Editing 101: Sarah Palin’s Speech

I know this Vanity Fair article is biased, but the editing marks are good and I had to laugh that someone took the time to do it. Take a look if you are curious, and if you and your students don’t object to the bias you could use part of it as an example of editing and how to mark a paper.

Read it here.

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2 thoughts on “Editing 101: Sarah Palin’s Speech

  1. Clix

    Interesting, although as far as I can tell, the proofing (blue) doesn’t really apply, as this seems to be a transcript of the speech made by the Federal News Service rather than by anyone in Palin’s camp.

    Still. Definitely interesting.

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  2. drpezz Post author

    Well, the transcript was provided by the FNS, but the words are hers. I can’t say if the text was given to the FNS (for the teleprompters, if she used them, or if she just provided the speech), so the paragraphing may be slightly off which is a minor part of the editing.

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