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COPYREADING &

HEADLINE WRITING
Zenon Roderick U. Yabis
discussant

What is copyreading?
Copyreading
is a way of
correcting or
editing errors
using
symbols or
marks.

What is copyreading?
Copyreading is much
like the work of a
language (English &
Filipino) teacher
correcting
compositions,
except that the
copyreader uses
appropriate copy
reading symbols
universally known by
printers.

A copyreader...
checks facts.
corrects errors in
grammar, spelling,
punctuation, usage,
organization and
others
improves news
value.

A copyreader...
cuts or deletes
irrelevant materials.
discards editorializing
materials in a news.
guards against
libelous statements

A copyreader...
writes headlines and
decides its
typography.
indicates corrections
by using the
copyreading marks.

A copyreader checks...
incorrect names,
exact figures,
true identity, etc.
Ex. President
Gloria MapagalArroyo

Errors in facts

A copyreader checks...
Blunders in
grammar must
be avoided. The
copyreader
must be aware
of the SVA
rules.

Grammar errors

A copyreader checks...
sentence structure
X The police chased
the ambulance in
red car.
The police in red
car chased the
ambulance.

Structural errors

A copyreader checks...
Wrong: The news
story figured the
First Family when
featured in an
accident.
Right: The news story
featured the First
Family when figured
in an accident.

Correct usage

A copyreader checks...
enrollment
counseling
colour, etc.

spelling

A copyreader checks...
Words contrary
to good taste or
to law or that
suggest bad
breeding

Indecent words

A copyreader checks...

repeat it again for the


second time once
more
pumasok ka sa loob
advanced prediction
final conclusion
other alternative
got up at 6:00 a.m. in
the morning
at this point in time

redundancy

A copyreader checks

for the reason that


because
at the present time
now
affixed his
signature signed
were united in holy
matrimony were
married

verbal deadwood

A copyreader checks...
His remains lies
in state
wrong: Ang
patay ay
inilagak sa
kanilang
bahay. ( mga
labi )

Jargon/technical
terms

Libel is a false
publication
damaging to
person, property
or businesses.
Ex: You are the
highest paid GRO
in your attire.
The students were
used as slaves by
the teacher.

Libelous statements

Lets try
PGMA is the 1st Lady
president of the Philippine
Republic.
Ang kwintas na perlas ay
nakapuluput sa kanyang
dibdib.
I am sorry, said Garcillano.
Apat na malulusog na batang
lalaki ang triplets.
Our country is an archipelago
without island.

Lets try
One of those accidents were
not recorded.
Did you explained the
situation?
All angels are in heaven, are
they?
Si Erap ang pinakamabuting
kaibigan kaysa Singson.
It was raining and the sun
was shining when the
accident happened.
Hinabol ng aso ang batang
may buto sa bunganga.

Lets try
You Indian me. I waited for
you for five hours.
Malalaki ang mga kalsada sa
lunsod.
You are told to go here.
Ocassion
As soon as possible they
have to settle the problem
immediately.
Lumabas na sila sa labas ng
bahay.
Raising up the flag is part of
the ceremony.

Lets try
The president must be a
hundred percent liar.
Ang dahilan ng gulo sa
paaralan ay ang kanyang
makating dila.
The canteen manager
spends more time at gossip
mongering than managing.
Babae ang napili. Isa doon
ang ama niya.
Kinagat ng aso ang
kawawang lumpo, kaya
tumakbo kaagad.

Maraming
SalaMUCH!