The Basics: Format, Copy Editing and AP Style Chapter 1 Reporting for the Media True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, As those move easiest who have learned to dance. ( Alexander Pope )
Format, Copy Editing and AP Style
Reporting for the Media
True ease in writing comes from art, not chance,
As those move easiest who have learned to dance.
I think writing is like dancing, or playing the piano, the more you do it, the more you keep up with it, the better you get. Also, writing is one of those things where if you stay practiced you'll be ready when those great ideas come along.
(Carolyn Dawn Johnson)
One is these charts is a list of editing symbols and you will find them inside the front cover of your textbook.
You can also access this list at www.dibbs.net
There is a list of copy-editing symbols in your AP Stylebook
Although there are some variations between the lists, the marks you will most often use are standard.
These comprise a language we will use to communicate what changes need to be made.
The INTRANET provides an excellent place for most organizations to post their supplemental stylebooks.
The first edition of the Press-Register stylebook was more than 10 years in the making and was published as a booklet only once.
When you write broadcast copy, you write for A reader. You write for an anchor, or an announcer.
I went to a dance class. stale.
Why a dance class?
A man bought me a ticket.
1, 2, 3 – Repeat stale.
– You’re Waltzing