Copy editing
Copy editing (also copy-editing or copyediting, sometimes abbreviated ce) is the work that an editor does to improve the formatting, style, and accuracy of text. Unlike general editing, copy editing m...
Headline
The headline is the text indicating the nature of the article below it.The large type front page headline did not come into use until the late 19th century when increased competition between newspaper...
Proofreading
Proofreading is the reading of a galley proof or an electronic copy of a publication to detect and correct production errors of text or art. Proofreaders are expected to be consistently accurate by de...
Style guide
A style guide is a set of standards for the writing and design of documents, either for general use or for a specific publication, organization, or field. A style guide establishes and enforces style ...
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Information graphics
Information graphics or infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended to present complex information quickly and clearly. They can improve cognition by ut...
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List of proofreader's marks
Below are lists of marks used in proofreading to indicate problems in a text and to suggest solutions. Marks come in two varieties, abbreviations and abstract symbols. These are usually handwritten o...
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Society for News Design
The Society for News Design (SND) is an international organization for professionals working in the news sector of the media industry, specifically those involved with graphic design, illustration, we...
Theodore Menline Bernstein
Theodore Menline Bernstein (November 17, 1904 – June 1979) was an assistant managing editor of The New York Times and from 1925 to 1950 a professor at the Columbia University School of Journalism.
J'accuse
"J'accuse ...!" ([ʒaˈkyz], "I accuse...!") was an open letter published on 13 January 1898 in the newspaper L'Aurore by the influential writer Émile Zola.In the letter, Zola addressed President of Fr...
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Muphry's law
Muphry's law is an adage that states: "If you write anything criticizing editing or proofreading, there will be a fault of some kind in what you have written." The name is a deliberate misspelling of...
New York Post
The New York Post is an American daily newspaper, primarily distributed in New York City and its surrounding area. It is the 13th-oldest and seventh-most-widely circulated newspaper in the United Stat...
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Headlinese
Headlinese is an abbreviated writing style used in newspaper headlines.
Because space is limited, headlines are written in a compressed telegraphic style, using special syntactic conventions:Headl...
Robinson Prize
The Robinson Prize is one of two awards given out by the American Copy Editors Society annually to one copy editor whose work demonstrates exceptional effectiveness.
Established in 2005, the prize...
Photo caption
Photo captions, also known as cutlines, are a few lines of text used to explain or elaborate on published photographs. In some cases captions and cutlines are distinguished, where the caption is a sho...
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The New York Times Manual of Style and Usage
The New York Times Manual of Style and Usage: The Official Style Guide Used by the Writers and Editors of the World's Most Authoritative Newspaper is a style guide created in 1950 by editors at the ne...
ISO 5776
ISO 5776, published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), is an international standard that specifies symbols for proofreading such as of manuscripts, typescripts and printer's ...
Mush from the Wimp
"Mush from the Wimp" was a joke headline accidentally passed through to publication at the top of a Boston Globe editorial in 1980.
On Saturday, March 15, 1980, the Boston Globe ran an editorial t...
List of American copy editors
This is a list of some notable current and former American copy editors.
Gramlee
Gramlee is an online proofreading and grammar check service. The company is based in Portland, Oregon, and enables writers to submit any written text for professional copy editing and revision. Gram...
Daily News (New York)
The Daily News is an American newspaper based in Manhattan, New York City, New York. It is the fourth most widely circulated daily newspaper in the United States. It was founded in 1919, and was the f...
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Harvard Beats Yale 29-29
Harvard Beats Yale 29-29 is a 2008 documentary film by Kevin Rafferty, covering the 1968 meeting between the football teams of Yale and Harvard in their storied rivalry. The game has been called "the...
Dele
A dele or deleatur (/ˈdiːliː/, /ˌdiːliːˈeɪtər/) is a proofreading symbol used to mark something for deletion.
Dele, the more common term in modern American English (sometimes used as a verb, e.g. ...
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Fact checker
A fact checker is the person who checks factual assertions in non-fictional text, usually intended for publication in a periodical, to determine their veracity and correctness. The job requires gener...
Dewey Defeats Truman
"Dewey Defeats Truman" was an incorrect banner headline on the front page of the Chicago Tribune on November 3, 1948, the day after incumbent United States President Harry S. Truman won an upset victo...
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Concision
Concision, or brevity, is the art and practice of using no more words than necessary to convey an idea. It aims to improve the effectiveness of communication by eliminating redundancy without omitting...
Desktop publishing
Desktop publishing (abbreviated DTP) is the creation of documents using page layout skills on a personal computer. Desktop publishing software can generate layouts and produce typographic quality text...
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Typographical syntax
Typographical syntax, also known as orthotypography, is the aspect of typography that defines the meaning and rightful usage of typographic signs, notably punctuation marks, and elements of layout su...
Patricia T. O'Conner
Patricia T. O’Conner (born February 19, 1949) is the author of five books about the English language. A former editor at The New York Times Book Review, she appears monthly on WNYC as the "word maven"...
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