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Everyone in the newsroom agrees that copy editors are the unsung heroes in the business who, until now, have never had a succinct and authoritative guide for on-the-job use. From counting the headline to line breaks, from decks to jumps, from editing numbers and photo captions to editing for organization, The Copy Editing and Headline Handbook is the complete source of essential information for the copy editor. Whether copy editing on a computer or on the printed page, for a newspaper or for a magazine, Barbara Ellis shows how to clean, organize, and proof copy like a pro. With special sections on libel, captions, forbidden words, job hazards, and head counts, as well as a section of the most commonly used symbols in copy editing and proofreading, the Handbook is essential for every copy editor's bookshelf.
Whether editing on a computer or on the printed page, for a newspaper or for a magazine, Ellis shows how to clean, organize, and proof copy like a pro. Special sections focus on libel, captions, forbidden words, job hazards, and head counts.
For professionals and students alike, the first-ever guide to newspaper copy editing and headline writing
About the Author
Barbara Ellis, Ph.D., is a seasoned copy editor, having served on six copydesks for nearly fifteen years and as a copy editing professor at Louisiana's McNeese State University for eight years. She lives in Portland, Oregon.