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Ten Ways to Make an Editor Crazy: Lessons in What to Avoid in Your Copy

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According to sources, the mayor planned to double down on his message to energize the base. By taking off the gloves, he was engaging in a problematic attempt to counter the existential threat posed by the latest infrastructure issue. Of course you don't write this badly, but even the best writers can fall prey to using clichés, hackneyed phrases, too many words and other writing crutches that end up getting in the way of their story. Come to this workshop, taught by a longtime reporter and editor, to refresh your knowledge of good writing rules.

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Naomi Schalit

Naomi Schalit is the senior editor for politics and society at The Conversation US. She began her journalism career at the San Jose Mercury News in the days when that paper was a cash cow for Knight Ridder and interns got to fly the length of the state on reporting junkets. She subsequently... Read More →

Friday March 20, 2020 4:45pm - 5:45pm PDT
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