So says this analysis of freelance copy editing. It also calls it a unique challenge along with paying “careful attention to the basic mechanics of writing.” Thus, by the end of the second paragraph, it manages to backhandedly compliment copy editors while insinuating reporters/writers are functioning illiterates whose ideas apparently burst forth, uncontrolled or tamed.Continue reading “To be a copy editor, apparently, "you need to pay attention to accuracy"”
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"Companies still spend too much time on their copy-editing processes"
If you had to guess, you might say that this is a newspaper publisher’s quote. Perhaps one of those places outsourcing editing out of state or out of country. Maybe it’s some publisher looking for an excuse to sack a section of people (see latest poster child: Minneapolis Star Tribune). But you’d be wrong. It’sContinue reading “"Companies still spend too much time on their copy-editing processes"”
Judgment calls and editing
[T]he news judgment skills of editors should be more valuable now than they’ve ever been before to newspapers and other news organizations. That’s because, in a world in which the walls around journalistic walled gardens are being (slowly) torn down, editors can play a vital new role in deciding how to choose content from allContinue reading “Judgment calls and editing”