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What Makes Your Editors Happy


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What Makes Your Editors Happy

  1. 1. What makes your editors happy?
  2. 2. In no particular order Cute fuzzy animals Coffee Writers making deadline Other papers writing things like this
  3. 3. Also <ul><li>When we edit your work we obviously look for things like spelling, grammar, and AP style. We also try and make sure that the stories are clear, tightly written, contain all the information they need, and not a lot of information they don’t. </li></ul><ul><li>The inverted pyramid style helps prioritize the information in your work, which helps the reader get the information they need quickly. The sooner we get a hold of your work, the better it will be. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Happy editor 3. We get the paper done on time and no one yells, or gets upset, or throws anything at anyone ever. 1. You turn in you story on Thursday. You use AP style, and have good quotes . 2. All the editors read your story. We change a few things and hand it off to the design editors .
  5. 5. Sad editor We spend all week in the newsroom franticly putting out the paper, and cursing all of you . You turn in your story on Tuesday. You wrote the story in twenty minutes In the middle of the night and it needs lots of editing Julie and I glace over your story. we don’t have time to fix anything, but big grammar and spelling mistakes. We hate your story, even if it’s well written .
  6. 6. Bottom line <ul><li>Write well. Learn the basics. Get good interview quotes! </li></ul><ul><li>Turn your work in before deadline. You will learn by seeing what the editors change in your story- but only if we have time to really edit it. </li></ul><ul><li>Spell people’s names right </li></ul><ul><li>DEADLINE! Seriously make deadline. Do it. </li></ul>