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  Copy editing -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Copy editing is the process by which an (A person responsible for the editorial aspects of publication; the person who determines the final content of a text (especially of a newspaper or magazine)) editor makes (The organization of information according to preset specifications (usually for computer processing)) formatting changes and other improvements to text.
Newspaper copy editors are sometimes responsible for choosing which wire copy the newspaper will use, and for re-writing it according to their house style.
Many copy editors have a college degree, often in (Newspapers and magazines collectively) journalism or (The discipline that studies the principles of transmiting information and the methods by which it is delivered (as print or radio or television etc.)) communications.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/co/copy_editing.htm   (969 words)

 Encyclopedia: Copy editor
Copy editing typically entails correcting spelling and punctuation mistakes; correcting grammatical and semantic errors; ensuring that the typescript adheres to the publisher's house style; and adding standardized headers, footers, headlines and so on.
Newspaper copy editors are sometimes responsible for choosing which wire copy the newspaper will use, and for re-writing it according to the house style.
Increasingly, a copy editor marks up the text using XML or a similar coding scheme, and is involved in preparing text for online publication, not just for printing.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Copy-editor   (817 words)

 EAC/ACR - So, You Want to Be an Editor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Editors with larger publishers may not be exposed to as much variety, but they may receive more supervision and training.
Editors are encouraged to read voraciously and think critically, whether they edit in the humanities or in more technical fields.
Editors who have learned the ground rules and the “house style” are encouraged to use their own discretion in editorial matters.
www.editors.ca /pubs/so.htm   (1926 words)

 Copy Editor - 1993-94 - Mindy McAdams
Copy editing for other sections, such as Health and Travel, was done by one of the major desks or by a dedicated copy editor, depending on the section.
Copy editors coded all stories for typesetting according to dummies and wrote all headlines and cutlines, and pull-out quotes as needed.
Each story was handled by a single copy editor who, when finished, transmitted it to the Metro slot, where the copy chief or one of her deputies checked it.
mindymcadams.com /resume/resume4.htm   (461 words)

 McMurry: Subscription Newsletters: Copy Editor: Biographies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Wendalyn Nichols is the editor of Copy Editor.
She was a teacher of remedial English and composition for several years before entering publishing, first as a freelance researcher, writer, and editor; then as a lexicographer and editor with the Longman Group; and finally as the editorial director of Random House Reference and Information Publishing.
Elaine Chubb is a copy editor at Copy Editor.
www.pubmgmt.com /copy/copy_bios.asp   (942 words)

 NAA® Presstime: November 1997--Newspaper Copy Editors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Copy desk leaders must be able to make the case to upper management for more bodies," advised editors in a report presented at one ASNE conference.
Copy Editor Lynn Louie once served as a photographer and photo editor, thereby fostering rapport between the desk and shooters.
Her stint on the copy desk represents one among several achievements that suggest that she and some of her peers stand ready to be considered as prime candidates for newsroom leadership.
www.naa.org /presstime/9711/copyeds.html   (3411 words)

 THE SLOT: What Exactly Is a Copy Editor?
Copy editors are not proofreaders, although reading proofs is often part of the job description.
Proofreaders -- and, indeed, copy editors reading proofs -- are often criticized rather than praised for making picky changes at that stage in the process, whereas the same changes might well be applauded at the copy-editing stage.
Assigning editors (the reporters' direct supervisors, who usually edit stories for content and organization before they are sent to the copy desk) and copy editors will check "facts" that appear questionable, but they do not have the time to verify that every name is spelled correctly and every figure is accurate.
www.theslot.com /copyeditors.html   (782 words)

 Copy Editor Resume
Served as copy editor, proofreader and writer for the...
A course syllabus in magazine copy editing and other information about the profession of copy editing that will be useful to copy editors, writers, and others who work with words.
Copy Chief (1985 - 1987) Copy Editor (1984 - 1985)...
www.freelancewritingresource.com /writing/copy-editor-resume.html   (449 words)

 Copy_editor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Copy editing typically entails correcting spelling and punctuation; correcting grammatical and semantic errors; ensuring the typescript adheres to the publisher's house style; adding standardized headers, footers, headlines and so on.
A copy editor may also abridge text, which is also called "cutting" or "trimming." This means reducing the length of a novel or article, either to fit broadcast or publishing limits, or to improve the material.
Copy editing often is taught as a college journalism course, though the name of the course varies.
www.usedaudiparts.com /search.php?title=Copy_editor   (781 words)

 ACES/ ASNE/The American Editor/January2000
Copy editors must have excellent word skills, a flare for headline writing and be savvy with pagination.
Wilson has worked on several copy desk restructuring projects for Knight-Ridder, including one at The State in Columbia, S.C. Only nine of the editors who responded to the ACES survey said that journalism programs are encouraging students to become copy editors, 57 said they aren’t and 23 said some are and some aren’t.
Some editors in the ACES survey said that students never hear about copy editing or aren’t told that copy editors are in great demand.
www.copydesk.org /words/ASNEJanuary.htm   (708 words)

 Beyond copy-editing: the editor-writer relationship
The editor's degree of authority is influenced by the culture of the organisation itself.
Editors may have trouble assessing and developing their own status in the organisation because they do not know how writers perceive or value what is involved in editing.
Editors need to demonstrate that they are confident in their abilities without becoming aggressive with writers.
www.jeanweber.com /about/beyond.htm   (1070 words)

 Testy Copy Editors
Copy editing is at the heart of the discipline of verification that separates journalism from mere gossip, and yet I keep hearing that we're just a bunch of control freaks out to ruin the party.
Copy editors are a crucial part of that in print, and they will become more so online as the medium matures.
An occasional contributor to the Testy Copy Editors Web site, whose name you would all recognize but who is a man who lives the modesty he preaches, wrote: "One of the great things about being a copy editor is freedom from vulgar desire for public recognition." He expressed a sentiment that is dwindling.
www.testycopyeditors.org   (1148 words)

 Magazine Copy Editing / Copyediting / Subediting / Sub-editing
I had also worked as a copy editor in the book business (two years as an in-house copy editor at Dell Publishing and free-lance work for Doubleday and Warner Books).
No prior knowledge of or experience in copy editing is required, but students are expected to have a thorough understanding of English grammar.
Anyone may use this document as the basis for a course in copy editing, and anyone may create a link to this Web page, but no one may quote from it in an article or otherwise reproduce it, in part or whole, in any printed form without the explicit permission of the author.
www.well.com /user/mmcadams/copy.editing.html   (942 words)

 Copy Massage: 10/01/2003 - 10/31/2003
A copy editor stands in for the reader at a critical point in the process.
Copy editors do their job toward the end of the production process.
Amusing as that assumption may be, a clear-brained copy editor could have made the difference.
copymassage.blogspot.com /2003_10_01_copymassage_archive.html   (3921 words)

Editors review, edit, fact-check and rewrite the work of newspaper or magazine writers or authors of books.
In the publishing industry, an editor’s primary duty is to plan publications' content while taking into account what's likely to appeal to readers.
Editors must be able to express ideas clearly and logically and should love to write.
jobprofiles.monster.com /Content/job_content/JC_Entertainment/JSC_Writers/JOB_Editor/jobzilla_html?jobprofiles=1   (317 words)

 Poynter Online - In Search of the Perfect Copy Editor 10 Copy Editor Traits That Guarantee You Success
To be a copy editor is to tackle one of the toughest - and sometimes most thankless - jobs in the newsroom.
While it's great to find technically inclined copy editors, it's important to remember that this technology is merely a tool with which to practice our craft.
Tell me what you think a copy editor's role should be at a newspaper.
www.poynter.org /dg.lts/id.5438/content.content_view.htm   (1263 words)

 yearbook copy editor application
Copy Editor assigns and edits copy written by copy staff, writes captions, gathers information and does research as necessary to support copywriting and captionwriting.
The copy editor should have very strong English skills, in grammar, reportage, and creative writing.
Albionian is a collaborative effort and the copy editor must work collaboratively with the other members of the staff
www.albion.edu /albionian/copyed_app.htm   (129 words)

 Copy Editor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
You must have at least one years’ copy editing experience working in a B2B environment, and you must have a literate degree (at least a 2:1), as well as a high level of numeracy.
The ability to cope with deadlines, demanding authors and technical copy is essential, and you must be highly proficient in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
You will be working in a team of four copy editors, and will be responsible for ensuring editorial quality across a number of online titles/services.
www.londonofficejobs.co.uk /Jobs/Administration/13-Copy-Editor-4081-job.html   (184 words)

 Editor for your novel or non-fiction book, Virginia or D.C.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
As an editor, I honor your unique writer's voice, and won't change it.
It's my privilege as an editor with more than 25 years of experience to help your manuscript sing.
Learn more about my background and the services I can provide for writers, from proofreading to copy editing to manuscript evaluation.
www.editorforyou.com   (188 words)

 Copy Massage
Copy editors are vulnerable because we deal with details.
My position: A good copy editor will make your copy better--but only on rare occasions will it be enough better to justify the delay and hassle, let alone the copy editor's salary.
And good copy editors are hard to find--the best quickly move on to other jobs these days.
copymassage.blogspot.com   (5314 words)

A useful feature: family name is bold, so editors can know which name to use on second reference, although it is not obvious in which order given name and family name should be used.
Copy editors aren't required to check all "commonly known" quotes, but you have every right to be suspicious.
This mailing list attracts copy editors from around the world who work at newspapers, organizations, or free-lance on books, technical materials, and other kinds of publications.
www.nyu.edu /classes/copyXediting/eresources.html   (3546 words)

 The Copy Editor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Here are some format guidelines that will help lighten the Copy Editor's workload and allow her to grasp what you have to say.
Justifying, centering and such are unnecessary too, since this work will be done by our HTML expert after the Copy Editor has applied her red pencil (figuratively speaking) to your work.
If the Copy Editor has suggestions regarding content for an article that go beyond basic spelling, formatting and grammar, she will contact you, the writer, with them, prior to publishing.
www.thewritersezine.com /t-zero/archives/2002-texts/2002-04-bliss.shtml   (434 words)

 McMurry: Subscription Newsletters: Copy Editor: Job Board
Beneath the search box is a list of all posted job opportunities in the Copy Editor Job Board (in increments of five), beginning with the most recently posted jobs.
Muze is looking for a Temporary Music Data Editor with expert knowledge music, and a passion for music in general.
Editor will be responsible for proofreading, amending information and conducting Internet research.
www.copyeditorjobs.com   (696 words)

 Language Log: Was it Frazier or the copy editor?
This is interesting, because it suggests another case where a copy editor should have been jailed or at the very least rebuked for time-wasting garbage and told to put things back the way they were.
It would be very interesting to discover whether a copy editor changed the case on that pronoun.
You see, copy editors often miss the things they really should be catching to earn their pay — wrong page references, name inconsistencies, misspellings, punctuation slips, that sort of thing.
itre.cis.upenn.edu /~myl/languagelog/archives/001804.html   (576 words)

 The Craft of Copy Editing
Too often copy editors and reporters are viewed as adversaries rather than collaborators.
When reporters and higher-ups see that a copy editor is paying attention to the content, and cares not just about what the (stupid) reporter got wrong but also about what the reader might not understand and carefully and logically points it out, they may listen.
Be assured that you will not be the first copy editor to pen (OK, keyboard) a head on an Iowa story asking if this is heaven or on a sports salaries story demanding that someone show you the money.
www.notrain-nogain.org /Train/Res/CopyD/copy.asp   (2049 words)

A copy editor may develop a style sheet to assure that certain words and styles are used consistently throughout a document (e.g., capitalizations, use of italics vs. underlining).
The eyes of an in-house editor are trained to crush the weak and champion the strong.
You want the agent or acquisitions editor to be captivated by your writing, not assaulted by the usual litany of mistakes commonly perpetrated by new writers.
www.manuscriptediting.com   (2080 words)

 Copy-Editing Corner
John McIntyre, the president of ACES and the assistant managing editor for the copy desk for the Baltimore Sun, wrote a great book review of "100 Words Every Word Lover Should Know," by the Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries..
I had a great time at the American Copy Editors Society national conference in Hollywood last week.
It was fun to meet fellow copy editors and catch up on the industry news.
copyeditingcorner.blogspot.com   (1047 words)

 McMurry: Subscription Newsletters: Copy Editor
Copy Editor has been the leading newsletter in its field since 1990.
Year after year, subscribers rely on Copy Editor to provide the facts, perspectives, and expert opinions they need to stay well informed and up to date.
Exclusive to Copy Editor — and our subscribers — are language usage polls, links to a trove of top-quality informative Web sites, searchable archives of past issues, the ability to download the current issue, and bonus online-only content.
www.copyeditor.com   (183 words)

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