The Layers of Magazine Editing

Kobo ebook | November 5, 2004

byMichael Robert Evans

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-- Peter Jacobi, University of Indiana, School of Journalism

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-- Peter Jacobi, University of Indiana, School of Journalism

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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Format:Kobo ebookPublished:November 5, 2004Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780231502788

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Layer 1. The Big Picture
From Spark to Flame: How to Conceptualize a Magazine
Who Is Out There? Finding and Understanding Audiences
Hocus Focus: The Magic of a Clear Mission
Freedom and Responsibility: The Law and What to Do About It
Does Write Make Right? The Ethics of Editing
Part 2: Layer 2. The Big Questions
The Plan's the Thing: Planning Issues and Working with Writers
Hands Off! First, Make Sure It Makes Sense
Editorial Muscle: Checking an Article's Fit and Tone
Beginnings, Endings, and All that Comes Between: Structure, Leads, and Conclusions
Part 3: Layer 3. The Small (but Important) Stuff
How's That, Again? The Facts of Fact Checking
Word World: The Joy, Beauty, and Sheer Staggering Unimaginable Grace of Grammar
Word World II: The Cutting Edge of Tricky Grammar
Dots and Squiggles: Spelling, Punctuation, and Other Proofreading Fun
The Supporting Cast: The Other Little Things that Editors Do
The Business of Editing: How to Recognize Success Without Looking Overly Surprised
Final Thoughts: A Great Job and How to Get It
Say What? Some Important Terms and What They Mean

Editorial Reviews

The author's explicity expressed opinions are nicely tempered by the candid, but always constructive, comments from various contemporary editors.