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The Concise Guide to Copy Editing: Preparing Written Work for Readers Paperback – March 1, 2003

ISBN-13: 978-0972993715 ISBN-10: 0972993711

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 164 pages
  • Publisher: Marion Street Press, LLC (March 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0972993711
  • ISBN-13: 978-0972993715
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.4 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #821,566 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Paul LaRocque is a veteran journalist and journalism educator. His newspaper career included stints at the Milwaukee Journal, the Battle Creek Enquirer and News, and the Fort Worth Star Telegram. He also taught at Texas Christian University, Southern Methodist University, and the University of North Texas. He also is author of Heads You Win: An Easy Guide to Better Headline and Caption Writing.

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on February 7, 2004
Format: Paperback
Expertly written by experienced journalist and journalism educator Paul LaRocque, The Concise Guide To Copy Editing: Preparing Written Work For Readers is a straightforward and comprehensive introduction to the skill of editing text with the needs of the reader foremost in mind. Principles and examples concerning general order of ideas, compressing and strengthening prose, common grammar errors, and the overall self-improvement of personal editing skills, The Concise Guide To Copy Editing is a "must-read" introduction for anyone seriously interested in copy editing as a career -- as well as an invaluable instructional for aspiring authors or novice publishers wanting to know what the proper duties and responsibilities of a copy editor are within the framework contemporary publishing.
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This book is geared more to copy editing for newspapers or magazine articles. It has some great tips though nothing groundbreaking.
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