instructors mix humor properly. Even if it is not explosive humor, it must add enough humor to make it fun. Encourage the audience to immerse themselves and listen. Interesting lectures and humorous lectures make even people passing outside the lecture hall stop.