Editing, Print Media

Editing encompasses a broad range of activities through the print production process. At the beginning, editors decide what to publish and what form the information should take. During the reporting and writing process, editors guide writers in terms of structure and content. When an article is finished, editors prepare it for publication. Editing is crucial across all print media; for journalism, this includes newspapers, magazines and books, and websites.

Editors deal with both large issues and small details. These details include creating a vision for a publication; assigning articles and visual components; evaluating articles for proper organization, tone, and readability; managing and motivating staff; checking facts and sources; correcting grammar, word usage, and other writing mechanics; writing display type such as headlines and summaries; and often ...

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