Creative Editing

ISBN-10: 0495095710
ISBN-13: 9780495095712
Edition: 5th 2008
List price: $264.95
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Book details

List price: $264.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 4/18/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

CREATIVE EDITING has been consistently praised by reviewers for its comprehensive coverage, excellent organization, and contemporary content. The Fifth 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.

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.

The Copy Editor's Role
Using Correct Grammar and Punctuation
Consistent Style and Correct Words
Checking Facts
Editing Stories
Legal Concerns
Editing and Ethics
Typography
Writing Headlines
Editing Pictures and Infographics
Design and Layout
Workbook

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