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Copy Reading (Campus Journalism)

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Copy Reading (Campus Journalism)

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Copy Reading (Campus Journalism)

  1. 1. COPY READING/ COPY EDITING More Than Just Marks and Words “Youcannotcorrectunlessyouknowthatthereissomethingwrong.”
  2. 2. COPY FIXERS Good copy fixers keep the spirit and substance of the story. She/he basically brightens and polishes the article. He makes the story better by organizing it better than when it was submitted.
  3. 3. Common Errors to Correct/Delete/Change/Rewrit e 1) Errors in fact 2) Errors in grammar 3) Opinion in News (editorializing) 4) Wrong use of adjectives 5) Libelous matter 6) Seditious/rebellious materials
  4. 4. Common Errors to Correct/Delete/Change/Rewrit e 7) Vulgar and indecent words 8) Contrary to good taste and to law 9) Derogatory statements 10) Redundancy 11) Verbal deadwood
  5. 5. Common Errors to Correct/Delete/Change/Rewrit e 12) Errors in correct usage 13) Errors in structures 14) Errors in style (Use of the style sheet, stylebook, or style guide in journalistic writing)
  6. 6. What The Copy Reading Symbols Cover / or lc # ¶ no ¶
  7. 7. SYMBOLS MEANING OUTCOME “The Bionic Woman” Emphasize quotes “The Bionic Woman” Dr. Arthur Cruz Jr. . Emphasize period Dr. Arthur Cruz Jr. said, “I must go”. , Emphasize comma said, “I must go”. 1. Punctuation Marks
  8. 8. SYMBOLS MEANING EXAMPLE in Nov. Spell out in November Doctor Arthur Cruz Abbreviate Dr. Arthur Cruz twenty boys Use numeral 20 boys 2 girls were Spell out Two girls were 2. Numbers and Abbreviations
  9. 9. SYMBOLS MEANING EXAMPLE Manila, philippines Capitalize MANILA, Philippines Reader’s Digest Change to italics Reader’s Digest Test III Change to boldface Test III 3. Special Form of Type
  10. 10. SYMBOLS MEANING EXAMPLE was not untrue Delete was true meet on Sunday Bridge over meet Sunday Fe Cruz Principal Transpose Principal Fe Cruz those boys Close up space Those boys 4. Letter and Word Changes
  11. 11. SYMBOLS MEANING EXAMPLE pamp let Insert letter pamphlet avail of Insert word avail himself of Manila pAper Lower case manila paper judgement Delete letter within judgment 4. Letter and Word Changes h himself
  12. 12. SYMBOLS MEANING EXAMPLE deveelop sskill Delete letter before/after word develop skill Allright wehave time Insert space All right we have time considered happy. This is so because Run in copy considered happy. This is so because 5. Letter and Word Changes
  13. 13. SYMBOLS MEANING EXAMPLE Paco, Manila Today, he will Indent for paragraph Paco, Manila Today, he will Spell as written Welfrido Cruz more Unfinished story need…………mo re 30 or # End of story Thank you so much! 30 6. Others Welfrido Kruz
  14. 14. SYMBOLS MEANING EXAMPLE ]Elected prexy[ Centered subhead Elected prexy No But he said No paragraph But he said…… One boy came Stay as is, disregard correction One boy came “ I did it ”, he said. Insert quotation marks “I did it,” he said. 6. Others stet
  15. 15. SYMBOLS FROM OTHER SOURCES
  16. 16. SYMBOLS FROM OTHER SOURCES
  17. 17. SYMBOLS FROM OTHER SOURCES
  18. 18. SYMBOLS FROM OTHER SOURCES
  19. 19. Instruction to Copyreader s
  20. 20. Instruction to Copyreaders 1) Use a soft, black pencil. 2) Write your corrections, changes, subheads, and headlines so that they can be read quickly and correctly. 3) Ring or encircle the slug line, “More”, “30” and all other instructions to the printer called printer’s direction or
  21. 21. Instruction to Copyreaders 4) It is better to erase penciled marks that you wish to cancel than to cross them out. 5) If many changes are made, it is better to retype. Then go over the copy again for errors. 6) Turn out legible copy always. Make it as neat as possible.
  22. 22. READING PROFS More Than Just Marks and Words
  23. 23. Note: After the copy has been prepared and copyread, it goes to the linotypists or to the computer
  24. 24. What to Proofread? These are errors in grammar and word omission that had escaped the blue pencil of the copy reader and which the linotypist copied verbatim. 1) COPY ERROR
  25. 25. What to Proofread? These are errors made due to faulty typesetting machines like excessive transposition of letters, blurred letters, poor letter alignment, wrong font and high or low slug. 2) MACHINE ERRORS
  26. 26. What to Proofread? These include the general run of typographical errors. Thus, need for speedy and accurate proofreading. 3) OPERATOR’S ERRORS
  27. 27. Romans 12:2 Do no conform any longer to the pattern of his world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approved what God’s will is—his good,
  28. 28. The writer whose work cannot be improved

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