1 Introduction 

1-1 Purpose of this research

1-2 Why it is important

1-3 Research Questions

2 Methods 

2-1 Data collection

2-2 Data Analysis

3 Result & Discussion

3-1 Research Question 1 :

What do I need to do to become an editor.

3-2 Research Question2 :

What is the difference in work condition between Syueisya and Kodansya.

4 Conclusion

4-1 English & Career Development

4-2 Two years plan for future career

4-3 Summary of this research project

5  Reference



Lesson24; Plans for future career

I write about doing to become an editor divide it into three steps.

The first stage at the age of a second grader.

The first is take an entrance examination of TOEIC, I have not yet taken TOEIC, but I knew how command of English was important from the last article, but I have weak point awareness for English, so I took a lot of English classes this year when I could overcome English even a little.

It is necessary for me to know one’s command of English, therefore I take an entrance examination for the TOEIC.

The second thing that I should do is to play, the fourth grader who finished job hunting says with mouths together “you should a lot of play”, the senior says that experience and the acquaintances whom I met there help job hunting, therefore I play among second graders and have various experiences and want to build the wide interchange relations.

The second stage at the age of a junior.

First thing is internship, I participated in internship of Fuji TV, the intern thinks that it is the first shortcut knowing the company.

However, Shueisha and Kodansha do not perform internship, therefore I should direct negotiations.

I have a friends who performing internship in publisher, she negotiated directly and caught the opportunity, so I move like her positively, too.

In addition, I want to strengthen the command of English as well as a second grader, the aim is 600 points, it is not high at all, but a general company clears a standard to find.

The third stage at the age of a senior, should perform is a company research, I ascertain the publishing company which is suitable for oneself and understand what is demanded,

In addition, getting ready to hasten entry sheet early or the information exchange with the friend are necessary.


 In late year “Smart phones” have spread through the market, it becomes one of the factors, and the sale of the paper medium decreases.As for the sales of the publication, 1996 was a peak, thereafter, the sales of the publication decrease every year, it is said to be “publication recession” now.
On the other hand, including iBook, the field of the electronic book grows up remarkably, the person reads various information by an electronic article, I often use “MERY” too, the electronic book has an advantage to be readable suddenly at free time like a movement time.An animated cartoon and the comics that are one of the Japanese culture in particular are made an electronic book, and it is loved by the person of every country“Doraemon”, “attack on titan” and so on.
 People of the world can read an article shown by the Internet, of course an article written in English than an article written in Japanese will be read by more people, that will increase at an opportunity of the work if I can write an article in English.
 In addition, it is necessary for the editor to know various information to write an article, if I can read an article written in English I can collect much information, it will be help work absolutely.
In work of the editing, I may interview a person who speaking English, in that case make a great difference, when I ask an interpreter or when I am able to communicate in English, in efficiency and an understanding degree of the work.
 By the last article, when I compared “Kodansha” with “Shueisha”, I understood that the special English qualification required neither company, however, I think that the English acquisition is essential to become an editor working by a future publishing trade.

Lesson22: Research Findings (1)

Today’s blog write about difference point and similar point of “Kodansya” and “Syueisya”.

First of all “Kodansya” and “Syueisya” are the most popular publication company in Japan. Each company’s brief company profile is this, Kodansya was established 1909, there are 900 employees

On another hand Syueisya was established 1926, there are 750 employees.

And then look these company similar point. First is these are very difficult to enter the company, It is the applicant more than 10,000 in the primary interview, but the adoption number of people of Kodansha is only ten people in this year, and Syueisya’s freshman also also only twelve people, In other words magnification is 1,000 times.

Second similar point Entering a company qualification, fourth grader graduation from university is necessary for both companies, however, there is not the particularly required qualification other than it.

Third similar point is welfare program is substantial, Kodansha bears an expense rent and expense of the house, assistance to nursing-care cost, educational expenses of the employee.

Syueisya supports marriage and delivery carefully, both a man and the woman can take a maternity leave.

I think these environment that are easy to act is related to the lower quitting a job rate.

Last similar point is both company do not perform internship.

Next write about different point, first is company’s atmosphere, in Shueisha has many club activity, in the company employee can spend the off time happily there, Kodansya does not have it.

And second one, time of the employee training, Shueisha performs the new employee training after entering a company immediately, a period is two months. That improve basics power as the member of society and main event includes a camp.

On the other hand, Kodansha performs the training in the entering a company third year. There is an advantage to know what you should really do by performing it in the third year.


result from http://www.kodansha.co.jp

Annotated Bibliography

1 Reference

* Amanda G(2011) So You Want to Be an Editor: Information about a career in editing

Retrieved from http://www.editors.ca/sywtbae

2 Summary

According to this article “everyone is editors”, that means the people edit it in everyday life, for example student write class contents in the notebook.

Editors job’s goal is always same: developing effective communications tools between the writer and the reader is editors work, in other word editors are team players to reach a common goal with publishers and designers and so on.

Now web develops, anyone can be an editor, it is necessary for the editor to adapt oneself to a scientific technological change flexibly.

The editor must have passion, will and interest, logicality and a correct judge, besides, it is indispensable to build up within a budget before a time limit.

An editor has two types of freelance and in-house, the freelance editor can make a flexible schedule, In addition, in late years freelance editors are in great demand as companies downsize, but the freelance has an unstable aspect for income and quantity of the work.

Many editors have a university degree, and there are many people who underwent the publication program of the university.

3 Assessment

This article is useful. It is written for this article that I resemble two articles that I read so far in the work contents of the editor and a necessary qualification.

However, I cannot say that the incomes are useful because this article is a Canadian thing.

think that there is the reliability because it is the article that a real editor writes.

4 Reflection

This article related to my questions. I learned I must undergo a publish program to become an editor, and my second question is “What is difference in work condition between major publish company and small one. This article is not written about direct answer, but I understand about freelance type and in-house type.


1 Reference

AGCA Seditors (2016)Magazine features editor job profile

Retrieved from https://www.prospects.ac.uk/job-profiles/magazine-features-editor

2 Summary

The editor is work to guarantee publication is attractive.

The typical work of items is listed in this article for example the layout, proofreading all pages and participate in an even and so on.

This article is written about an editor in detail for example, about typical salary, a qualification and ability for get job opportunities, and common working hours, gender balance, dress code and so on.

The salary will depend on the responsibilities of the role and the size and type of publication, so if start by a low wage with a lot of experience you may gain higher wage,

To help work ability is such as a photograph, graduate school and the second language.

A 9am to 5pm day is common working hours and occasional late nights to meet deadline.

This article expect that an online article becomes mainstream in future and the major publication company cooperates with various companies.

In conclusion the first experience of journalism you are likely to get is with a student newspaper or with a free local paper or magazine,

3 Assessment

This article is very useful, I read 4 articles, then I learned about the work called the editor in roughness, and I read this article, I deepened understanding about that, because this article is written to a detailed part of the work called the editor . And this article is reliable because which is written to be concretely.

Goal of this article is to enter the major publishing company

At first it is to acquire experience in free paper.

4 Reflection

This article related to my research, I want to know about an editor’s job contents.

It is not abstract and may be answered the answer to question concretely, if I take this article into account.



1 Reference

Shueisya Person in charge of reader(2008)SHUEISHA Inc. Retrieved from http://www.shueisha.co.jp

2 Summary

First write about Shueisha’ s company profile, foundation, business activities, representative, employees, CSR activities, and related companies.

Shueisha established August 1926, Marue Horiuchi is representative 754 people work at here. And Shueisha doing some CSR activity, also doing four fields business activity these are comics, magazines books and digital.

Next write about four fields that Shueisha performs, these are comics magazines books and digital.

First field comics there are many comics for girls and for boys both and publishes it for example “Ribon” and “Weekly shonen jump”.

Second field is magazine, female oriented; male oriented; publish it widely like a “Seventeen” and “Play boy” is so.

The third field book is very big for Shueisha, published vast quantity books.

Last field digital, like a “manga.net” is that field, a portal site covering content on Shueisha’s information, and content samples.

Furthermore Shueisha pays more attention overseas foe example “Manga” has become a word that symbolizes Japanese culture. Shueisha publishes a wide range of manga such as “DRAGON BALL,” these manga are loved by many fans all over the globe.

3 Assessment

I learned about an editor’s work but I didn’t understand major company condition, so this article is very useful for me,

This article is certainly trust it, because this page is Syueisya’s home page.

Goal of this article to understand the profile of the major publication company

and understand what they do.
In addition, be interested in Shueisha.

4 Reflection

This article is related closely to my second question, my second question is “What is the difference in work condition between major publishing company and small one.”

I learned the data of the major company, it is keyword for Condition of the major company, so this page help my question.