Understand the typesetting work flow.
Familiarize with the editing tools.
Familiarize with the respective publishers style sheet/guide/manuals.
Familiarize with proof reading marks.
Understand the authors requirement.
Gain knowledge of copy-editing concepts.
Checking the manuscripts for consistency.
Handle simple copy-editing process.
Ensure high quality deliverable within the agreed time span.
Understand the organization culture.
Passion for reading/editing.
Ability to recognize inconsistencies (eye for details) in the styles and language.
Ability to sustain focus throughout an entire article/document.
Ability to work in a fast paced environment