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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
News design
News design is the process of arranging material on a newspaper page, according to editorial and graphical guidelines and goals. Main editorial goals include the ordering of news stories by order of i...
Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage
Merriam–Webster's Dictionary of English Usage is a usage dictionary published by Merriam-Webster, Inc., of Springfield, Massachusetts . It is currently available in a reprint edition (1994) ISBN...
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...
American Copy Editors Society
The American Copy Editors Society, commonly known as ACES, is a professional not-for-profit association for copy editors at U.S. newspapers, magazines, Web sites and corporations.As of 2012, the group...
Headlines (Jay Leno)
Headlines was a segment that aired weekly on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. It also aired on the prime-time spin-off The Jay Leno Show. The segment usually aired on Monday night. It was first seen in...
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. ...
Galley proof
In printing and publishing, proofs are the preliminary versions of publications meant for review by authors, editors, and proofreaders, often with extra-wide margins. Galley proofs may be uncut and un...
John McIntyre (copyeditor)
John E. McIntyre is an American journalist and copy editor. McIntyre is a charter member and two-term president of the American Copy Editors Society.
McIntyre was born in Kentucky and grew up in E...
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...
The MLA Style Manual
The MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing (2008) is the third edition of The MLA Style Manual, first published by the Modern Language Association of America in 1985. It is an academic st...
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...
John Murphy Award for Excellence in Copy Editing
The John Murphy Award for Excellence in Copy Editing is given annually by the Texas Daily Newspaper Association (TDNA). Consideration is given only to submissions by Texas daily newspapers that are me...
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...