Creative Editing / Edition 6

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Overview

CREATIVE EDITING has been consistently praised by reviewers for its comprehensive coverage, excellent organization, and contemporary content. The Sixth Edition continues to live up to this reputation through consistent presentation, reinforcement, and practical application of editing concepts. The book covers all aspects of editing for print and online media, and provides ample practice exercises for students to perfect the principles they are learning. Beginning with basic language skills, the authors guide the reader through every phase of a professional copy editor's job. The book's practical textbook/workbook approach provides a good framework that encourages students to practice their skills as they learn.

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The new edition of a textbook on proper copy editing. While the main focus is on the role of a copy editor at large newspapers, additional information has been included for those that work with Internet sites. Chapters cover grammar and punctuation, style and word choice, fact confirmation, legal concerns, ethics, typography, headline writing, pictures and graphics, and design and layout. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439082690
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/27/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 793,718
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Dorothy A. Bowles is a Journalism Professor at the University of Tennessee, where she teaches courses in editing, political communications, and communications law and ethics. She previously taught editing and law for nine years at the William Allen White School of Journalism at the University of Kansas. She has worked as a reporter and editor at newspapers in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Kansas, Texas and Louisiana. She has also worked in corporate and school public relations.

Diane L. Borden joined the School of Communication at San Diego State University in August 1998 and was named Executive Assistant to SDSU President Stephen L. Weber in July 2001. Prior to joining the president's office, Dr. Borden taught mass communication law and theory as well as courses in journalism. She continues to teach a graduate seminar in first amendment law each spring. She has also served as the project director for the American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE), where she was responsible for the administration of more than $1.5 million in grant projects. She came to academe after a lengthy career in professional journalism, including 10 year tenure with Gannett Co. Inc., during which time she worked as an editor and publisher in a variety of media markets.

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Table of Contents

1. The Copy Editor's Role. 2. Using Correct Grammar and Punctuation. 3. Consistent Style and Correct Words. 4. Checking Facts. 5. Editing Stories. 6. Legal Concerns. 7. Editing and Ethics. 8. Typography. 9. Writing Headlines. 10. Editing Pictures and Infographics. 11. Design and Layout. Workbook.

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