COMM 313, Editorial Processes
Begin with the video: You know editing is important. But is it dramatic?
- Reading One: Editors and how they work.
- Reading Two: Why editing is important.
- Reading Three: A view of reality.
- Reading Four: An editor's constraints.
Sneaky word list.
Proofreader's marks (PDF file).
- Reading five: Editing nuts 'n bolts.
- Reading Six: Proofreading, AP Style, grammar.
- Reading Seven: Word clutter.
- Reading Eight: Using quotations.
- Reading Nine: Not using clichés.
- Reading 10: Leads, active voice.
- Reading 11: Writing concisely.
- Reading 12: The big picture: what is a fact?
- Reading 13: Editing for the web.
- Reading 14: Writing headlines.
Design and makeup:
- Reading 15: Typography.
- Reading 16: Handling photos and illustrations.
- Reading 17: Dummy sheets and copy control.
- Reading 18: Basic guide to InDesign software for editors.
Sample copy control sheet.
Dummy sheet (PDF file).
10 Common Typographic pitfalls
Includes keystroke combinations for quote, dash, and other substitutions.
Midterm exam review.
Summer session final exam review.
Regular session final exam review.
"A Few Rules."
How they used to look: famous mass media, 1674-1974.
AP Style exercise.
Grammar exercise one.
Grammar exercise two.
Word clutter exercise.
Concise editing exercise.
Editing for the web exercise.
Final copy editing exercise.
Headline exercise one.
Headline exercise two.
Headline exercise three.
Writing cutlines exercise.
Copy control exercise one.
Copy control exercise two.
Copy control exercise for 5 pts extra credit 2009.
InDesign exercise: Tom Peters.
InDesign exercise: travel tab.
InDesign exercise: fishing newsletter.
InDesign exercise: student broadsheet.
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