[Edprof] Teach copy-editing marks?
jrussial at uoregon.edu
Wed Apr 22 09:06:13 PDT 2009
I've been copy editing on screen since 1976. Students need to learn
how to do that. But there still are plenty of situations in which they
might have no choice but to edit on paper. I'd think they should be
exposed to basic proofreading marks much earlier in their journalism
education than when they take a copy editing class. Intro writing,
Grammar, whatever comes first. It isn't a big deal--maybe a half-dozen
or so basic marks.
University of Oregon
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