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  • UILJOURNALISMCOPYEDITINH

    PRACTICEPACKET

    Spring2016 Writtenby

    RhondaMoore

    EditedbyKeishaBedwell

    UILJournalismCopyEditingPracticePacketauthor,RhondaMoore,isaretiredjournalismteacherwhotaughtfor30years,mostrecentlyatMcCallumHighSchoolinAustin.Sheisthe2004MaxR.HaddickTeacheroftheYearandisanEdithFoxKingAwardrecipient.Herstudents'publicationshavewontheNationalScholasticPressAssociation'sPacemakerAward,ColumbiaScholasticPressAssociation'sGoldandSilverCrowns,andtheInterscholasticLeaguePressConference'sGold,SilverandBronzeStars.SheistheexecutivedirectoroftheTexasAssociationofJournalism.In2008,RhondawasaCSPAGoldKeyrecipient.

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  • UILJOURNALISMCOPYEDITINGPRACTICEPACKET

    Spring2016

    CONTENTS1. GeneralInformation/Rules2. 6Tests

    S16A S16B S16C S16D S16E S16F

    3. AnswerKeys

  • copy editing rulesNOTES Thisisnotaheadlinecontest. Thisisnotacurrenteventscontest. Thisisnotthespellingcontestalthoughsomespellingmaybeincluded. Generallyacceptedcopyeditingandproofreadingsymbolsshouldbeused.However,suchsymbols arenotstandardized.Studentsshouldcommunicateclearlytothegraders.Ifthesymbolsare unclearorambiguous,thecorrectionwillbemarkedasanerror.

    RESOURCES AssociatedPressStylebook,currentyear MerriamWebstersCollegiateDictionary

    COPY EDITING RESOURCES APStylebookQuizzes-https://www.apstylebook.com/?do=product&pid=APQ-917360 DowJonesNewsFundEditingTest-www.editteach.org/specialprojects?id=8 TheSubversiveCopyEditor-www.subversivecopyeditor.com/blog/ WritingEnglish-http://www.writingenglish.com/testlist.htm PurdueUniversityWritingLab-https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/561/1/ CommonCopyEditingandProofreadingSymbols-www.dummies.com/how-to/content/copyediting- and-proofreading-for-dummies-cheat-she.html

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  • copy editing contestDIRECTIONS: This test is divided into three sections. Write all your responses as indicated. You have 15 minutes.

    PART 1: Circle the correct response. (1 pt. each)

    1.TheplayerscouldnotwaittowatchtheAll-StarGame/game.

    2.Oneofeveryfivesoccerteammembersplays/playonaclubteam.

    3.Thehometeamwonthegame24-10/24 to 10.

    4.Theattorney generals/attorneys generalpassedthemotionunanimously.

    5.ThepreacherwasneverwithouthisBible/bible.

    6.Who/Whomwastheteachertalkingabout?

    7.Theteachertoldthestudentstotake/bringtheirbookstothelibrary.

    8.Hefeltbad/badlyaboutfailingtheassignment.

    9.Thereports,that/whichwerewell-documented,causedmuchcontroversy.

    10.Sheisstudentsfavoriteenglish/Englishteacher.

    11.Therewasanation-wide/nationwidesearchforthefugitive.

    12.Shereceivednewstationery/stationarywithherpromotion.

    13.Thenewstudentandherfamilyemigrated/immigratedfromGermany.

    14.Hetriedtobuildithiswayirregardless/regardlessofwhathiswifesaid.

    15.Shetriestoeatrighteveryday/every day.

    FORJUDGESUSEPointsfromPART1

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  • HEXCOINC.INVITATIONALSPRING 2016 / E

    copy editing answersPart I

    1.Game

    2.plays

    3.24-10

    4.attorneysgeneral

    5.Bible

    6.Whom

    7.take

    8.bad

    9.which

    10.English

    11.nationwide

    12.stationery

    13.emigrated

    14.regardless

    15.everyday

    Part 3

    PhysicsteacherJaredBartholomewandalgebrateacherBethNewsomebecameengaged

    overspringbreak.

    Itwasreallyromantic,Newsomesaid,.Hegotdownononekneeandeverything.

    Bartholomewsaidhehadbeenlookingforaspecialwaytopopthequestionandfinallycame

    upwithaplan.

    Itookherouttoareallynicerestarant,hesaid.Whenthewaiterbroughtoutthemaincourse,

    therewerecoversovertheplates.Whenheliftedhersup,allthatwastherewasthering.ThenI

    gotdownonmykeeandaskedhertomarryme.Fortunately,shesaidyes.

    Thecoupleplanstomarryinthesurrmer.

    IwantaJunewedding,Newsomesaid.Thatsoundsold-fashioned,butIcanthelpit.Thisis

    theonlytimeIplantogetmarried,andIwantittobespecial.

    Part 2

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