The Copyreader’s Job

“This, then, is the job of the copyreader—to see that each story that passes through his hands is made easy for the reader to understand. His aim is to set pencil to the reporter’s work only when it is necessary to correct any error in typing , to improve the expression, and to correct errors in usage and construction. The result of the editor’s work should be a composition that reads smoothly and tells its story plainly and effectively.” –Radder and Sempel, Newspaper Editing, Make-up and Headlines, New York, McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc. 1949.

Larry Day is the author of Day Dreaming Tales(ISBN 978-1-100-18422-2 ) available for Kindle on Retailers e-mail Larry:

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