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The Copy Editing And Headline Handbook
     

The Copy Editing And Headline Handbook

by Barbara Ellis
 

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Everyone in the newsroom agrees that copy editors are the unsung heroes in the business who, until now, have never had a succinct and authoritative guide for on-the-job use. From counting the headline to line breaks, from decks to jumps, from editing numbers and photo captions to editing for organization, The Copy Editing and Headline Handbook is the complete

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Everyone in the newsroom agrees that copy editors are the unsung heroes in the business who, until now, have never had a succinct and authoritative guide for on-the-job use. From counting the headline to line breaks, from decks to jumps, from editing numbers and photo captions to editing for organization, The Copy Editing and Headline Handbook is the complete source of essential information for the copy editor. Whether copy editing on a computer or on the printed page, for a newspaper or for a magazine, Barbara Ellis shows how to clean, organize, and proof copy like a pro. With special sections on libel, captions, forbidden words, job hazards, and head counts, as well as a section of the most commonly used symbols in copy editing and proofreading, the Handbook is essential for every copy editor's bookshelf.

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bn.com
This invaluable guidebook for newspaper and magazine writing addresses editing problems specific to newspapers and magazines, such as counting the headline, and also includes related issues, such as libel.
Booknews
This is not just a copy-editing handbook with a chapter on headlines thrown in. Instead, it begins with a lengthy section on headline writing as a fast and effective means of teaching all copy-editing skills<-->including grammar, mechanics, spelling, libel, the newspaper's taboos, and news presentation that fits the paper's audience. Ellis served on six copydesks for nearly fifteen years and as a copy-writing professor at McNeese State University in Louisiana for eight years. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738204598
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
06/12/2001
Pages:
356
Sales rank:
1,021,146
Product dimensions:
0.79(w) x 5.50(h) x 8.50(d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Ellis, Ph.D., is a seasoned copy editor, having served on six copydesks for nearly fifteen years and as a copy editing professor at Louisiana's McNeese State University for eight years. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

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