find many small (weak) productions to edit. Building reputation is key. He will have to decide if editing something would be beneficial or not. Searching online like these websites help alot. Find the smaller productions if there is no other choice. but eventually, someone somewhere MIGHT see his work, try posting on youtube, or vide sites to show experience. Constant demo reels may work. Maybe try working or looking for jobs in LA or hollywood. Many smaller productions could be found here. If all else fails, getting the dirt low job is another way to break in. such as the driver or runner boy for some company. After his hours are over, chill with the editors and become friends with them. Making friends is also keen. He will start low, unless lucky, but editors usually crawl up to the higher positions. i hope ihelped a tad and didnt just regurgitate stuff you guys already knew. GOODLUCK!