This all-in-one volume textbook and workbook covers principles, techniques, and approaches of editing, layout, and typography. The Third Edition offers expanded coverage of editing for the Web, magazine, and corporate publications, thus preparing students for editing in the 21st century.
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)
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.
A nice book, but pricey! Has a "workbook" style with exercises in the back. It is very useful and contains a lot of pertinent information, good for the journalism student, but like I said costs a lot (as most text books do!) and doesn't seem worth the money, it's not hard-cover or anything. In all, a good book that has come in handy throughout my courses.
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