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Complete Editor - 2nd edition

Complete Editor (ISBN10: 0205434630; ISBN13: 9780205434633)
ISBN13: 978-0205434633
ISBN10: 0205434630

Summary: The Complete Editor offers a straightforward approach to developing the mindset of a good editor and to learning the skills that a modern editor needs.

Filled with abundant exercises, The Complete Editor provides instructors with many resources to use in teaching their students about copyediting, headline writing, decision-making, relationships with writers, graphic presentations, photo editing, and layout and design. It also contains a separate chapter on
legal principles that an editor needs to understand. This efficient and well-written text gives students basic information about the topics at hand and allows instructors to begin discussions of all of the basics of editing.

Features
  • Abundant in-class and out-of-class exercises reflecting all phases of the editing process provide students and instructors with a wealth of resources.
  • Principles of good writing and sound news judgment are emphasized, allowing students to apply their skills to any medium.
  • Real-life examples of editorial decision-making, many based on the authors' professional experience, add a practical, real-world perspective.
  • Chapters devoted to a wide variety of editing skills provide in-depth instruction in copyediting; management, decision-making and relationships with writers; writing headlines and summaries; photo editing; developing infographics; and layout and design.
  • Clear, precise explanations of the skills it takes to be a good editor help students develop a professional mindset.
  • The ''Five Commandments of Editing'' help students go from merely fixing copy to adding value to it (Ch. 5).
  • An extensive chapter on graphic presentation provides explanations about what kind of information is most appropriate for certain types of charts and the conventions of using maps. A set of exercises challenges students to create the basic kinds of charts used in the presentation of news today.
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Summary: The Complete Editor offers a straightforward approach to developing the mindset of a good editor and to learning the skills that a modern editor needs.

Filled with abundant exercises, The Complete Editor provides instructors with many resources to use in teaching their students about copyediting, headline writing, decision-making, relationships with writers, graphic presentations, photo editing, and layout and design. It also contains a separate chapter on legal principles that an editor needs to understand. This efficient and well-written text gives students basic information about the topics at hand and allows instructors to begin discussions of all of the basics of editing.

Features
  • Abundant in-class and out-of-class exercises reflecting all phases of the editing process provide students and instructors with a wealth of resources.
  • Principles of good writing and sound news judgment are emphasized, allowing students to apply their skills to any medium.
  • Real-life examples of editorial decision-making, many based on the authors' professional experience, add a practical, real-world perspective.
  • Chapters devoted to a wide variety of editing skills provide in-depth instruction in copyediting; management, decision-making and relationships with writers; writing headlines and summaries; photo editing; developing infographics; and layout and design.
  • Clear, precise explanations of the skills it takes to be a good editor help students develop a professional mindset.
  • The ''Five Commandments of Editing'' help students go from merely fixing copy to adding value to it (Ch. 5).
  • An extensive chapter on graphic presentation provides explanations about what kind of information is most appropriate for certain types of charts and the conventions of using maps. A set of exercises challenges students to create the basic kinds of charts used in the presentation of news today.
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Edition/Copyright: 2ND 06
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Year Published: 2006
International: No

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