When do you edit?

How do you edit?

What feedback do you give?

"The ideal college is Mark Hopkins on one end of a log and a student on the other."

--President James A. Garfield (attributed)

Building your own log


Collaboration apps

Screen capture

Peer editing


  • Microediting: words and sentences (punctuation, grammar, mechanics, style)
  • Macroediting: paragraphs and structure (organization, coherency, logic)
  • Your own goals

One on one

  • Provide feedback in advance (collaboration apps)
  • Lower the stakes
  • Give opportunity for self-critique
  • Be precise in your feedback (no "awkward")
  • Specific plans for corrections/follow-up
  • Best for macro/tedious for micro

Collaboration apps

MS Word/Apple Pages

Screen capture

Peer editing: Separate micro and macro




Word Choice



Poynter News U.

In general

  • Provide opportunities for reflection and reflective writing
  • Be kind

  • Be constructive
  • Get professionals to back you up


It is only when you open your veins and bleed onto the page a little that you establish contact with your reader. If you do not believe in the characters or the story you are doing at that moment with all your mind, strength, and will, if you don’t feel joy and excitement while writing it, then you’re wasting good white paper, even if it sells, because there are other ways in which a writer can bring in the rent money besides writing bad or phony stories.

--P. Gallico

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Georgia Military College-Grady Journalism Workshop September 15-17

by welchsuggs


Public - 9/16/16, 1:05 AM