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Help your class find more editing blogs

On the right side of this blog, you’ll see five blogs listed under Editing Blogs. You’ll find the authors , including newspaper editors and educators, take a variety of approaches to blogging about editing. One thing they share: an interest in editing and language. Your assignment: Find an editing blog (NOT one of the five listed already) that you think should be added to the class blog.  Then, write a post about why you thought the editing blog you found was worthwhile (be specific). Tell me why you liked it and why you think your classmates might like it. In your post, be sure to include a line or two about who puts the blog together (you can usually find an about page on most blogs).   That’s how you can assess the author’s credibility and credentials. Finally, be sure to include the link to the blog so we can all find it. A few hints on how to find editing blogs: If you look at the ones listed under Editing Blogs on our site, you will see that many of them list a blogroll on their sites. Many of those are editing blogs. You also will find a list of editing blogs on the ACES website under its blogroll (http://www.copydesk.org/blogroll/)

This assignment is due at the start of class on Wednesday, Sept. 8.

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  1. Taylor Dahl
    September 5, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    The editing blog I think should be added to the class website is http://www.copyblogger.com. The blog was founded by Brian Clark in January 2006. Brian is the CEO of Copyblogger Media, a serial entrepreneur, and a recovering attorney. He has been so successful that he even has been featured in over 10 books. A main reason why I chose this blog was because I felt is was very interesting and had a lot of different topics that could be very useful to anyone. Some topics included, “The 10 essential ingredients of Successful Sales Page” and “A Four-Step Guide to Generating Sales Leads from Your Blog”. What else was great about this was an article about headlines, which is very important in my profession because I am in the news editorial major. This blog can help out many people in very different professions.

  2. Elle Engebretson
    September 7, 2010 at 11:35 am

    The blog I found is Watch Yer Language by Craig Lancaster. Lancaster is the copy desk chief at the Billings Gazette in Montana. Lancaster likes to write about Pop culture and incorporate it into writing tips and lessons readers can learn from. One of his blogs, Some headlines write themselves, discusses the importance of choosing words properly and carefully when writing headlines. If a paper writes too much in the headline, then there is no incentive for readers to even read the story. The blog has links to the story with the headline in this particular blog. Lancaster’s other blogs also include tons of links and allows readers to give their opinions on the subject at matter.
    I liked the blog because it isn’t a boring lesson about how to use one AP style rule and not another. It puts a little humor into grammar and spelling. My classmates and I can relate to what the blog is about and at the same time learn styling tips. His blog fully gets his readers involved like in one blog, News or not News? Readers got to vote about a link Lancaster posted about if the story actually qualifies as news. Lancaster then posted his thoughts later. Doing interesting and fun topic got me interested in the blog and I would continue reading it.

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