Ross F. Collins Class Resources.
COMM 313 online syllabus.
COMM 313 online assignments.
COMM 313 more resources.
Online textbook (free): Ross F. Collins, Weird Ways of News.
Class reading list: COMM 313, Editorial Processes (online)
Instructor: Ross F. Collins, Ph.D., professor of communication, North Dakota State University, Fargo.
Begin with the warm-up 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.
Reading Five: Editing nuts n' bolts.
Reading Six: Proofreading, grammar. Also read The best of AP Style.
Reading Seven: Word clutter.
Reading Eight: Using quotations.
Reading Nine: Clichés.
Reading Ten: Leads, active voice.
Reading Eleven: Writing concisely.
Reading Twelve: The big picture.
Reading Thirteen: Editing for the web.
Reading Fourteen: Writing headlines.
Reading Fifteen: Using type.
Reading Sixteen: Handling photos and illustrations.
Reading Seventeen: Dummy sheets and copy control.
Reading Eighteen: Instructor's basic guide to InDesign software for editors. (Substitute the flyer project for the beginning project described in the tutorial.)
(Altnernative: basic guide to PageMaker, no longer available in NDSU clusters.)