Editorial Values Statement

INSTRUCTIONS (for beginning-of-semester philosophy):

Write a one-page (at least), single-spaced or otherwise designed document that addresses the following questions:

  • What does it mean to you to “be an editor”?
  • What do you value about your editorial role? About editing texts?
  • What do you think are the most important traits for an editor to possess?
  • How does your personality/preference play a role in your editorial projects?
  • What kinds of editing and texts (in relation to editing them) do you find yourself drawn to most? Which are you best at?
  • What kinds of editing and texts do you want to improve upon or learn about most?
  • What are your goals as an editor?
  • What vision do you have for yourself as an editor and for the editorial projects you might work on?

Format the page in a logical manner according to your answers. (This may take MANY forms: hierarchical, sequential, spatial, etc.). You will be revisiting this document throughout the semester, so keep an editable copy handy.


  1. Make sure the file is in a readable format (e.g., no INDD files. docs, pdfs, etc., are good)
  2. Name the file: yourname-editvalues.extension
  3. Upload a copy to DropBox>602>editorial-values folder.


  • Tuesday, February 17, before the start of class

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