I spent my fall 2013 working as a copy editor for the Columbia Missourian. Throughout the semester, I spent time on both the interactive copy desk and the print desk, refining stories before they went live either online or in print. My responsibilities included editing stories and graphics for accuracy, flow, grammar and style; writing headlines for both print and online; editing cutlines and uploading photos; and composing social media posts.
My time on the copy desk helped me further refine my skills as a journalist, teaching me how to more carefully craft stories to make them concise, readable and, above all, accurate.
Here are a few stories I worked with during that stint: