The job of sub-editor is crucial to the print process, as they check all text before it is published. They verify the tone and facts are solid, as well as process a lot of the layout design for the stories. Subs write headlines for articles and rewrite material to add to the flow of the piece. They often write picture captions and move around photos on the page in order to ensure the best possible fit. Both print publications and online need subeditors in their ranks to help assist in making the articles as complete and accurate as possible.

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