Editing for Clear Communication

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Brown & Benchmark Publishers, 1996 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 442 pages
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This practical guide to editing is aimed at students of journalism and mass communication. It includes examples from various print media, preparing students for jobs on newspapers, magazines and newsletters, and in advertising and public relations. Workbook exercises are included for each chapter, and there are also end-of-chapter Grammar School sections covering spelling, sentences, phrases, clauses and punctuation. Topics covered include ethical issues, legal issues, sensitivity and taste; and Editor's Corner sections introduce students to an editor in the communications field, who discusses how the topic in question is important in his or her work. Visual examples are provided throughout the text, including photographs, cartoons, and pages from actual newspapers, magazines and newsletters.

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Thom Lieb has worked as a writer and editor of books, magazines, newspapers, newsletters and Web sites. He is the author of Editing for Clear Communication, due out in its second edition in July 2001. The companion Web site, Editing for the Web(http://www.towson.edu/~lieb/editing), has been named one of the four best-written sites on the Web by e-write online and has been used as a resource by countless students and professionals around the globe. He holds a master's degree in magazine journalism from Syracuse University and a doctorate in journalism from the University of Maryland.

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