Chapter 1 Exercises
8 Sept. 2010
1. Newspaper Website : New York Times
Magazine Website: Sports Illustrated
Broadcast Network Website: ESPN
Search-engine News website: Yahoo
The news selections are visible on all four di
A colleague has just sent you an email relating to a meeting you're having in one hour's time. The
email is supposed to contain key information that you need to present, as part of the business
case for an important project.
But there's a problem: The ema
You've likely heard of LinkedIn, the business-oriented social networking website that many
people use for keeping in touch with business associates, clients, and former colleagues.
But is this LinkedIn's only use? Or can you use it in other ways to grow y
Do you have a colleague who regularly arrives late for meetings? It's an annoying habit, and it's
even worse if everyone else must wait for him because he's a key person in the decision-making
Or perhaps you have a colleague who frequently turns
"A picture is worth a thousand words." This is certainly true when you're presenting and
explaining data. You can provide tables setting out the figures, and you can talk about numbers,
percentages, and relationships forever. However, the chances are that
When the American Copy Editors Society meets in Philadelphia this week for its annual
conference, survival skills will be high on the agenda.
Not too terribly long ago, the copy editing role was regarded as mission critical. No copy
editors, no paper. A f
Copy editors work primarily in publishing in many different settings. Among the usual places
where copy editors find work are newspapers, magazines, websites and in broadcasting. These
publishing professionals are not merely proofreaders. They insure the
The job of a copy editor is no easy task. Not only are web copy editors responsible for delivering
cleverly knit and grammatically correct web manuscripts, but are also accountable for providing
professional articles that are devoid of syntax errors or ty
attribute Attribution gives credibility. Dont let it appear that the reporter is drawing conclusions.
When you attribute, dont say according to a reliable source. Get names and titles.
between/among between concerns two parties; among concerns three or mo
Its common wisdom that writers make terrible self-editors, even those of us who edit for others
on a regular basis professionally. Its a natural thing given the passions at play. Writers get so
close to their work that its easy to gloss over missed words,
8 Dec 2010
Chapter 5 Exercises
a. 1.994% -2%
b. 5.78% - 6%
c. 4 to 1
f. $208.64 / $3468.64
g. A: 14.28% B: 18.47% C: 39.67% D: 16.28% F: 11.28%
j. 54/100 54% I didnt know what fraction
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17 November 2010
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Chapter 3 Exercises
3 November 2010
a. International Business Machines Corp.
b. The constitutional process of accusing an elected official of a crime in an attempt
to remove the official from office.
c. Compiled by the Conferen
20 October 2010
Chapter 3 Exercises
a. Fourth and Iowa Streets
b. 5 cents
c. The Supreme Court ruled 8-1.
d. She is 5 feet 8 inches.
f. 8 tonight
g. 2011 A.D.
h. No. 1 choice
i. Joe Jones, 7
j. The 60s
k. The odds were
6 October 2010
a. A gun lay in the street.
b. The gun has lay in the street for several hours before police recovered it.
c. The police officer laid the gun on the table.
d. The officer thought that he had laid the gun
Chapter 6 Exercises
Jeff Mayer bills himself as the most expensive maid in the nation.
Business executives pay him $1000 so he will tell them how to clean off
their cluttered desks.
b. Some financially strapped cities
Do people respond to your emails in the way you want them to? Or do they seem to ignore them,
or miss important information? And are you sure that you're making the best possible impression
with your emails?
When you compose an email message, there are so