The Layers of Magazine Editing

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Columbia University Press, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 353 pages
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Unlike the myriad writing manuals that emphasize grammar, sentence structure, and other skills necessary for entry-level editing jobs, this engaging book adopts a broader view, beginning with the larger topics of audience, mission, and tone, and working its way down, layer by layer, to the smaller questions of grammar and punctuation. Based on Michael Evans's years of experience as an editor and supplemented by invaluable observations from the editors of more than sixty magazines -- including The Atlantic, Better Homes and Gardens, Ebony, Esquire, and National Geographic -- this book reveals the people-oriented nature of the job.

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Michael Robert Evans is assistant professor at the Indiana University School of Journalism. He was the founder of the syndicated column "Finders," regional editor for the Daily Hampshire Gazette, and managing editor of Western Massachusetts Magazine.

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