Morning Sign Out Copy Editor Application


Thank you for your interest in joining MSO. Please review the following responsibilities and complete the following application to be considered for a position as an MSO Copy Editor.

Responsibilities include:

- Understanding and knowing how to apply structure, organization, style, grammar, and content to articles

- Editing articles for style, grammar, organization, content, and formatting before assigned bi-weekly deadlines

- Working closely with assigned writers, section editor, and editor-in-chief staff via Facebook to prepare high quality articles for publication

- Finding issues with plagiarism and copyrighting

- Responding quickly to Facebook and e-mail messages to facilitate publication (you don't have to be online all the time but we expect you to check it on a regular basis)

- Communicating with assigned team to address any administrative or editing issues

- Enforcing and informing writers about MSO article style and formatting guidelines

- Being familiar with editing tools on WordPress, which will be taught during training

- Possessing key qualities including an attention to detail, a desire to learn, being receptive to constructive criticism, as well as being friendly, approachable, and having a team-player attitude

- Time requirement: approximately 3-4 hrs/week

As a copy editor, you will be able to show your leadership, organizational skills, adaptability, interpersonal, and communication skills. You will have a significant role in editing the articles of your group of writers, will be responsible for ensuring all articles are up to MSO standards in terms of grammar and content, and will be responsible for coordinating with all of your group’s writers and section editor.

First Name
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Last Name
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E-mail Address
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Which school do you attend?
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Year in School
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What other time commitments do you anticipate having in the next year?
Please include school (number of units, difficulty of classes), jobs, and other activities or responsibilities you may have.
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Why do you want to be a part of MSO?
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How confident are you in your abilities to train and lead others? What experience do you have in training or teaching your peers?
Please provide concrete examples.
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Have you ever had difficulties with communication? If so, explain the situation and how it was resolved.
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What experience do you have with editing?
Include any links to your work if possible.
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What experience do you have with writing?
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Editing Sample
Cancer is reall bad, It can totally kill you! Cancer also known as a malignant tumor or malignant neoplasm, is a group of diseases involving abnormal cell growth with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body. Benign tumors has been shown to not spread to other parts of the body. Smoking of tobacco is the cause of 22% of smokers suffer from cancer. Being fat and lazy also causes cancer. In the developing world nearly 20% of cancers are by hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and human papillomavirus. Cancer can be found by certain signs, symptoms, and test. The diagnosis is than confirmed by biopsy. Source:
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Note: Use MSO as a standard and source for formatting and quality. You can copy and paste the text, and work on it in the answer box. You may use any resources such as spellcheckers or anti-plagarism tools.
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Is there anything else you would like us to know about you while considering your application?
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