Since I have been off work, due to knee surgery, I have been contemplation a career change. I work in retail putting up freight for Wal-mart. I have been with them for almost 13 years. The toll of working the freight is causing me to have back trouble and knee trouble. I need to find something less physical. One career that I am thinking about is becoming a Copy Editor. I have been reading up on this field and all that it entails. My nephew has a friend in publishing that he has been talking to in trying to learn how to get into freelance copy editing. He showed her my blog and she liked what she saw. She really liked the way that I edited the story that I am writing with my sister, HOW TO CATCH A HUMAN.
So now I am asking you for any information and insight into this career. I would like to know, Should I take a course in copy editing or go back to school and get a degree? Any information that you can give me would be highly appreciated. I would like to have as much information that I can before I make a decision. I know I will have to work at it for a while before I can quite my job and do nothing but copy editing. I just need to do something that is not as physical as what I am doing now. So let me know, What you think about this change? Any and all information is welcome. I have also invested in a few books on the subject to help me with this decision.