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THE COPY-EDITING AND HEADLINE HANDBOOK

THE COPY-EDITING AND HEADLINE HANDBOOK

By Barbara G. Ellis. A veteran of the copy desk lovingly spells out the broad principles—and the fine points, too—of creating professional headlines and copyediting journalistic prose. The book's first hundred pages comprise ten chapters on crafting excellent headlines: for example, how to count letters, how to choose subject and verb, punctuation, line breaks, how good headlines sell newspapers, and how bad headlines provoke lawsuits. The rest of the book explains copy editing for organization, the lead, the close, quotes, adds and trims, numbers, attributions, identifications, second references, transition words, forbidden words, captions, and errors in grammar and usage. Grades 10 and up. Index. Bibliography. Glossary. Source notes. Perseus. 337 pages. ©2001.

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