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    Yay Editing in Thailand

    Hi- I've heard every so often about people getting work as editors (I mean of English writing,such as academic texts, in-house articles etc.) in Thailand...Was wondering if anyone knows about this. How easy or difficult might it be to find this kind of work, places to look etc. Any tips?

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    Quote Originally Posted by charonmiles View Post
    places to look
    A university. Network, network, network.

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    You might also contact multinational companies - any big brand-name manufacturing business, major tax and accounting companies, major law firms, etc. They might need an editor, a corporate trainer/in-house English tutor, a technical writer, or a combination of those.

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    The work is around but it will depend on your past experience, who you know and luck. Lots of luck. Very hard to prise it out of the grip of journos here.
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    Are these positions pretty much exclusively advertised via word of mouth then? Or do they sometimes appear on online job boards, etc.? I have related experience outside of Thailand and would like to continue doing similar work once in Thailand, but, outside of cold-calling universities and international companies, I have no idea of where to start looking.

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    Check out the Bangkok Yellow Pages. They really need someone to edit those ads ..

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    The Bangkok Post and The Nation both need good proof readers but as they haven't shown any interest in raising their standards...

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    Quote Originally Posted by theboz View Post
    Are these positions pretty much exclusively advertised via word of mouth then? Or do they sometimes appear on online job boards, etc
    They come up on the ajarn jobs page from time to time.
    The worst job in Thailand must be the man who has to sit down with a blue marker pen and mark a number two on the two-baht coins to stop people thinking they are one-baht coins.

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    Thank you, I'll keep an eye out for them

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    I've done a fair bit of editing work while I've been in Thailand. Most of the jobs I got from checking the classifieds or from contacts. I know the Bkk Post comment was tongue-in-cheek, but they need qualified sub-editors who can do page layout and design, not just proofreaders. I know cos I was offered a job there once; the money was good but the conditions weren't.
    Check out ajarn's job page and newspapers for openings. You could also do SEO work if you're willing to sell your soul and just go for the hard cash.

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