I'm an editor for a press release wire service. What's that, you ask? Our company distributes press releases for companies large (like Exxon & Apple) and small (start-ups, independent retail shops, etc.), any company that wants to send an announcement to thousands of reporters, newspapers, websites, investors, analysts or bloggers. I don't get to write the releases, just proofread for errors, format and send. I work directly with investor relations executives and directors of marketing and communications, and can advise them on how best to use the wire distributions we offer and how to fix problems with their text. A majority of my work is technical formatting, and learning how to use our proprietary software can take months.