Getting to the Point: Editing for Structure and Focus
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- Getting to the Point: Editing for Structure and Focus
- Originally Broadcast On:
- November 29, 2016
- Time Estimate:
- One hour for the main presentation and questions. Sometimes presenters stay longer to answer additional questions from participants.
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Audiences have myriad places to find news and information. Readers don't have the time or patience to wade through confusing content.
You may already be familiar with how to edit for style, punctuation and grammar, but not editing for clarity and structure.
Just as the structural design of a building keeps it from collapsing, a well-organized structure gives readers a framework for understanding content. In this webinar, writers and editors will learn how to evaluate and edit content so it makes sense to readers.
What Will I Learn:
- How to assess whether the content you're writing or editing is clear.
- How to find the focus of your content.
- How to edit with the audience in mind.
- Why the delivery platform might make a difference in how your content is organized.
Who Should Take this Course:
Editors in journalism, academic settings, corporate communications or public relations, writers
Sue Burzynski Bullard teaches editing, reporting and multimedia classes. She joined the University of Nebraska-Lincoln faculty in August 2008 after a year as a visiting editor-in-residence at Michigan State University.
Before heading to the classroom, Sue held a variety of editing positions during 21 years at The Detroit News, including three years as managing editor. In that role, she was responsible for the day-to-day operation of the newsroom. She supervised nearly 300 journalists and helped to integrate print and online newsrooms.
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