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2010 Philadelphia <ul><li>Conference Overview </li></ul>
What Am I Going to Cover? <ul><li>What is ACES? Why a conference? </li></ul>
What Am I Going to Cover? <ul><li>What is ACES? Why a conference? </li></ul><ul><li>Copy editors are passionate about word...
What Am I Going to Cover? <ul><li>What is ACES? Why a conference? </li></ul><ul><li>Copy editors are passionate about word...
What Am I Going to Cover? <ul><li>What is ACES? Why a conference? </li></ul><ul><li>Copy editors are passionate about word...
What Am I Going to Cover? <ul><li>What is ACES? Why a conference? </li></ul><ul><li>Copy editors are passionate about word...
What Am I Going to Cover? <ul><li>What is ACES? Why a conference? </li></ul><ul><li>Copy editors are passionate about word...
What Is ACES? Why a Conference?
What Is ACES? Why a Conference? <ul><li>Offers a chance to gather and share ideas </li></ul>
What Is ACES? Why a Conference? <ul><li>Offers a chance to gather and share ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Get clarification on g...
What Is ACES? Why a Conference? <ul><li>Offers a chance to gather and share ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Get clarification on g...
What Is ACES? Why a Conference? <ul><li>Offers a chance to gather and share ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Get clarification on g...
What Is ACES? Why a Conference? <ul><li>Offers a chance to gather and share ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Get clarification on g...
What Is ACES? Why a Conference? <ul><li>Offers a chance to gather and share ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Get clarification on g...
What Do 300+ Copy Editors Together Talk About?
Meet the Rock Stars
Meet the Rock Stars <ul><li>Ben Zimmer </li></ul>
Meet the Rock Stars <ul><li>Ben Zimmer </li></ul><ul><li>John McIntyre </li></ul>
Meet the Rock Stars <ul><li>Ben Zimmer </li></ul><ul><li>John McIntyre </li></ul><ul><li>Merrill Perlman </li></ul>
Meet the Rock Stars <ul><li>Ben Zimmer </li></ul><ul><li>John McIntyre </li></ul><ul><li>Merrill Perlman </li></ul><ul><li...
Effect Change
Effect Change <ul><li>AP Stylebook editors cave under pressure. </li></ul>
Effect Change <ul><li>AP Stylebook editors cave under pressure. </li></ul><ul><li>Major changes in 2010 Stylebook </li></ul>
Effect Change <ul><li>AP Stylebook editors cave under pressure. </li></ul><ul><li>Major changes in 2010 Stylebook </li></u...
Effect Change <ul><li>AP Stylebook editors cave under pressure. </li></ul><ul><li>Major changes in 2010 Stylebook </li></u...
Effect Change <ul><li>AP Stylebook editors cave under pressure. </li></ul><ul><li>Major changes in 2010 Stylebook </li></u...
Effect Change <ul><li>AP Stylebook editors cave under pressure. </li></ul><ul><li>Major changes in 2010 Stylebook </li></u...
Effect Change <ul><li>AP Stylebook editors cave under pressure. </li></ul><ul><li>Major changes in 2010 Stylebook </li></u...
 
What Else Did We Do? <ul><li>Refresher on nuts and bolts of copyediting </li></ul><ul><li>Sessions about other industries ...
What Do Copy Editors Do?
Getting Grammatical
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Lay vs. lie </li></ul>
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Lay vs. lie </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lay = “to place or put down”; always has an object (lay,...
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Lay vs. lie </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lay = “to place or put down”; always has an object (lay,...
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Rich [lay, laid] his fedora on the desk. </li></ul>
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Rich [lay, laid] his fedora on the desk. </li></ul>
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Rich [lay, laid] his fedora on the desk. </li></ul><ul><li>Mary noticed the kumquat [lying, la...
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Rich [lay, laid] his fedora on the desk. </li></ul><ul><li>Mary noticed the kumquat [lying, la...
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Rich [lay, laid] his fedora on the desk. </li></ul><ul><li>Mary noticed the kumquat [lying, la...
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Rich [lay, laid] his fedora on the desk. </li></ul><ul><li>Mary noticed the kumquat [lying, la...
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Rich [lay, laid] his fedora on the desk. </li></ul><ul><li>Mary noticed the kumquat [lying, la...
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Rich [lay, laid] his fedora on the desk. </li></ul><ul><li>Mary noticed the kumquat [lying, la...
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Rich [lay, laid] his fedora on the desk. </li></ul><ul><li>Mary noticed the kumquat [lying, la...
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Rich [lay, laid] his fedora on the desk. </li></ul><ul><li>Mary noticed the kumquat [lying, la...
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Rich [lay, laid] his fedora on the desk. </li></ul><ul><li>Mary noticed the kumquat [lying, la...
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Rich [lay, laid] his fedora on the desk. </li></ul><ul><li>Mary noticed the kumquat [lying, la...
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>That vs. which </li></ul>
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>That vs. which </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>That = restrictive; deleting it would change the sent...
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>That vs. which </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>That = restrictive; deleting it would change the sent...
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>That vs. which </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>That = restrictive; deleting it would change the sent...
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>The Holdens’ house [that, which] has tangerine shutters is where Rich grew up. </li></ul>
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>The Holdens’ house [that, which] has tangerine shutters is where Rich grew up. </li></ul>
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>The Holdens’ house [that, which] has tangerine shutters is where Rich grew up. </li></ul><ul><...
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>The Holdens’ house [that, which] has tangerine shutters is where Rich grew up. </li></ul><ul><...
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>The Holdens’ house [that, which] has tangerine shutters is where Rich grew up. </li></ul><ul><...
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>The Holdens’ house [that, which] has tangerine shutters is where Rich grew up. </li></ul><ul><...
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>The Holdens’ house [that, which] has tangerine shutters is where Rich grew up. </li></ul><ul><...
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>The Holdens’ house [that, which] has tangerine shutters is where Rich grew up. </li></ul><ul><...
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>The Holdens’ house [that, which] has tangerine shutters is where Rich grew up. </li></ul><ul><...
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>The Holdens’ house [that, which] has tangerine shutters is where Rich grew up. </li></ul><ul><...
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>The Holdens’ house [that, which] has tangerine shutters is where Rich grew up. </li></ul><ul><...
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Possessives and contractions </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[Your, You’re] new coat will not please...
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Possessives and contractions </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[Your, You’re] new coat will not please...
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Possessives and contractions </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[Your, You’re] new coat will not please...
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Possessives and contractions </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[Your, You’re] new coat will not please...
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Possessives and contractions </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[Your, You’re] new coat will not please...
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Possessives and contractions </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[Your, You’re] new coat will not please...
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Possessives and contractions </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[Your, You’re] new coat will not please...
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Possessives and contractions </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[Your, You’re] new coat will not please...
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Possessives and contractions </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[Your, You’re] new coat will not please...
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Possessives and contractions </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[Your, You’re] new coat will not please...
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Possessives and contractions </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[Your, You’re] new coat will not please...
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Possessives and contractions </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[Your, You’re] new coat will not please...
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Who vs. whom </li></ul>
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Who vs. whom </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Who = subject; does something </li></ul></ul></ul>
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Who vs. whom </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Who = subject; does something </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><...
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Who vs. whom </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Who = subject; does something </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><...
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Who vs. whom </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Who = subject; does something </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><...
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Who vs. whom </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Who = subject; does something </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><...
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>To [who, whom] does the left-handed pen belong? </li></ul>
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>To [who, whom] does the left-handed pen belong? </li></ul>
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>To [who, whom] does the left-handed pen belong? </li></ul><ul><li>The president, [who, whom] d...
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>To [who, whom] does the left-handed pen belong? </li></ul><ul><li>The president, [who, whom] d...
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>To [who, whom] does the left-handed pen belong? </li></ul><ul><li>The president, [who, whom] d...
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>To [who, whom] does the left-handed pen belong? </li></ul><ul><li>The president, [who, whom] d...
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>To [who, whom] does the left-handed pen belong? </li></ul><ul><li>The president, [who, whom] d...
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>To [who, whom] does the left-handed pen belong? </li></ul><ul><li>The president, [who, whom] d...
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>To [who, whom] does the left-handed pen belong? </li></ul><ul><li>The president, [who, whom] d...
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>To [who, whom] does the left-handed pen belong? </li></ul><ul><li>The president, [who, whom] d...
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Dangling modifiers </li></ul>
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Dangling modifiers </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A word or phrase that modifies the incorrect thin...
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Dangling modifiers </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A word or phrase that modifies the incorrect thin...
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Dangling modifiers </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A word or phrase that modifies the incorrect thin...
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>While having a drink at the Peek-a-Boo, Rich’s sedan was stolen. </li></ul>
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>While having a drink at the Peek-a-Boo, Rich’s sedan was stolen. </li></ul><ul><li>Flying low ...
Getting Grammatical <ul><li>While having a drink at the Peek-a-Boo, Rich’s sedan was stolen. </li></ul><ul><li>Flying low ...
Afraid of Math? Take a Number
Afraid of Math? Take a Number <ul><li>The Smithsonian Institution announced plans  to build its 10th and final showplace m...
Afraid of Math? Take a Number <ul><li>High start-up costs and less funding available for marketing have caused a drop in t...
Afraid of Math? Take a Number <ul><li>According to a report released in April 2004  by the Congressional Research Service,...
Afraid of Math? Take a Number <ul><li>“ But this was our land before the white men pushed them back here,” he added. The C...
Afraid of Math? Take a Number <ul><li>The mile-high glaciers that cover most of Greenland are melting so fast that one of ...
Afraid of Math? Take a Number <ul><li>In case you missed it, go ahead and mark your calendar 1,000 years from now for the ...
Keeping Copy Editors Happy Because you won’t like us when we’re angry ...
Keeping Copy Editors Happy
Keeping Copy Editors Happy <ul><li>Run spell-checker. </li></ul>
Keeping Copy Editors Happy <ul><li>Run spell-checker. </li></ul><ul><li>Check the math. </li></ul>
Keeping Copy Editors Happy <ul><li>Run spell-checker. </li></ul><ul><li>Check the math. </li></ul><ul><li>Be aware of comm...
Keeping Copy Editors Happy <ul><li>Run spell-checker. </li></ul><ul><li>Check the math. </li></ul><ul><li>Be aware of comm...
Keeping Copy Editors Happy <ul><li>Run spell-checker. </li></ul><ul><li>Check the math. </li></ul><ul><li>Be aware of comm...
Be a Better Proofreader <ul><li>Give every aspect a closer look, including: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Design </li></ul></u...
Be a Better Proofreader Blooper Alert! Watch for common grammatical mistakes.
Be a Better Proofreader Blooper Alert! Watch for those feisty apostrophes.
Be a Better Proofreader Blooper Alert! Watch for major errors. Cross-check photos with text. This looks OK, right?
Be a Better Proofreader Blooper Alert! What’s wrong with this photo?
Be a Better Proofreader Blooper Alert! What’s wrong with this photo? Lady Liberty carries her torch in her right hand.
Be a Better Proofreader Blooper Alert! Can you spot the error? The American Copy Editors Society recently held its 14th an...
Be a Better Proofreader Blooper Alert! Can you spot the error? Check the spell-checker.  It doesn’t catch  everything. Rea...
Be a Better Proofreader Blooper Alert! Don’t assume everyone gets the joke. Be sure the references are clear enough before...
Be a Better Proofreader Blooper Alert! Make sure the text makes sense.
Be a Better Proofreader <ul><li>Lessons </li></ul>
Be a Better Proofreader <ul><li>Lessons </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Be skeptical. </li></ul></ul></ul>
Be a Better Proofreader <ul><li>Lessons </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Be skeptical. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Check ...
Be a Better Proofreader <ul><li>Lessons </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Be skeptical. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Check ...
Be a Better Proofreader <ul><li>Lessons </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Be skeptical. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Check ...
Be a Better Proofreader <ul><li>Lessons </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Be skeptical. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Check ...
Be a Better Proofreader <ul><li>Lessons </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Be skeptical. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Check ...
Be a Better Proofreader <ul><li>Lessons </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Be skeptical. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Check ...
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  • Thank people for coming. Help yourself to desserts even while I’m talking.
  • Let’s see what I’m going to cover today. I’m going to show you ... We’re going to review ... Because some of you asked about proofreading, I’m going to offer you some tips from an ACES session on proofreading.
  • Let’s see what I’m going to cover today. I’m going to show you ... We’re going to review ... Because some of you asked about proofreading, I’m going to offer you some tips from an ACES session on proofreading.
  • Let’s see what I’m going to cover today. I’m going to show you ... We’re going to review ... Because some of you asked about proofreading, I’m going to offer you some tips from an ACES session on proofreading.
  • Let’s see what I’m going to cover today. I’m going to show you ... We’re going to review ... Because some of you asked about proofreading, I’m going to offer you some tips from an ACES session on proofreading.
  • Let’s see what I’m going to cover today. I’m going to show you ... We’re going to review ... Because some of you asked about proofreading, I’m going to offer you some tips from an ACES session on proofreading.
  • Let’s see what I’m going to cover today. I’m going to show you ... We’re going to review ... Because some of you asked about proofreading, I’m going to offer you some tips from an ACES session on proofreading.
  • So what is ACES? - professional organization dedicated to improving the quality of journalism and the lives of copy editors - purpose is to educate members to raise the standards of editing - community that makes copy editors more visible and gives them a more constructive role in their careers
  • Why a conference? - 14th conference - fitting to have it in Philly, important city for journalism during the birth of the nation. Declaration of Independence was published in a newspaper in Philly on July 6, 1776. - focused mostly on newspapers, but trying to expand to other industries (freelancing, corporate communications, magazine and book publishing, Web) - 331 people this year - next year: Phoenix
  • Why a conference? - 14th conference - fitting to have it in Philly, important city for journalism during the birth of the nation. Declaration of Independence was published in a newspaper in Philly on July 6, 1776. - focused mostly on newspapers, but trying to expand to other industries (freelancing, corporate communications, magazine and book publishing, Web) - 331 people this year - next year: Phoenix
  • Why a conference? - 14th conference - fitting to have it in Philly, important city for journalism during the birth of the nation. Declaration of Independence was published in a newspaper in Philly on July 6, 1776. - focused mostly on newspapers, but trying to expand to other industries (freelancing, corporate communications, magazine and book publishing, Web) - 331 people this year - next year: Phoenix
  • Why a conference? - 14th conference - fitting to have it in Philly, important city for journalism during the birth of the nation. Declaration of Independence was published in a newspaper in Philly on July 6, 1776. - focused mostly on newspapers, but trying to expand to other industries (freelancing, corporate communications, magazine and book publishing, Web) - 331 people this year - next year: Phoenix
  • Why a conference? - 14th conference - fitting to have it in Philly, important city for journalism during the birth of the nation. Declaration of Independence was published in a newspaper in Philly on July 6, 1776. - focused mostly on newspapers, but trying to expand to other industries (freelancing, corporate communications, magazine and book publishing, Web) - 331 people this year - next year: Phoenix
  • Why a conference? - 14th conference - fitting to have it in Philly, important city for journalism during the birth of the nation. Declaration of Independence was published in a newspaper in Philly on July 6, 1776. - focused mostly on newspapers, but trying to expand to other industries (freelancing, corporate communications, magazine and book publishing, Web) - 331 people this year - next year: Phoenix
  • So what did we talk about? - There was a lot of this. - Conference at the Loews, where people stayed. Room materials showed up at sessions. - Let’s talk about what we did.
  • Let’s talk about what we did. - Ben: recently started writing the On Language column in the NYT Magazine, background in linguistics, edits the online Visual Thesaurus - John: had been AME of copy desk at the Baltimore Sun before being laid off last year; recently rehired as night editor; has been with ACES since the beginning; writes grammar blog, wears the bowtie - Merrill: spent 25 years at the NYT, adjunct at Columbia now and consultant - Bill: “The Slot”, Washington Post editor, author of “Lapsing into a Comma” and “Elephants of Style”; not as interesting in person.
  • Let’s talk about what we did. - Ben: recently started writing the On Language column in the NYT Magazine, background in linguistics, edits the online Visual Thesaurus - John: had been AME of copy desk at the Baltimore Sun before being laid off last year; recently rehired as night editor; has been with ACES since the beginning; writes grammar blog, wears the bowtie - Merrill: spent 25 years at the NYT, adjunct at Columbia now and consultant - Bill: “The Slot”, Washington Post editor, author of “Lapsing into a Comma” and “Elephants of Style”; not as interesting in person.
  • Let’s talk about what we did. - Ben: recently started writing the On Language column in the NYT Magazine, background in linguistics, edits the online Visual Thesaurus - John: had been AME of copy desk at the Baltimore Sun before being laid off last year; recently rehired as night editor; has been with ACES since the beginning; writes grammar blog, wears the bowtie - Merrill: spent 25 years at the NYT, adjunct at Columbia now and consultant - Bill: “The Slot”, Washington Post editor, author of “Lapsing into a Comma” and “Elephants of Style”; not as interesting in person.
  • Let’s talk about what we did. - Ben: recently started writing the On Language column in the NYT Magazine, background in linguistics, edits the online Visual Thesaurus - John: had been AME of copy desk at the Baltimore Sun before being laid off last year; recently rehired as night editor; has been with ACES since the beginning; writes grammar blog, wears the bowtie - Merrill: spent 25 years at the NYT, adjunct at Columbia now and consultant - Bill: “The Slot”, Washington Post editor, author of “Lapsing into a Comma” and “Elephants of Style”; not as interesting in person.
  • Let’s talk about what we did. - Ben: recently started writing the On Language column in the NYT Magazine, background in linguistics, edits the online Visual Thesaurus - John: had been AME of copy desk at the Baltimore Sun before being laid off last year; recently rehired as night editor; has been with ACES since the beginning; writes grammar blog, wears the bowtie - Merrill: spent 25 years at the NYT, adjunct at Columbia now and consultant - Bill: “The Slot”, Washington Post editor, author of “Lapsing into a Comma” and “Elephants of Style”; not as interesting in person.
  • Effect change AP editors panel discussion=standing room only spell out state names in datelines and omit Canadian provinces (to be consistent with international/domestic use); placed on hold announced major changes removing some standalone datelines When you’re wearing an M-I-C, you are M-I-K-E-D social media terms expanded pronunciations Big news! Web site becomes website website, webcam, webcast, webmaster BUT Web, Web page, Web feed But WR still follows M-W Wanna see how nerdy we are?
  • Effect change AP editors panel discussion=standing room only spell out state names in datelines and omit Canadian provinces (to be consistent with international/domestic use); placed on hold announced major changes removing some standalone datelines When you’re wearing an M-I-C, you are M-I-K-E-D social media terms expanded pronunciations Big news! Web site becomes website website, webcam, webcast, webmaster BUT Web, Web page, Web feed But WR still follows M-W Wanna see how nerdy we are?
  • Effect change AP editors panel discussion=standing room only spell out state names in datelines and omit Canadian provinces (to be consistent with international/domestic use); placed on hold announced major changes removing some standalone datelines When you’re wearing an M-I-C, you are M-I-K-E-D social media terms expanded pronunciations Big news! Web site becomes website website, webcam, webcast, webmaster BUT Web, Web page, Web feed But WR still follows M-W Wanna see how nerdy we are?
  • Effect change AP editors panel discussion=standing room only spell out state names in datelines and omit Canadian provinces (to be consistent with international/domestic use); placed on hold announced major changes removing some standalone datelines When you’re wearing an M-I-C, you are M-I-K-E-D social media terms expanded pronunciations Big news! Web site becomes website website, webcam, webcast, webmaster BUT Web, Web page, Web feed But WR still follows M-W Wanna see how nerdy we are?
  • Effect change AP editors panel discussion=standing room only spell out state names in datelines and omit Canadian provinces (to be consistent with international/domestic use); placed on hold announced major changes removing some standalone datelines When you’re wearing an M-I-C, you are M-I-K-E-D social media terms expanded pronunciations Big news! Web site becomes website website, webcam, webcast, webmaster BUT Web, Web page, Web feed But WR still follows M-W Wanna see how nerdy we are?
  • Effect change AP editors panel discussion=standing room only spell out state names in datelines and omit Canadian provinces (to be consistent with international/domestic use); placed on hold announced major changes removing some standalone datelines When you’re wearing an M-I-C, you are M-I-K-E-D social media terms expanded pronunciations Big news! Web site becomes website website, webcam, webcast, webmaster BUT Web, Web page, Web feed But WR still follows M-W Wanna see how nerdy we are?
  • Effect change AP editors panel discussion=standing room only spell out state names in datelines and omit Canadian provinces (to be consistent with international/domestic use); placed on hold announced major changes removing some standalone datelines When you’re wearing an M-I-C, you are M-I-K-E-D social media terms expanded pronunciations Big news! Web site becomes website website, webcam, webcast, webmaster BUT Web, Web page, Web feed But WR still follows M-W Wanna see how nerdy we are?
  • Effect change AP editors panel discussion=standing room only spell out state names in datelines and omit Canadian provinces (to be consistent with international/domestic use); placed on hold announced major changes removing some standalone datelines When you’re wearing an M-I-C, you are M-I-K-E-D social media terms expanded pronunciations Big news! Web site becomes website website, webcam, webcast, webmaster BUT Web, Web page, Web feed But WR still follows M-W Wanna see how nerdy we are?
  • Twitter feed for less than 5 minutes
  • honed our copyediting skills got to attend sessions on copy editors in other industries (financial, freelance, online, recipes, etc.) Ben Yagoda - teaches journalism at U. of Del., writes books, some on language (If You Catch an Adjective, Kill It = humorous look at English language Scholarships/professional awards Networking
  • So what do copy editors do? Besides put red marks all over your copy not just grammar, spelling, factual errors. Also one of the last sets of eyes on text before print Especially important at WR. Kids ask why? We look at your work to make sure there are no unanswered questions. make sure everything makes sense make sure things and places are where the text tells them they are
  • Getting grammatical Let’s go over some of these things that CEs pay close attention to session by a retired NYT CE, Bill Connolly, responsible for the NYT style guide Lay vs. lie Lay = “to place or put down”; always has object; tenses are lay, laid, is laying, has laid (present, past, present participle, past participle) Lie = “to recline” or “to be someplace” never has an object (you don’t need help reclining); tenses are lie, lay, is lying, has lain
  • Getting grammatical Let’s go over some of these things that CEs pay close attention to session by a retired NYT CE, Bill Connolly, responsible for the NYT style guide Lay vs. lie Lay = “to place or put down”; always has object; tenses are lay, laid, is laying, has laid (present, past, present participle, past participle) Lie = “to recline” or “to be someplace” never has an object (you don’t need help reclining); tenses are lie, lay, is lying, has lain
  • Getting grammatical Let’s go over some of these things that CEs pay close attention to session by a retired NYT CE, Bill Connolly, responsible for the NYT style guide Lay vs. lie Lay = “to place or put down”; always has object; tenses are lay, laid, is laying, has laid (present, past, present participle, past participle) Lie = “to recline” or “to be someplace” never has an object (you don’t need help reclining); tenses are lie, lay, is lying, has lain
  • Getting grammatical Let’s go over some of these things that CEs pay close attention to session by a retired NYT CE, Bill Connolly, responsible for the NYT style guide Lay vs. lie Lay = “to place or put down”; always has object; tenses are lay, laid, is laying, has laid (present, past, present participle, past participle) Lie = “to recline” or “to be someplace” never has an object (you don’t need help reclining); tenses are lie, lay, is lying, has lain
  • Rich laid his fedora on the desk. Mary noticed the kumquat lying among the rutabagas. Holden wanted to lie on the beach all day, but Mary knew he’d lain there too long. Rich had laid his new spats on the chair Rich’s suspenders were lying under his shirts; that’s where Mary had laid them.
  • Rich laid his fedora on the desk. Mary noticed the kumquat lying among the rutabagas. Holden wanted to lie on the beach all day, but Mary knew he’d lain there too long. Rich had laid his new spats on the chair Rich’s suspenders were lying under his shirts; that’s where Mary had laid them.
  • Rich laid his fedora on the desk. Mary noticed the kumquat lying among the rutabagas. Holden wanted to lie on the beach all day, but Mary knew he’d lain there too long. Rich had laid his new spats on the chair Rich’s suspenders were lying under his shirts; that’s where Mary had laid them.
  • Rich laid his fedora on the desk. Mary noticed the kumquat lying among the rutabagas. Holden wanted to lie on the beach all day, but Mary knew he’d lain there too long. Rich had laid his new spats on the chair Rich’s suspenders were lying under his shirts; that’s where Mary had laid them.
  • Rich laid his fedora on the desk. Mary noticed the kumquat lying among the rutabagas. Holden wanted to lie on the beach all day, but Mary knew he’d lain there too long. Rich had laid his new spats on the chair Rich’s suspenders were lying under his shirts; that’s where Mary had laid them.
  • Rich laid his fedora on the desk. Mary noticed the kumquat lying among the rutabagas. Holden wanted to lie on the beach all day, but Mary knew he’d lain there too long. Rich had laid his new spats on the chair Rich’s suspenders were lying under his shirts; that’s where Mary had laid them.
  • Rich laid his fedora on the desk. Mary noticed the kumquat lying among the rutabagas. Holden wanted to lie on the beach all day, but Mary knew he’d lain there too long. Rich had laid his new spats on the chair Rich’s suspenders were lying under his shirts; that’s where Mary had laid them.
  • Rich laid his fedora on the desk. Mary noticed the kumquat lying among the rutabagas. Holden wanted to lie on the beach all day, but Mary knew he’d lain there too long. Rich had laid his new spats on the chair Rich’s suspenders were lying under his shirts; that’s where Mary had laid them.
  • Rich laid his fedora on the desk. Mary noticed the kumquat lying among the rutabagas. Holden wanted to lie on the beach all day, but Mary knew he’d lain there too long. Rich had laid his new spats on the chair Rich’s suspenders were lying under his shirts; that’s where Mary had laid them.
  • Rich laid his fedora on the desk. Mary noticed the kumquat lying among the rutabagas. Holden wanted to lie on the beach all day, but Mary knew he’d lain there too long. Rich had laid his new spats on the chair Rich’s suspenders were lying under his shirts; that’s where Mary had laid them.
  • Rich laid his fedora on the desk. Mary noticed the kumquat lying among the rutabagas. Holden wanted to lie on the beach all day, but Mary knew he’d lain there too long. Rich had laid his new spats on the chair Rich’s suspenders were lying under his shirts; that’s where Mary had laid them.
  • Rich laid his fedora on the desk. Mary noticed the kumquat lying among the rutabagas. Holden wanted to lie on the beach all day, but Mary knew he’d lain there too long. Rich had laid his new spats on the chair Rich’s suspenders were lying under his shirts; that’s where Mary had laid them.
  • - That vs. Which That=restrictive; deleting it would change sentence meaning Which=nonrestrictive; deleting it would not change the sentence meaning Remember: If you’re going “which” hunting, bring a comma.
  • - That vs. Which That=restrictive; deleting it would change sentence meaning Which=nonrestrictive; deleting it would not change the sentence meaning Remember: If you’re going “which” hunting, bring a comma.
  • - That vs. Which That=restrictive; deleting it would change sentence meaning Which=nonrestrictive; deleting it would not change the sentence meaning Remember: If you’re going “which” hunting, bring a comma.
  • - That vs. Which That=restrictive; deleting it would change sentence meaning Which=nonrestrictive; deleting it would not change the sentence meaning Remember: If you’re going “which” hunting, bring a comma.
  • The Holdens’ house which has tangerine shutters is where Rich grew up. Holden’s watch is the only one that is set correctly. The Star is one of the publications that are available online and on paper The Star which is available online can also be purchased in a vending machine. The Peek-a-Boo which is Rich’s favorite is one of the lounges that the police raided.
  • The Holdens’ house which has tangerine shutters is where Rich grew up. Holden’s watch is the only one that is set correctly. The Star is one of the publications that are available online and on paper The Star which is available online can also be purchased in a vending machine. The Peek-a-Boo which is Rich’s favorite is one of the lounges that the police raided.
  • The Holdens’ house which has tangerine shutters is where Rich grew up. Holden’s watch is the only one that is set correctly. The Star is one of the publications that are available online and on paper The Star which is available online can also be purchased in a vending machine. The Peek-a-Boo which is Rich’s favorite is one of the lounges that the police raided.
  • The Holdens’ house which has tangerine shutters is where Rich grew up. Holden’s watch is the only one that is set correctly. The Star is one of the publications that are available online and on paper The Star which is available online can also be purchased in a vending machine. The Peek-a-Boo which is Rich’s favorite is one of the lounges that the police raided.
  • The Holdens’ house which has tangerine shutters is where Rich grew up. Holden’s watch is the only one that is set correctly. The Star is one of the publications that are available online and on paper The Star which is available online can also be purchased in a vending machine. The Peek-a-Boo which is Rich’s favorite is one of the lounges that the police raided.
  • The Holdens’ house which has tangerine shutters is where Rich grew up. Holden’s watch is the only one that is set correctly. The Star is one of the publications that are available online and on paper The Star which is available online can also be purchased in a vending machine. The Peek-a-Boo which is Rich’s favorite is one of the lounges that the police raided.
  • The Holdens’ house which has tangerine shutters is where Rich grew up. Holden’s watch is the only one that is set correctly. The Star is one of the publications that are available online and on paper The Star which is available online can also be purchased in a vending machine. The Peek-a-Boo which is Rich’s favorite is one of the lounges that the police raided.
  • The Holdens’ house which has tangerine shutters is where Rich grew up. Holden’s watch is the only one that is set correctly. The Star is one of the publications that are available online and on paper The Star which is available online can also be purchased in a vending machine. The Peek-a-Boo which is Rich’s favorite is one of the lounges that the police raided.
  • The Holdens’ house which has tangerine shutters is where Rich grew up. Holden’s watch is the only one that is set correctly. The Star is one of the publications that are available online and on paper The Star which is available online can also be purchased in a vending machine. The Peek-a-Boo which is Rich’s favorite is one of the lounges that the police raided.
  • The Holdens’ house which has tangerine shutters is where Rich grew up. Holden’s watch is the only one that is set correctly. The Star is one of the publications that are available online and on paper The Star which is available online can also be purchased in a vending machine. The Peek-a-Boo which is Rich’s favorite is one of the lounges that the police raided.
  • The Holdens’ house which has tangerine shutters is where Rich grew up. Holden’s watch is the only one that is set correctly. The Star is one of the publications that are available online and on paper The Star which is available online can also be purchased in a vending machine. The Peek-a-Boo which is Rich’s favorite is one of the lounges that the police raided.
  • Your new coat will not please Rich. It’s not as colorful as his kumquat blazer with its puce buttons. After the exercise, it’s customary for the director to buy its participants many drinks at the Peek-a-Boo. It’s a blessing that it’s Mary who’s been told to take charge at the Peek-a-Boo.
  • Your new coat will not please Rich. It’s not as colorful as his kumquat blazer with its puce buttons. After the exercise, it’s customary for the director to buy its participants many drinks at the Peek-a-Boo. It’s a blessing that it’s Mary who’s been told to take charge at the Peek-a-Boo.
  • Your new coat will not please Rich. It’s not as colorful as his kumquat blazer with its puce buttons. After the exercise, it’s customary for the director to buy its participants many drinks at the Peek-a-Boo. It’s a blessing that it’s Mary who’s been told to take charge at the Peek-a-Boo.
  • Your new coat will not please Rich. It’s not as colorful as his kumquat blazer with its puce buttons. After the exercise, it’s customary for the director to buy its participants many drinks at the Peek-a-Boo. It’s a blessing that it’s Mary who’s been told to take charge at the Peek-a-Boo.
  • Your new coat will not please Rich. It’s not as colorful as his kumquat blazer with its puce buttons. After the exercise, it’s customary for the director to buy its participants many drinks at the Peek-a-Boo. It’s a blessing that it’s Mary who’s been told to take charge at the Peek-a-Boo.
  • Your new coat will not please Rich. It’s not as colorful as his kumquat blazer with its puce buttons. After the exercise, it’s customary for the director to buy its participants many drinks at the Peek-a-Boo. It’s a blessing that it’s Mary who’s been told to take charge at the Peek-a-Boo.
  • Your new coat will not please Rich. It’s not as colorful as his kumquat blazer with its puce buttons. After the exercise, it’s customary for the director to buy its participants many drinks at the Peek-a-Boo. It’s a blessing that it’s Mary who’s been told to take charge at the Peek-a-Boo.
  • Your new coat will not please Rich. It’s not as colorful as his kumquat blazer with its puce buttons. After the exercise, it’s customary for the director to buy its participants many drinks at the Peek-a-Boo. It’s a blessing that it’s Mary who’s been told to take charge at the Peek-a-Boo.
  • Your new coat will not please Rich. It’s not as colorful as his kumquat blazer with its puce buttons. After the exercise, it’s customary for the director to buy its participants many drinks at the Peek-a-Boo. It’s a blessing that it’s Mary who’s been told to take charge at the Peek-a-Boo.
  • Your new coat will not please Rich. It’s not as colorful as his kumquat blazer with its puce buttons. After the exercise, it’s customary for the director to buy its participants many drinks at the Peek-a-Boo. It’s a blessing that it’s Mary who’s been told to take charge at the Peek-a-Boo.
  • Your new coat will not please Rich. It’s not as colorful as his kumquat blazer with its puce buttons. After the exercise, it’s customary for the director to buy its participants many drinks at the Peek-a-Boo. It’s a blessing that it’s Mary who’s been told to take charge at the Peek-a-Boo.
  • Your new coat will not please Rich. It’s not as colorful as his kumquat blazer with its puce buttons. After the exercise, it’s customary for the director to buy its participants many drinks at the Peek-a-Boo. It’s a blessing that it’s Mary who’s been told to take charge at the Peek-a-Boo.
  • Who = subject; does something Whom = object, something is done to (at, by, for, from, etc.) it Who does something to whom. So whom you gonna call?
  • Who = subject; does something Whom = object, something is done to (at, by, for, from, etc.) it Who does something to whom. So whom you gonna call?
  • Who = subject; does something Whom = object, something is done to (at, by, for, from, etc.) it Who does something to whom. So whom you gonna call?
  • Who = subject; does something Whom = object, something is done to (at, by, for, from, etc.) it Who does something to whom. So whom you gonna call?
  • Who = subject; does something Whom = object, something is done to (at, by, for, from, etc.) it Who does something to whom. So whom you gonna call?
  • Who = subject; does something Whom = object, something is done to (at, by, for, from, etc.) it Who does something to whom. So whom you gonna call?
  • To whom does the left-handed pen belong. The president who didn’t recognize Rich, still shook his hand. It was Rich whom Festus hoped to meet at the Peek-a-Boo Lounge, not Augustus, who finally left yesterday. Whom would you call to fix Holden’s electric tie-straightener? Should it be Adelaide, whom everybody recommended?
  • To whom does the left-handed pen belong. The president who didn’t recognize Rich, still shook his hand. It was Rich whom Festus hoped to meet at the Peek-a-Boo Lounge, not Augustus, who finally left yesterday. Whom would you call to fix Holden’s electric tie-straightener? Should it be Adelaide, whom everybody recommended?
  • To whom does the left-handed pen belong. The president who didn’t recognize Rich, still shook his hand. It was Rich whom Festus hoped to meet at the Peek-a-Boo Lounge, not Augustus, who finally left yesterday. Whom would you call to fix Holden’s electric tie-straightener? Should it be Adelaide, whom everybody recommended?
  • To whom does the left-handed pen belong. The president who didn’t recognize Rich, still shook his hand. It was Rich whom Festus hoped to meet at the Peek-a-Boo Lounge, not Augustus, who finally left yesterday. Whom would you call to fix Holden’s electric tie-straightener? Should it be Adelaide, whom everybody recommended?
  • To whom does the left-handed pen belong. The president who didn’t recognize Rich, still shook his hand. It was Rich whom Festus hoped to meet at the Peek-a-Boo Lounge, not Augustus, who finally left yesterday. Whom would you call to fix Holden’s electric tie-straightener? Should it be Adelaide, whom everybody recommended?
  • To whom does the left-handed pen belong. The president who didn’t recognize Rich, still shook his hand. It was Rich whom Festus hoped to meet at the Peek-a-Boo Lounge, not Augustus, who finally left yesterday. Whom would you call to fix Holden’s electric tie-straightener? Should it be Adelaide, whom everybody recommended?
  • To whom does the left-handed pen belong. The president who didn’t recognize Rich, still shook his hand. It was Rich whom Festus hoped to meet at the Peek-a-Boo Lounge, not Augustus, who finally left yesterday. Whom would you call to fix Holden’s electric tie-straightener? Should it be Adelaide, whom everybody recommended?
  • To whom does the left-handed pen belong. The president who didn’t recognize Rich, still shook his hand. It was Rich whom Festus hoped to meet at the Peek-a-Boo Lounge, not Augustus, who finally left yesterday. Whom would you call to fix Holden’s electric tie-straightener? Should it be Adelaide, whom everybody recommended?
  • To whom does the left-handed pen belong. The president who didn’t recognize Rich, still shook his hand. It was Rich whom Festus hoped to meet at the Peek-a-Boo Lounge, not Augustus, who finally left yesterday. Whom would you call to fix Holden’s electric tie-straightener? Should it be Adelaide, whom everybody recommended?
  • To whom does the left-handed pen belong. The president who didn’t recognize Rich, still shook his hand. It was Rich whom Festus hoped to meet at the Peek-a-Boo Lounge, not Augustus, who finally left yesterday. Whom would you call to fix Holden’s electric tie-straightener? Should it be Adelaide, whom everybody recommended?
  • Dangling modifiers - a word or phrase that modifies the wrong thing. A miniature poodle on a leash preceded a woman. Anyone under 21 buying liquor will be prosecuted.
  • Dangling modifiers - a word or phrase that modifies the wrong thing. A miniature poodle on a leash preceded a woman. Anyone under 21 buying liquor will be prosecuted.
  • Dangling modifiers - a word or phrase that modifies the wrong thing. A miniature poodle on a leash preceded a woman. Anyone under 21 buying liquor will be prosecuted.
  • Dangling modifiers - a word or phrase that modifies the wrong thing. A miniature poodle on a leash preceded a woman. Anyone under 21 buying liquor will be prosecuted.
  • While Rich was having a drink at the Peek-a-Boo, his sedan was stolen. The stadium came into view as we flew low over Oshkosh. Mr. Holden’s early colleagues used quills as writing instruments.
  • While Rich was having a drink at the Peek-a-Boo, his sedan was stolen. The stadium came into view as we flew low over Oshkosh. Mr. Holden’s early colleagues used quills as writing instruments.
  • While Rich was having a drink at the Peek-a-Boo, his sedan was stolen. The stadium came into view as we flew low over Oshkosh. Mr. Holden’s early colleagues used quills as writing instruments.
  • - Rich Holden - various editing posts at WSJ, nor in charge of the Dow Jones News Fund We don’t deal with a lot of numbers in our copy, but when we do, we need to be especially careful that it makes sense and kids understand the significance. $110 millions or billions = missing
  • - Rich Holden - various editing posts at WSJ, nor in charge of the Dow Jones News Fund We don’t deal with a lot of numbers in our copy, but when we do, we need to be especially careful that it makes sense and kids understand the significance. $110 millions or billions = missing
  • estimated 166,573? That’s not an estimate.
  • check the math. Should be 2.5 times higher, not 3.5. (2.5 = $4.35, 3.5 = $6.09)
  • What’s 38.8 million acres? Not wrong, but they’re meaningless figures 38.8 million acres = Pa. 2.5 million acres = Connecticut show a graphic WR does this well. “That is the size of XX.”
  • Those are fast glaciers! 7.8 miles per year = 4.5 feet per hour
  • Should be every 100 years, not 1,000 years. 2106, 2206, 2306, etc.
  • Now that you’ve seen some of the things CEs look for, here are five things that editors can do to help us out Adapted from handout on line editors at newspapers
  • Run spell-checker. It’s simple and takes two minutes. We will then lavish you with praise. It helps also to check misspelled names and places. Cite sources if possible. Check the math. Make sure numbers, percentages, ratios, rates add up. We’re word people, people. Cite sources if possible. Be aware of the grammar items discussed earlier. We don’t mind fixing things, bit these things are useful in real life, too. Get a copy of M-W and the style guide. Most of the time, we have to look it up too. Stick to deadline. With so many publications, our performance (and happiness) is directly related to the crush of late copy.
  • Run spell-checker. It’s simple and takes two minutes. We will then lavish you with praise. It helps also to check misspelled names and places. Cite sources if possible. Check the math. Make sure numbers, percentages, ratios, rates add up. We’re word people, people. Cite sources if possible. Be aware of the grammar items discussed earlier. We don’t mind fixing things, bit these things are useful in real life, too. Get a copy of M-W and the style guide. Most of the time, we have to look it up too. Stick to deadline. With so many publications, our performance (and happiness) is directly related to the crush of late copy.
  • Run spell-checker. It’s simple and takes two minutes. We will then lavish you with praise. It helps also to check misspelled names and places. Cite sources if possible. Check the math. Make sure numbers, percentages, ratios, rates add up. We’re word people, people. Cite sources if possible. Be aware of the grammar items discussed earlier. We don’t mind fixing things, bit these things are useful in real life, too. Get a copy of M-W and the style guide. Most of the time, we have to look it up too. Stick to deadline. With so many publications, our performance (and happiness) is directly related to the crush of late copy.
  • Run spell-checker. It’s simple and takes two minutes. We will then lavish you with praise. It helps also to check misspelled names and places. Cite sources if possible. Check the math. Make sure numbers, percentages, ratios, rates add up. We’re word people, people. Cite sources if possible. Be aware of the grammar items discussed earlier. We don’t mind fixing things, bit these things are useful in real life, too. Get a copy of M-W and the style guide. Most of the time, we have to look it up too. Stick to deadline. With so many publications, our performance (and happiness) is directly related to the crush of late copy.
  • Run spell-checker. It’s simple and takes two minutes. We will then lavish you with praise. It helps also to check misspelled names and places. Cite sources if possible. Check the math. Make sure numbers, percentages, ratios, rates add up. We’re word people, people. Cite sources if possible. Be aware of the grammar items discussed earlier. We don’t mind fixing things, bit these things are useful in real life, too. Get a copy of M-W and the style guide. Most of the time, we have to look it up too. Stick to deadline. With so many publications, our performance (and happiness) is directly related to the crush of late copy.
  • Run spell-checker. It’s simple and takes two minutes. We will then lavish you with praise. It helps also to check misspelled names and places. Cite sources if possible. Check the math. Make sure numbers, percentages, ratios, rates add up. We’re word people, people. Cite sources if possible. Be aware of the grammar items discussed earlier. We don’t mind fixing things, bit these things are useful in real life, too. Get a copy of M-W and the style guide. Most of the time, we have to look it up too. Stick to deadline. With so many publications, our performance (and happiness) is directly related to the crush of late copy.
  • Be a better proofreader Pay close attention to: design, white space, spelling, punctuation Other things? Does this work? Did that make sense? Do the photos work with the stories?
  • Now for the fun stuff. common grammatical errors are everywhere
  • Apostrophes are abused often.
  • Make sure photo captions say who is actually in the photos.
  • What’s wrong with this photo?
  • Try not to reverse photos. Stock photos are OK, but news stuff is more sensitive.
  • Can you spot the error? [Click twice] Double-check spell-check. Read carefully. Reading aloud helps.
  • Can you spot the error? [Click twice] Double-check spell-check. Read carefully. Reading aloud helps.
  • This was hilarious, but it got lots of criticism. Some people pointed out that not everyone will get the joke in the headline, and for them, other headlines would have been much better.
  • Make sure the text makes sense.
  • Lessons to summarize be skeptical check everything double-check Word’s spell-checker Find a reliable backup proofreader Read slowly, out loud, backward In doubt? Find an in-house expert Know your weaknesses.
  • Lessons to summarize be skeptical check everything double-check Word’s spell-checker Find a reliable backup proofreader Read slowly, out loud, backward In doubt? Find an in-house expert Know your weaknesses.
  • Lessons to summarize be skeptical check everything double-check Word’s spell-checker Find a reliable backup proofreader Read slowly, out loud, backward In doubt? Find an in-house expert Know your weaknesses.
  • Lessons to summarize be skeptical check everything double-check Word’s spell-checker Find a reliable backup proofreader Read slowly, out loud, backward In doubt? Find an in-house expert Know your weaknesses.
  • Lessons to summarize be skeptical check everything double-check Word’s spell-checker Find a reliable backup proofreader Read slowly, out loud, backward In doubt? Find an in-house expert Know your weaknesses.
  • Lessons to summarize be skeptical check everything double-check Word’s spell-checker Find a reliable backup proofreader Read slowly, out loud, backward In doubt? Find an in-house expert Know your weaknesses.
  • Lessons to summarize be skeptical check everything double-check Word’s spell-checker Find a reliable backup proofreader Read slowly, out loud, backward In doubt? Find an in-house expert Know your weaknesses.
  • Lessons to summarize be skeptical check everything double-check Word’s spell-checker Find a reliable backup proofreader Read slowly, out loud, backward In doubt? Find an in-house expert Know your weaknesses.
  • Just for Fun Christian Science Monitor posted some photos this week of misspelled signs of the tea party protests.
  • Transcript of "Ace Final"

    1. 1. 2010 Philadelphia <ul><li>Conference Overview </li></ul>
    2. 2. What Am I Going to Cover? <ul><li>What is ACES? Why a conference? </li></ul>
    3. 3. What Am I Going to Cover? <ul><li>What is ACES? Why a conference? </li></ul><ul><li>Copy editors are passionate about words. </li></ul>
    4. 4. What Am I Going to Cover? <ul><li>What is ACES? Why a conference? </li></ul><ul><li>Copy editors are passionate about words. </li></ul><ul><li>Spell-checker catches everything, right? </li></ul>
    5. 5. What Am I Going to Cover? <ul><li>What is ACES? Why a conference? </li></ul><ul><li>Copy editors are passionate about words. </li></ul><ul><li>Spell-checker catches everything, right? </li></ul><ul><li>Math is hard. </li></ul>
    6. 6. What Am I Going to Cover? <ul><li>What is ACES? Why a conference? </li></ul><ul><li>Copy editors are passionate about words. </li></ul><ul><li>Spell-checker catches everything, right? </li></ul><ul><li>Math is hard. </li></ul><ul><li>Happy copy editors love you. </li></ul>
    7. 7. What Am I Going to Cover? <ul><li>What is ACES? Why a conference? </li></ul><ul><li>Copy editors are passionate about words. </li></ul><ul><li>Spell-checker catches everything, right? </li></ul><ul><li>Math is hard. </li></ul><ul><li>Happy copy editors love you. </li></ul><ul><li>Proofreading fun </li></ul>
    8. 8. What Is ACES? Why a Conference?
    9. 9. What Is ACES? Why a Conference? <ul><li>Offers a chance to gather and share ideas </li></ul>
    10. 10. What Is ACES? Why a Conference? <ul><li>Offers a chance to gather and share ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Get clarification on grammar questions </li></ul>
    11. 11. What Is ACES? Why a Conference? <ul><li>Offers a chance to gather and share ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Get clarification on grammar questions </li></ul><ul><li>Help students looking to be copy editors </li></ul>
    12. 12. What Is ACES? Why a Conference? <ul><li>Offers a chance to gather and share ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Get clarification on grammar questions </li></ul><ul><li>Help students looking to be copy editors </li></ul><ul><li>Sharpen critical thinking skills </li></ul>
    13. 13. What Is ACES? Why a Conference? <ul><li>Offers a chance to gather and share ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Get clarification on grammar questions </li></ul><ul><li>Help students looking to be copy editors </li></ul><ul><li>Sharpen critical thinking skills </li></ul><ul><li>Spend downtime with people who think like us </li></ul>
    14. 14. What Is ACES? Why a Conference? <ul><li>Offers a chance to gather and share ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Get clarification on grammar questions </li></ul><ul><li>Help students looking to be copy editors </li></ul><ul><li>Sharpen critical thinking skills </li></ul><ul><li>Spend downtime with people who think like us </li></ul><ul><li>Come away refreshed and confident </li></ul>
    15. 15. What Do 300+ Copy Editors Together Talk About?
    16. 16. Meet the Rock Stars
    17. 17. Meet the Rock Stars <ul><li>Ben Zimmer </li></ul>
    18. 18. Meet the Rock Stars <ul><li>Ben Zimmer </li></ul><ul><li>John McIntyre </li></ul>
    19. 19. Meet the Rock Stars <ul><li>Ben Zimmer </li></ul><ul><li>John McIntyre </li></ul><ul><li>Merrill Perlman </li></ul>
    20. 20. Meet the Rock Stars <ul><li>Ben Zimmer </li></ul><ul><li>John McIntyre </li></ul><ul><li>Merrill Perlman </li></ul><ul><li>Bill Walsh </li></ul>
    21. 21. Effect Change
    22. 22. Effect Change <ul><li>AP Stylebook editors cave under pressure. </li></ul>
    23. 23. Effect Change <ul><li>AP Stylebook editors cave under pressure. </li></ul><ul><li>Major changes in 2010 Stylebook </li></ul>
    24. 24. Effect Change <ul><li>AP Stylebook editors cave under pressure. </li></ul><ul><li>Major changes in 2010 Stylebook </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bogota, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Kabul, and Oslo are no longer standalone datelines. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    25. 25. Effect Change <ul><li>AP Stylebook editors cave under pressure. </li></ul><ul><li>Major changes in 2010 Stylebook </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bogota, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Kabul, and Oslo are no longer standalone datelines. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mic wins over mike. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    26. 26. Effect Change <ul><li>AP Stylebook editors cave under pressure. </li></ul><ul><li>Major changes in 2010 Stylebook </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bogota, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Kabul, and Oslo are no longer standalone datelines. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mic wins over mike. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Social media </li></ul></ul></ul>
    27. 27. Effect Change <ul><li>AP Stylebook editors cave under pressure. </li></ul><ul><li>Major changes in 2010 Stylebook </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bogota, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Kabul, and Oslo are no longer standalone datelines. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mic wins over mike. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Social media </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Expanded pronunciation guide </li></ul></ul></ul>
    28. 28. Effect Change <ul><li>AP Stylebook editors cave under pressure. </li></ul><ul><li>Major changes in 2010 Stylebook </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bogota, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Kabul, and Oslo are no longer standalone datelines. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mic wins over mike. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Social media </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Expanded pronunciation guide </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Web site --> website (Copy editors were all a-Twitter!) </li></ul></ul></ul>
    29. 30. What Else Did We Do? <ul><li>Refresher on nuts and bolts of copyediting </li></ul><ul><li>Sessions about other industries for copy editors </li></ul><ul><li>Keynote speaker </li></ul><ul><li>Scholarships/professional awards </li></ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul>
    30. 31. What Do Copy Editors Do?
    31. 32. Getting Grammatical
    32. 33. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Lay vs. lie </li></ul>
    33. 34. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Lay vs. lie </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lay = “to place or put down”; always has an object (lay, laid, is laying, has laid) </li></ul></ul></ul>
    34. 35. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Lay vs. lie </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lay = “to place or put down”; always has an object (lay, laid, is laying, has laid) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lie = “to recline” or “to be somewhere”; never has an object (lie, lay, is laying, has lain) </li></ul></ul></ul>
    35. 36. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Rich [lay, laid] his fedora on the desk. </li></ul>
    36. 37. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Rich [lay, laid] his fedora on the desk. </li></ul>
    37. 38. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Rich [lay, laid] his fedora on the desk. </li></ul><ul><li>Mary noticed the kumquat [lying, laying] among the rutabagas. </li></ul>
    38. 39. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Rich [lay, laid] his fedora on the desk. </li></ul><ul><li>Mary noticed the kumquat [lying, laying] among the rutabagas. </li></ul>
    39. 40. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Rich [lay, laid] his fedora on the desk. </li></ul><ul><li>Mary noticed the kumquat [lying, laying] among the rutabagas. </li></ul><ul><li>Holden wanted to [lie, lay] on the beach all day, but Mary knew he’d [laid, lain] there too long. </li></ul>
    40. 41. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Rich [lay, laid] his fedora on the desk. </li></ul><ul><li>Mary noticed the kumquat [lying, laying] among the rutabagas. </li></ul><ul><li>Holden wanted to [lie, lay] on the beach all day, but Mary knew he’d [laid, lain] there too long. </li></ul>
    41. 42. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Rich [lay, laid] his fedora on the desk. </li></ul><ul><li>Mary noticed the kumquat [lying, laying] among the rutabagas. </li></ul><ul><li>Holden wanted to [lie, lay] on the beach all day, but Mary knew he’d [laid, lain] there too long. </li></ul>
    42. 43. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Rich [lay, laid] his fedora on the desk. </li></ul><ul><li>Mary noticed the kumquat [lying, laying] among the rutabagas. </li></ul><ul><li>Holden wanted to [lie, lay] on the beach all day, but Mary knew he’d [laid, lain] there too long. </li></ul><ul><li>Rich had [laid, lain] his new spats on the chair. </li></ul>
    43. 44. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Rich [lay, laid] his fedora on the desk. </li></ul><ul><li>Mary noticed the kumquat [lying, laying] among the rutabagas. </li></ul><ul><li>Holden wanted to [lie, lay] on the beach all day, but Mary knew he’d [laid, lain] there too long. </li></ul><ul><li>Rich had [laid, lain] his new spats on the chair. </li></ul>
    44. 45. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Rich [lay, laid] his fedora on the desk. </li></ul><ul><li>Mary noticed the kumquat [lying, laying] among the rutabagas. </li></ul><ul><li>Holden wanted to [lie, lay] on the beach all day, but Mary knew he’d [laid, lain] there too long. </li></ul><ul><li>Rich had [laid, lain] his new spats on the chair. </li></ul><ul><li>Rich’s suspenders were [lying, laying] under his shirts; that’s where Mary had [laid, lain] them. </li></ul>
    45. 46. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Rich [lay, laid] his fedora on the desk. </li></ul><ul><li>Mary noticed the kumquat [lying, laying] among the rutabagas. </li></ul><ul><li>Holden wanted to [lie, lay] on the beach all day, but Mary knew he’d [laid, lain] there too long. </li></ul><ul><li>Rich had [laid, lain] his new spats on the chair. </li></ul><ul><li>Rich’s suspenders were [lying, laying] under his shirts; that’s where Mary had [laid, lain] them. </li></ul>
    46. 47. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Rich [lay, laid] his fedora on the desk. </li></ul><ul><li>Mary noticed the kumquat [lying, laying] among the rutabagas. </li></ul><ul><li>Holden wanted to [lie, lay] on the beach all day, but Mary knew he’d [laid, lain] there too long. </li></ul><ul><li>Rich had [laid, lain] his new spats on the chair. </li></ul><ul><li>Rich’s suspenders were [lying, laying] under his shirts; that’s where Mary had [laid, lain] them. </li></ul>
    47. 48. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>That vs. which </li></ul>
    48. 49. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>That vs. which </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>That = restrictive; deleting it would change the sentence meaning </li></ul></ul></ul>
    49. 50. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>That vs. which </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>That = restrictive; deleting it would change the sentence meaning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Which = nonrestrictive; deleting it would not change the sentence meaning </li></ul></ul></ul>
    50. 51. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>That vs. which </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>That = restrictive; deleting it would change the sentence meaning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Which = nonrestrictive; deleting it would not change the sentence meaning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Remember: “If you’re going ‘which’ hunting, bring a comma.” </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    51. 52. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>The Holdens’ house [that, which] has tangerine shutters is where Rich grew up. </li></ul>
    52. 53. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>The Holdens’ house [that, which] has tangerine shutters is where Rich grew up. </li></ul>
    53. 54. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>The Holdens’ house [that, which] has tangerine shutters is where Rich grew up. </li></ul><ul><li>Holden’s watch is the only one [that, which] is set correctly. </li></ul>
    54. 55. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>The Holdens’ house [that, which] has tangerine shutters is where Rich grew up. </li></ul><ul><li>Holden’s watch is the only one [that, which] is set correctly. </li></ul>
    55. 56. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>The Holdens’ house [that, which] has tangerine shutters is where Rich grew up. </li></ul><ul><li>Holden’s watch is the only one [that, which] is set correctly. </li></ul><ul><li>The Star is one of the publications [that, which] are available online and on paper. </li></ul>
    56. 57. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>The Holdens’ house [that, which] has tangerine shutters is where Rich grew up. </li></ul><ul><li>Holden’s watch is the only one [that, which] is set correctly. </li></ul><ul><li>The Star is one of the publications [that, which] are available online and on paper. </li></ul>
    57. 58. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>The Holdens’ house [that, which] has tangerine shutters is where Rich grew up. </li></ul><ul><li>Holden’s watch is the only one [that, which] is set correctly. </li></ul><ul><li>The Star is one of the publications [that, which] are available online and on paper. </li></ul><ul><li>The Star [that, which] is available online can also be purchased in a vending machine. </li></ul>
    58. 59. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>The Holdens’ house [that, which] has tangerine shutters is where Rich grew up. </li></ul><ul><li>Holden’s watch is the only one [that, which] is set correctly. </li></ul><ul><li>The Star is one of the publications [that, which] are available online and on paper. </li></ul><ul><li>The Star [that, which] is available online can also be purchased in a vending machine. </li></ul>
    59. 60. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>The Holdens’ house [that, which] has tangerine shutters is where Rich grew up. </li></ul><ul><li>Holden’s watch is the only one [that, which] is set correctly. </li></ul><ul><li>The Star is one of the publications [that, which] are available online and on paper. </li></ul><ul><li>The Star [that, which] is available online can also be purchased in a vending machine. </li></ul><ul><li>The Peek-a-Boo [that, which] is Rich’s favorite is one of the lounges [that, which] the police raided. </li></ul>
    60. 61. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>The Holdens’ house [that, which] has tangerine shutters is where Rich grew up. </li></ul><ul><li>Holden’s watch is the only one [that, which] is set correctly. </li></ul><ul><li>The Star is one of the publications [that, which] are available online and on paper. </li></ul><ul><li>The Star [that, which] is available online can also be purchased in a vending machine. </li></ul><ul><li>The Peek-a-Boo [that, which] is Rich’s favorite is one of the lounges [that, which] the police raided. </li></ul>
    61. 62. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>The Holdens’ house [that, which] has tangerine shutters is where Rich grew up. </li></ul><ul><li>Holden’s watch is the only one [that, which] is set correctly. </li></ul><ul><li>The Star is one of the publications [that, which] are available online and on paper. </li></ul><ul><li>The Star [that, which] is available online can also be purchased in a vending machine. </li></ul><ul><li>The Peek-a-Boo [that, which] is Rich’s favorite is one of the lounges [that, which] the police raided. </li></ul>
    62. 63. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Possessives and contractions </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[Your, You’re] new coat will not please Rich. [Its, It’s] not as colorful as his kumquat blazer with [its, it’s] puce buttons. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    63. 64. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Possessives and contractions </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[Your, You’re] new coat will not please Rich. [Its, It’s] not as colorful as his kumquat blazer with [its, it’s] puce buttons. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    64. 65. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Possessives and contractions </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[Your, You’re] new coat will not please Rich. [Its, It’s] not as colorful as his kumquat blazer with [its, it’s] puce buttons. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    65. 66. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Possessives and contractions </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[Your, You’re] new coat will not please Rich. [Its, It’s] not as colorful as his kumquat blazer with [its, it’s] puce buttons. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    66. 67. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Possessives and contractions </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[Your, You’re] new coat will not please Rich. [Its, It’s] not as colorful as his kumquat blazer with [its, it’s] puce buttons. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>After the exercise, [its, it’s] customary for the director to buy [its, it’s] participants many drinks at the Peek-a-Boo. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    67. 68. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Possessives and contractions </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[Your, You’re] new coat will not please Rich. [Its, It’s] not as colorful as his kumquat blazer with [its, it’s] puce buttons. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>After the exercise, [its, it’s] customary for the director to buy [its, it’s] participants many drinks at the Peek-a-Boo. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    68. 69. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Possessives and contractions </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[Your, You’re] new coat will not please Rich. [Its, It’s] not as colorful as his kumquat blazer with [its, it’s] puce buttons. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>After the exercise, [its, it’s] customary for the director to buy [its, it’s] participants many drinks at the Peek-a-Boo. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    69. 70. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Possessives and contractions </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[Your, You’re] new coat will not please Rich. [Its, It’s] not as colorful as his kumquat blazer with [its, it’s] puce buttons. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[Its, It’s] a blessing that [its, it’s] Mary [whose, who’s] been told [to, too, two] take charge at the Peek-a-Boo. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>After the exercise, [its, it’s] customary for the director to buy [its, it’s] participants many drinks at the Peek-a-Boo. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    70. 71. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Possessives and contractions </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[Your, You’re] new coat will not please Rich. [Its, It’s] not as colorful as his kumquat blazer with [its, it’s] puce buttons. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[Its, It’s] a blessing that [its, it’s] Mary [whose, who’s] been told [to, too, two] take charge at the Peek-a-Boo. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>After the exercise, [its, it’s] customary for the director to buy [its, it’s] participants many drinks at the Peek-a-Boo. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    71. 72. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Possessives and contractions </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[Your, You’re] new coat will not please Rich. [Its, It’s] not as colorful as his kumquat blazer with [its, it’s] puce buttons. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[Its, It’s] a blessing that [its, it’s] Mary [whose, who’s] been told [to, too, two] take charge at the Peek-a-Boo. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>After the exercise, [its, it’s] customary for the director to buy [its, it’s] participants many drinks at the Peek-a-Boo. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    72. 73. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Possessives and contractions </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[Your, You’re] new coat will not please Rich. [Its, It’s] not as colorful as his kumquat blazer with [its, it’s] puce buttons. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[Its, It’s] a blessing that [its, it’s] Mary [whose, who’s] been told [to, too, two] take charge at the Peek-a-Boo. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>After the exercise, [its, it’s] customary for the director to buy [its, it’s] participants many drinks at the Peek-a-Boo. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    73. 74. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Possessives and contractions </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[Your, You’re] new coat will not please Rich. [Its, It’s] not as colorful as his kumquat blazer with [its, it’s] puce buttons. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[Its, It’s] a blessing that [its, it’s] Mary [whose, who’s] been told [to, too, two] take charge at the Peek-a-Boo. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>After the exercise, [its, it’s] customary for the director to buy [its, it’s] participants many drinks at the Peek-a-Boo. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    74. 75. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Who vs. whom </li></ul>
    75. 76. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Who vs. whom </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Who = subject; does something </li></ul></ul></ul>
    76. 77. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Who vs. whom </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Who = subject; does something </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Whom = object; something is done to it (or: at, by, for, from, in, toward, etc.) </li></ul></ul></ul>
    77. 78. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Who vs. whom </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Who = subject; does something </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Whom = object; something is done to it (or: at, by, for, from, in, toward, etc.) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Remember: Who does something to whom. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    78. 79. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Who vs. whom </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Who = subject; does something </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Whom = object; something is done to it (or: at, by, for, from, in, toward, etc.) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Remember: Who does something to whom. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>[Who, Whom] you gonna call? </li></ul>
    79. 80. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Who vs. whom </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Who = subject; does something </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Whom = object; something is done to it (or: at, by, for, from, in, toward, etc.) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Remember: Who does something to whom. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>[Who, Whom] you gonna call? </li></ul>
    80. 81. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>To [who, whom] does the left-handed pen belong? </li></ul>
    81. 82. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>To [who, whom] does the left-handed pen belong? </li></ul>
    82. 83. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>To [who, whom] does the left-handed pen belong? </li></ul><ul><li>The president, [who, whom] didn’t recognize Rich, still shook his hand. </li></ul>
    83. 84. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>To [who, whom] does the left-handed pen belong? </li></ul><ul><li>The president, [who, whom] didn’t recognize Rich, still shook his hand. </li></ul>
    84. 85. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>To [who, whom] does the left-handed pen belong? </li></ul><ul><li>The president, [who, whom] didn’t recognize Rich, still shook his hand. </li></ul><ul><li>It was Rich [who, whom] Festus hoped to meet at the Peek-a-Boo Lounge, not Augustus, [who, whom] finally left yesterday. </li></ul>
    85. 86. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>To [who, whom] does the left-handed pen belong? </li></ul><ul><li>The president, [who, whom] didn’t recognize Rich, still shook his hand. </li></ul><ul><li>It was Rich [who, whom] Festus hoped to meet at the Peek-a-Boo Lounge, not Augustus, [who, whom] finally left yesterday. </li></ul>
    86. 87. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>To [who, whom] does the left-handed pen belong? </li></ul><ul><li>The president, [who, whom] didn’t recognize Rich, still shook his hand. </li></ul><ul><li>It was Rich [who, whom] Festus hoped to meet at the Peek-a-Boo Lounge, not Augustus, [who, whom] finally left yesterday. </li></ul>
    87. 88. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>To [who, whom] does the left-handed pen belong? </li></ul><ul><li>The president, [who, whom] didn’t recognize Rich, still shook his hand. </li></ul><ul><li>It was Rich [who, whom] Festus hoped to meet at the Peek-a-Boo Lounge, not Augustus, [who, whom] finally left yesterday. </li></ul><ul><li>[Who, Whom] would you call to fix Holden’s electric tie-straightener? Should it be Adelaide, [who, whom] everybody recommended? </li></ul>
    88. 89. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>To [who, whom] does the left-handed pen belong? </li></ul><ul><li>The president, [who, whom] didn’t recognize Rich, still shook his hand. </li></ul><ul><li>It was Rich [who, whom] Festus hoped to meet at the Peek-a-Boo Lounge, not Augustus, [who, whom] finally left yesterday. </li></ul><ul><li>[Who, Whom] would you call to fix Holden’s electric tie-straightener? Should it be Adelaide, [who, whom] everybody recommended? </li></ul>
    89. 90. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>To [who, whom] does the left-handed pen belong? </li></ul><ul><li>The president, [who, whom] didn’t recognize Rich, still shook his hand. </li></ul><ul><li>It was Rich [who, whom] Festus hoped to meet at the Peek-a-Boo Lounge, not Augustus, [who, whom] finally left yesterday. </li></ul><ul><li>[Who, Whom] would you call to fix Holden’s electric tie-straightener? Should it be Adelaide, [who, whom] everybody recommended? </li></ul>
    90. 91. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Dangling modifiers </li></ul>
    91. 92. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Dangling modifiers </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A word or phrase that modifies the incorrect thing </li></ul></ul></ul>
    92. 93. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Dangling modifiers </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A word or phrase that modifies the incorrect thing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>A miniature poodle preceded a woman on a leash. </li></ul>
    93. 94. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>Dangling modifiers </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A word or phrase that modifies the incorrect thing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>A miniature poodle preceded a woman on a leash. </li></ul><ul><li>Anyone buying liquor under 21 years old will be prosecuted. </li></ul>
    94. 95. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>While having a drink at the Peek-a-Boo, Rich’s sedan was stolen. </li></ul>
    95. 96. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>While having a drink at the Peek-a-Boo, Rich’s sedan was stolen. </li></ul><ul><li>Flying low over Oshkosh, the stadium came into view. </li></ul>
    96. 97. Getting Grammatical <ul><li>While having a drink at the Peek-a-Boo, Rich’s sedan was stolen. </li></ul><ul><li>Flying low over Oshkosh, the stadium came into view. </li></ul><ul><li>As writing instruments, Mr. Holden’s early colleagues used quills. </li></ul>
    97. 98. Afraid of Math? Take a Number
    98. 99. Afraid of Math? Take a Number <ul><li>The Smithsonian Institution announced plans to build its 10th and final showplace museum on the Mall, a $110 structure of cliff-like Kasota limestone that will be called the National Museum of the American Indian. It will be dedicated to the story of more than 1,000 Native American communities in the Western Hemisphere. </li></ul>
    99. 100. Afraid of Math? Take a Number <ul><li>High start-up costs and less funding available for marketing have caused a drop in the number of independent gasoline stations in the United States. A recent survey by the Independent Gasoline Dealers Association showed that the number of such owner-operated stations has fallen from 210,000 in 2002 to an estimated 166,573 today. </li></ul>
    100. 101. Afraid of Math? Take a Number <ul><li>According to a report released in April 2004 by the Congressional Research Service, the average price for gasoline in the United States during the summer of 2003 was $1.74 per gallon. Today, gasoline prices across the United States are around 3.5 times higher, averaging more than $4 per gallon. </li></ul>
    101. 102. Afraid of Math? Take a Number <ul><li>“ But this was our land before the white men pushed them back here,” he added. The Crow were granted the area by treaty in 1851, but the size of their land has shrunk from 38.8 million acres to only 2.5 million acres today. </li></ul>
    102. 103. Afraid of Math? Take a Number <ul><li>The mile-high glaciers that cover most of Greenland are melting so fast that one of them, Jakobshavn Isbrae, has more than doubled in speed, moving at a rate of 7.8 miles an hour from 3.5 miles an hour only a year before. </li></ul>
    103. 104. Afraid of Math? Take a Number <ul><li>In case you missed it, go ahead and mark your calendar 1,000 years from now for the next Consecutive Numbers Day. In the wee hours this morning, at precisely two minutes and three seconds past 1 a.m., the time and date appeared in perfect order as: 01:02:03 04/05/06. It won’t happen again until 01:02:03 a.m. on April 5, 3006. </li></ul>
    104. 105. Keeping Copy Editors Happy Because you won’t like us when we’re angry ...
    105. 106. Keeping Copy Editors Happy
    106. 107. Keeping Copy Editors Happy <ul><li>Run spell-checker. </li></ul>
    107. 108. Keeping Copy Editors Happy <ul><li>Run spell-checker. </li></ul><ul><li>Check the math. </li></ul>
    108. 109. Keeping Copy Editors Happy <ul><li>Run spell-checker. </li></ul><ul><li>Check the math. </li></ul><ul><li>Be aware of common grammatical errors. </li></ul>
    109. 110. Keeping Copy Editors Happy <ul><li>Run spell-checker. </li></ul><ul><li>Check the math. </li></ul><ul><li>Be aware of common grammatical errors. </li></ul><ul><li>Get a copy of Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Edition, and the Weekly Reader Style Guide. </li></ul>
    110. 111. Keeping Copy Editors Happy <ul><li>Run spell-checker. </li></ul><ul><li>Check the math. </li></ul><ul><li>Be aware of common grammatical errors. </li></ul><ul><li>Get a copy of Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Edition, and the Weekly Reader Style Guide. </li></ul><ul><li>Stick to deadlines. </li></ul>
    111. 112. Be a Better Proofreader <ul><li>Give every aspect a closer look, including: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Design </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>White space </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Spelling </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Punctuation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Other nitpicky details: Does this work? Is it all right? </li></ul></ul></ul>
    112. 113. Be a Better Proofreader Blooper Alert! Watch for common grammatical mistakes.
    113. 114. Be a Better Proofreader Blooper Alert! Watch for those feisty apostrophes.
    114. 115. Be a Better Proofreader Blooper Alert! Watch for major errors. Cross-check photos with text. This looks OK, right?
    115. 116. Be a Better Proofreader Blooper Alert! What’s wrong with this photo?
    116. 117. Be a Better Proofreader Blooper Alert! What’s wrong with this photo? Lady Liberty carries her torch in her right hand.
    117. 118. Be a Better Proofreader Blooper Alert! Can you spot the error? The American Copy Editors Society recently held its 14th annual conference. This year, the esteemed group of word nerds met in Philadelphia. Most, if not all, people enjoyed attending the sessions, even through some of the speakers were a bit dry. They are looking forward to ACES 2011, which will be in Phoenix.
    118. 119. Be a Better Proofreader Blooper Alert! Can you spot the error? Check the spell-checker. It doesn’t catch everything. Reading aloud will slow you down and help you check for flow. The American Copy Editors Society recently held its 14th annual conference. This year, the esteemed group of word nerds met in Philadelphia. Most, if not all, people enjoyed attending the sessions, even through some of the speakers were a bit dry. They are looking forward to ACES 2011, which will be in Phoenix.
    119. 120. Be a Better Proofreader Blooper Alert! Don’t assume everyone gets the joke. Be sure the references are clear enough before using the pun.
    120. 121. Be a Better Proofreader Blooper Alert! Make sure the text makes sense.
    121. 122. Be a Better Proofreader <ul><li>Lessons </li></ul>
    122. 123. Be a Better Proofreader <ul><li>Lessons </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Be skeptical. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    123. 124. Be a Better Proofreader <ul><li>Lessons </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Be skeptical. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Check everything. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    124. 125. Be a Better Proofreader <ul><li>Lessons </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Be skeptical. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Check everything. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Double-check Word’s spell-checker. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    125. 126. Be a Better Proofreader <ul><li>Lessons </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Be skeptical. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Check everything. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Double-check Word’s spell-checker. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Find a reliable backup proofreader. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    126. 127. Be a Better Proofreader <ul><li>Lessons </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Be skeptical. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Check everything. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Double-check Word’s spell-checker. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Find a reliable backup proofreader. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Read slowly. Out loud. Backward. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    127. 128. Be a Better Proofreader <ul><li>Lessons </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Be skeptical. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Check everything. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Double-check Word’s spell-checker. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Find a reliable backup proofreader. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Read slowly. Out loud. Backward. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In doubt? Find an in-house expert. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    128. 129. Be a Better Proofreader <ul><li>Lessons </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Be skeptical. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Check everything. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Double-check Word’s spell-checker. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Find a reliable backup proofreader. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Read slowly. Out loud. Backward. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In doubt? Find an in-house expert. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Know your weaknesses. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    129. 130. Just for Fun
    130. 131. Questions? Comments?
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