Editing Project

10 copy editing errors from MTSU Sidelines

1:

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http://mtsusidelines.com/2016/04/mtsus-email-service-is-making-you-miss-vital-messages/

The photo in this story had no credit attached to it.

2:

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http://mtsusidelines.com/2016/03/what-makes-superhero-films-so-superior/

In this article, the last paragraph says “everyman in America.” the word should be separated as every man.

3:

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http://mtsusidelines.com/2016/08/tempt-to-host-travis-porter-ying-yang-twins-and-more-this-fall/

The article does not tell me what time the 40 oz. Burrito band plays on Sept. 17.

4:

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http://mtsusidelines.com/2016/02/the-witch-a-new-england-folk-tale-gone-wrong-film-review/

Jump scares should be jump-scares.

5:

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http://mtsusidelines.com/2016/09/blair-witch-revisits-the-black-hills-with-mixed-results/

it’s should be its

6, 7 and 8:

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http://mtsusidelines.com/2016/08/the-evil-the-slimy-and-the-fuzzy-of-suicide-squad-film-review/

“has not has any” should be has not had any

it’s should be its

new age should be new-age

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9:

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http://mtsusidelines.com/2016/11/mtsu-hosts-election-viewing-party-photo-gallery/

The caption for this picture did not have the day of week included in it.

10:

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http://mtsusidelines.com/2016/10/domestic-violence-shelter-speaks-to-students-for-domestic-violence-awareness-month/

“the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, and/or other abusive….

There should not be a comma before and.

 

Copy editing in the CIM

On Friday, Nov. 11, I copy edited in the CIM for an hour. I went around 12 o clock, and I edited a story that will be published in print.The story is about The Quad on MTSU’s campus, and how it is a place for people to unwind and have fun. The overall vibe in the CIM was relaxed when I went in there, but there were not a lot of people in there. I experienced difficulty in editing the story that Sarah gave me, because I just didn’t feel like there was a lot wrong with it. I nitpicked the article, and I think I found some errors. Overall, I would not want to copy edit peoples’ stories every single day ,but it was a good experience to have.

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