CONTENT

This collection of assignments covers the range of copy editing tasks.

DOWNLOADS: Mission statement No. 1 Mission statement No. 2

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Checking facts is serious business, so here's a way to help students learn to enjoy it.

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Bring Jeopardy to the classroom: This exercise in cultural literacy is particularly engaging for undergrads.

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Beginning each class with a mini-quiz that's based on real stories - and then engaging students in a conversation about what went wrong and why - can set an inquisitive tone for the rest of the day.

DOWNLOADS: Tom Clanin's mini-editing quizzes

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That's because one of the hardest things for novice copy editors to learn is how to slow down to focus on what's in front of them.

DOWNLOADS: Speed bump exercise.pdf

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The American Copy Editors Society's collection is organized by topic, including language advice, maps, math, entertainment, obits, religion, military and weather.

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Poynter's library of resources includes tip sheets and resource links organized by topic, such as design, ethics and writing/editing.

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The API site is home to thousands of links about topics and issues in the news, as well as journalism skills and values.

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Here’s an exercise that asks students to do only one thing: ask questions.

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Everyone is their own first editor, and it can be the hardest job of all. This exercise will give your students practice editing themselves.

DOWNLOADS: An editing journal

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Examining the work of other editors can sharpen your students' skills.

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ACES was created by and for copy editors in large part to help them improve their skills and advance their careers. Training is at the heart of the organization's goals.

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Tools Of The Trade

Improving Content
Writing
Accuracy
Headlines
Cutlines
Design & visuals
Editing tip gallery
Language skills
AP & other styles
Grammar & usage
Punctuation
Words: Spelling/etymology/slang
Professional Life
Diversity
Working with people
Law, First Amendment & ethics
Organizations & news sources
Journalism blogs & columns
Internships, jobs & salaries
Training
Online journalism
What copy editors do
Editing Resources
Current events
Math & numbers
Geography
Government & citizenship
Religion
Science & medicine
History
Resource roundups
Teaching Resources
Usage & style exercises
Online exercises
Content editing exercises
Fact-checking exercises
Headline exercises
Design exercises
Interviewing & writing exercises
Math for journalists
Coaching & management exercises
More exercises & practices
Lighter side of editing
Courses online
Web & print resources
Edprof listserv
College press resources
High school resources
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