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If you enjoy research and can do it quickly, fact checking might be a useful addition to your editorial career. A fact checker usually receives a finished document on deadline, and must verify information in it, working with the author, the editor(s), and reliable sources of information. Sometimes all a fact checker does is save embarrassment -- verifying quantities in a recipe, dates of battles, or names of obscure people. Other times a fact checker's work can prevent a lawsuit.
Steps in fact checking include:
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|