General COMM 313 syllabus (pdf; face-to-face class).
Comm 313 summer session (online) 2017 syllabus.
COMM 313, Editorial Processes

Instructor: Ross F. Collins, Professor of Communication, North Dakota State University, Fargo

Class resources

Reader. Begin with the warmup video, "The Drama of Editing." You know it's important. But is editing dramatic?

Ross's big 5. Introductory grammar video: "Ross's Big 5." Learn grammar in a (virtual) outdoor classroom.

logic commandments The 10 Commandments of Logic.

Lecture synopses.

Editing PowerPoint presentations.

Weird ways of news Weird Ways of News: an online textbook.

Readings

Introduction:

Copy editing:

Sneaky word list.

Proofreader's marks (PDF file).

Headlines:

Design and makeup:

Other features

New! English: the packrat's dream. Ross's five top controversies of English grammar.

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."

Need a pagination demo by video podcast? Check out Ross's InDesign videos. Choose from the five-minute tutorials below.


How they used to look: famous mass media, 1674-1974.


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