A. Copyreading & Headline Writing
Being a copy reader is no simple task. There is more to copyreading than meets the eye. Copyreading is a heavy task because it requires knowledge of the english language. The knowledge to correct errors and polish outputs to claim its highest value. – I have experienced all of this, as the copyreader of our school paper in Impasugong National High School in Bukidnon.It is my duty to recheck the outputs of our writers and editors. Below is an example of a short article and how i corrected it.
a. CAMP BLOG 2009!
(output with errors)
Pampanga Agricultural College, Angeles City, Pampanga is the venue of the first ever camp blog workshop of students and teacherst. The participant come from all over the country. They took an assessment examination before they were selected. The Camp Blog which aims to develiop the skills of the top 60 Participants will last for 10 days.
b. CAMP BLOG 2009!
(output with no errors)
Pampanga Agricultural College, Angeles City, Pampanga is the venue of the first ever Camp Blog workshop of students and teachers. The participant come from all over the country. They took an assessment examination before they were selected. The Camp Blog which aims to develop the skills of the top 60 participants will last for 10 days.
In writing headlines, the headline should match the specified topic. It must be a headline pointing out directly to the topic giving the readers an idea about the content of the article. The headline must have a striking effect upon the readers before they even start reading its content, it is necessary this way so that the article will attract readers.
Copyreading is a field of journalism wherein the copyreader finalizes and rechecks articles that needs correction.