Jobs in Books: A peek into an editor's world | Updated: 2023-08-31 17:12
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If books are the gateways to realms of wisdom, then the publishing house assumes the role of the gatekeeper. The creation of a book is a collective journey undertaken by many, wherein editors play an indispensable role. Zhao Yuqi, a post-90s editor and a young CPC member from The Commercial Press in China, shares her insights into the world of book editing.

Zhao compares the editing process to "still water that runs deep", seemingly unassuming yet full of profound wisdom. When discussing the essential attributes required for this role, she highlighted the need for editors to maintain focus and endure solitude. Only when every detail is meticulously perfected can the ultimate outcome provide readers an unparalleled reading experience.

The transition from being a reader to becoming an editor has deepened Zhao Yuqi's appreciation for her career. She mentions the remarkable contributions of many predecessors in the publishing industry, such as CPC pioneer Chen Yun and renowned Chinese writer Mao Dun, who have enriched public wisdom and contributed to societal advancement. "We must constantly inject more spiritual energy in our works, to enhance their cultural and artistic value." said the young editor and Party member.

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