Ross Collins, professor of communication, recently edited the book, Editing Across Media: Content and Process for Print and Online Publication.
The book contains chapters written by authors from across the country with a combined two centuries of teaching and professional editing experience. A former NDSU Spectrum editor co-wrote one of the chapters on social media and editing.
Collins wanted the finished book to cover the kinds of editing students would be doing in a variety of publications such as newspapers, public relations, advertising, magazines or social media.
I thought we needed a textbook that covers this wide spectrum for beginning editors. I also wanted to add a little fun stuff because editing texts have a reputation for being dull. Perhaps deservedly so, I think, Collins said.
It is Collins fifth written or edited book.
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