It's easy to become a copy editor or technical editor for an AutoCAD book. The qualifications you need can be as few as these:
- Knowledgeable about the subject matter.
- Accurate in your work.
- Capable of reading a thousand pages of text and figures without eyes glazing over nor brain shutting down.
- Able to add poor puns and rotten jokes to the text...
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The red text belongs to the copy editor of my Using AutoCAD 2010 book, while the penciled text belongs to the technical editor.