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kavthuv | Student, Grade 9 | Valedictorian

Posted March 1, 2012 at 9:04 PM via web

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Doubt???

Should i have to be more than 15 years to be an enotes editor?

Cause I want to be an editor as well as my sister (Suvetha)

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bullgatortail | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted March 1, 2012 at 10:37 PM (Answer #2)

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There aren't many 15 year old professional editors in the world today. Be patient, finish high school, continue to read and edit your school work, and this experience will help you when you are older. Remember, most of the eNotes editors are veteran teachers and writers with decades of experience. You shouldn't expect to enter these ranks before gaining the proper experience of completing high school and college first.

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted March 1, 2012 at 10:45 PM (Answer #3)

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You can still contribute a lot to enotes, even without being an editor. You will have to have a college degree to actually be an editor, but you can answer questions and even ask questions to spark discussions, and make a big contribution and learn a lot.
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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted March 1, 2012 at 10:58 PM (Answer #4)

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Regardless of whether you are ready, I do not believe that the rules will allow you to be an editor on this site.  I believe that you must have at least completed a university degree to do this.  As the previous post said, you may still contribute and help others on this site.   I hope you will participate in discussions so that you can help others with your insights.

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loraaa | Student | Valedictorian

Posted March 2, 2012 at 5:45 AM (Answer #5)

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Regardless of whether you are ready, I do not believe that the rules will allow you to be an editor on this site.  I believe that you must have at least completed a university degree to do this.  As the previous post said, you may still contribute and help others on this site.   I hope you will participate in discussions so that you can help others with your insights.

 I, too, I hope to become an editor in "ENOTES." ... * _ *

 I do not think we will become the editors of this wonderful site...

NOT now AND NOT FUTURE...

 but When I become in fifty years of age,,,, ^_ ^

ALSO,,,^_^  I do not think I will become an editor... ^_*

 by the way, what are the rules?

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lmetcalf | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted March 2, 2012 at 11:15 AM (Answer #6)

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As others have said, you don't yet have the right background, but if you are interested in something like this then think about what that says about your future professional goals. Do you have a particular area of interest? Do you want to be a teacher? Do you want to be a writer?

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kavthuv | Student, Grade 9 | Valedictorian

Posted March 2, 2012 at 2:09 PM (Answer #7)

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Thankyou guys:)

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mizzwillie | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted March 2, 2012 at 11:11 PM (Answer #8)

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Look at post number 6 which is helping you to consider your interest in this site to be a harbinger of what you are interested in doing with your life.  Don't try to do this to be like your sister; what is YOUR interest in participating in this site?  I agree with post 6 that you need to think about your future as a teacher, a novelist, a writer of children's books, an editor of professional publications, or whatever you really want in your life.  Take an interest survey in your high school counselor's office which will help you find areas of interest or careers which interest you.  Good luck and I'm glad for you that you are thinking ahead. Now do some planning ahead if you can.

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kiwi | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted March 3, 2012 at 8:45 AM (Answer #9)

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What youlack reallyis the breadth of experience that the editors one-notes have. As others have said, you can still make contributions to the site, as you are now, which will help with your development. You can follow a range of topics which interest you to further your knowledge. My advice would be read, read,read - web based and text based material- in your selected area.

At your age I wanted to write the literature study guides like Cliffs notes and York notes. I read widely, and wrote my own summaries of texts. Now, 25 years later, with 18 years teaching experience, I have got my first guide published. I know my style has developed enough, and I have enough background knowledge to do justice to the text and to give advice to students. A long road, but a worthwhile one! 

Find your own voice and own direction - and good luck with your future:)

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vishnuip | Student, Undergraduate | Honors

Posted March 31, 2012 at 10:01 AM (Answer #10)

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If you hack something (for example a website) you can do anything on that site ! But don't try it because it is illegal and this is a good site.

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drahmad1989 | Student, Undergraduate | Valedictorian

Posted May 23, 2012 at 7:08 PM (Answer #11)

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editing is skill ...... and knowledge is not a herited material which only aged persons have... so dont lose passion .... alot of examples in the literature can be found who dnt have any degree; e.g. Shakespeare. So learn more and tell more .

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