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Creative Editing / Edition 3

Creative Editing / Edition 3

by Dorothy A. Bowles, Diane L. BordenDorothy A. Bowles


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This all-in-one volume textbook and workbook covers principles, techniques, and approaches of editing, layout, and typography. The Third Edition offers expanded coverage of editing for the Web, magazine, and corporate publications, thus preparing students for editing in the 21st century.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780534561789
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 09/28/1999
Series: Mass Communication Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 8.66(w) x 11.42(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dorothy A. Bowles is a Journalism Professor at the University of Tennessee, where she teaches courses in editing, political communications, and communications law and ethics. She previously taught editing and law for nine years at the William Allen White School of Journalism at the University of Kansas. She has worked as a reporter and editor at newspapers in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Kansas, Texas and Louisiana. She has also worked in corporate and school public relations.

Diane L. Borden joined the School of Communication at San Diego State University in August 1998 and was named Executive Assistant to SDSU President Stephen L. Weber in July 2001. Prior to joining the president's office, Dr. Borden taught mass communication law and theory as well as courses in journalism. She continues to teach a graduate seminar in first amendment law each spring. She has also served as the project director for the American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE), where she was responsible for the administration of more than $1.5 million in grant projects. She came to academe after a lengthy career in professional journalism, including 10 year tenure with Gannett Co. Inc., during which time she worked as an editor and publisher in a variety of media markets.

Table of Contents

1. The Copy Editor's Role In The Newsroom.
2. Using Correct Grammar and Punctuation.
3. Consistent Style And Correct Words.
4. Editing Stories.
5. Checking Facts.
6. Legal Concerns.
7. Editing and Ethics.
8. Typography.
9. Writing Headlines.
10. Editing Pictures And Infographics.
11. Design And Layout.
12. Creating Fliers, Brochures, Newsletters.

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