New to editing? Follow these four steps to streamline the process


You’re a new editor who’s probably gotten some training from your predecessor, but you haven’t had editing classes or formal preparation. A first-time reporter sends you a story that’s in bad shape, riddled with errors and only has one source. Where do you even start?

There are two parts of editing: micro (grammar, fact-checking and word choice) and macro (organization and overall content). The best editors look at both of those components and communicate effectively with reporters. Following these steps will streamline the editing process and help your finished stories shine.

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