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    Think Like an Editor 50 Strategies for the Print and Digital World

    ISBN-10: 0495001295
    ISBN-13: 9780495001294
    Author(s): Wayne R. Davis, Steve Davis, Emilie William W. Davis
    Description: English Students; Editors
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    Publisher: Cengage Learning
    Binding: Comb Bound 
    Pages: 352
    Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.70" tall
    Weight: 1.276

    English Students; Editors

    Steve Davis has won more professional titles in the sport than any other player, including a huge total of 28 ranking events and 73 professional tournaments in his career. He was the No.1 player in the eighties, and his most significant wins include six World Championships and three Masters. In 2001, he was awarded an OBE. Steve continues to play snooker, and in 2013 he won the World Seniors Championship. Still very close with Barry Hearn, he is a world ambassador for the sport. He is also an established analyst and commentates for the BBC's snooker coverage.

    Our Philosophy: How to Use This Book
    Think Like an Editor
    An Editor's Credo: Design a mission statement that defines you
    Planning the Story
    10 Steps to a Better Story: How to Work with Reporters on a Focused Plan before They Report: Plot an effective and reasonable approach to stories of all kinds
    Enterprise: How to Come Up with Good Story Ideas: Nurture this trait, and build your reputation as "The Idea Person"
    Spot News: How to Help Reporters React to Breaking News: Move quickly, and with confidence, when the news surprises you
    News Judgment: How to Decide What's Important: Assess things, and make wise choices
    Curiosity: How to Strengthen This Trait: Ask yourself What am I curious about?
    Analyzing the Story
    See the Big Picture: How to Answer, "What's the Story?": Grasp the essence of the story through conversation
    10 Questions in 10 Minutes: Mow to Keep the Story Talk Going: Don't get stuck ... get inspired
    Structure: How to Ensure an Organized Story
    Structure: Opening Paragraphs: Start fast-and start right
    Structure: Lead: Be efficient, quick and to the point
    Structure: Quotes: Let sources speak for themselves
    Structure: Nut Graph: Ask die key questions to unlock story meaning
    Structure: Cosmic Graph: Think big and expand story horizons
    Give Credit: Haw to Ensure Proper Attribution, Sourcing and Substantiation: Acknowledge others' contributions to your own work
    Show, Don't Tell How to Include Anecdotes, Examples and Details: Employ powerful techniques to energize storytelling
    Context: How to Provide Background and Relevance: Help readers understand what's important and why
    Closer Look: How to Tell Where the Story Works and Where h Needs Work: Get a quick sense of what you hope and what you need
    Assessing the Story
    Skeptical Editing: Ask Key Questions Graph by Graph: Ensure a complete, honest and Insightful story
    Pace: Keep the Story Moving: Don't lose your story's momentum-or readers' interest
    Sensitivity: Sexual Orientation/Gender/Race/Religion/Disabilities/Age: Understand and celebrate differences
    Holding a Story: 10 Warning Signs That a Story Should Not Run: Know when to take extra time if the story needs mote work
    Saving a Story: 10 Things You Can Do to Make a Story Work: Know what to do when you want to - or need to-publish
    Work Like an Editor
    Editing the Story
    Treat Editing Like a Mystery: How to Approach a Story: Follow a logical and sup-by step process
    Edit for AP Style: Remember the rules, and edit with discipline
    Edit for Grammar: Avoid everyday mistakes that hurt your image
    Edit for Spelling: Read every word, and pronounce every syllable
    Edit for Punctuation: Understand the functions, and use them correctly
    Edit for Accuracy: Check everything, and check again
    Edit for Fairness: Consider readers' many perspectives
    Edit for Balance: Realize what it is and how to assess it
    Edit for Libel: Learn the warning signs that could lead to legal trouble
    Tight Writing: How to Keep It Simple: Strive to uncomplicate the message
    Trim a Story: How to Identify 10 Places to Cut: Work delicately, and leave no trace
    Transitions: How to Change Subjects and Speakers: Lead readers through the story
    Clich�s: How to Be Original: Use your own words, not retreads
    Verbs: How to Choose Strong Ones: Select words that make the story move
    24-Hour Local News Cycle: How to Handle It: It never stops-and neither will you
    Web Elements: 5 Cautions: Mine the Web, but proceed with care
    Ethics: How to work your way to the right decision
    Taste: How to decide what offends
    Presenting and Selling the Story
    Headlines, Keywords and Metadata: Grab attention for your content, and help readers find it
    Points of Entry and Points of Involvement: Choose ways to get readers interested and engaged
    Graphics and Maps: Tell the who, what, when, where, and how with strong visuals
    Photos: Convey visual content and emotion
    Promos and Refers: Write with power and clarity, and be direct
    Act Like an Editor
    Using Authority Responsibly
    Corrections: Own Up to Mistakes: Earn your readers' trust and respect
    Credibility: Put Yourself above Reproach: Understand the pitfalls, and avoid them
    Plagiarism and Fabrication: What Editors Can Do: Be vigilant, and protect careers and reputations
    Deadline Pressure: How to Get Along in the Newsroom: Set an example by acting like a professional
    Keep Asking Questions: Stay sharp through self-reflection

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