Figure 6-1.Copy-edited storyContinued.
Make corrections above or within the lines where
Place the necessary copy-editing symbols at their
correct points of insertion.
Write legibly.Your longhand corrections will not
do any good if they cannot be understood.
Use scissors and either paste or a stapler to move
a paragraph from one position to another in a
If you want to add a new paragraph to the story,
do not write it out in longhand in the margin or
on the back of the original story. Type it out, then
insert it where it belongs, using scissors and paste
or transparent tape.
After you copy edit a story, you should have a
finished product. Any obvious mistakes that slip
by will be attributed to the copy editor, not the