Effective Editing is "insightful ... easy-to-understand"
"Copyediting is for most aspiring young journalists a difficult concept to grasp; however, the author of Effective Editing, Gene Murray, has produced an insightful book filled with easy-to-understand exercises, examples and explanations.
"EffectiveEditing has arrived in time to assist newspapers across the country in their quest to eagerly search for individuals who have the skills and knowledge to become successful copy editors. EffectiveEditing is a perfect asset for professional copy editors as well, inspiring them to seek internships and other experiences. It provides information concerning new trends such as convergence, online editing, and legal and ethical issues, as well as function as a style guide.
"Professors who teach copyediting will be relieved to find basic grammar, spelling, punctuation and style covered in this book ... .
"Writing headlines will be easier to explain to frustrated students when using the easy-to-follow examples provided in this book. The author further provides a creative way to deal with the delicate issues of racism, sexism and ageism in our society. ...
"Students pursuing a career in print journalism will want to keep EffectiveEditing for future reference because it contains the essential ingredients necessary to succeed in the newsroom.
"Students, instructors and professional copy editors will enjoy this book." —From the Foreword, by Sherlynn Howard Byrd, Ph.D., Alcorn State University
NOTE: THIS BOOK ALSO COMES WITH SUPPLEMENTAL ONLINE MATERIAL (quizzes, exercises, questions for discussion, etc.) THAT CAN BE CONTROLLED BY THE INSTUCTOR. CONTACT MB FOR DETAILS.
Gene Murray (Ph.D. Texas A&M) is a professor of mass communication at Grambling Sate University, where he has taught since 1992. He has worked as an editor and reporter for weekly, daily and military newspapers and as a copy editor for the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Dallas Morning News and the Monroe (La.) News-Star. His publications include the book Covering Sex,Race and Gender in the American Military Services and three book chapters. Professor Murray is a founder and co-adviser of the Lincoln Collegiate Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2006, SPJ honored him at the national convention for distinguished teaching in journalism.
Copyright 2009 / 356 pp / 7 x 10 format / 150+ tables, photos, illustrations, some in color / Style Guide / Glossary / Index / References / ISBN 978-0-922993-39-0 / $69.95