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The computer has taken over as the dominant method for just about every task in today's world. Writing and editing are no different and this paper looks at how the latter has evolved since the beginning of the digital era. Through the compilation of multiple sources, as well as personal interviews with individuals who have worked in the field since before the shift, I have explored how editing is best accomplished in today's technology-savvy world, how the position of editor is viewed after the advent of the computer and the Internet, and where those passionate about the profession should be focusing their efforts to shape the future of editing.
This was the presentation of my undergraduate thesis project combining my Journalism and Creative Writing majors at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 1 p.m. in Marsh Hall.