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Welcome to the 19th annual American Copy Editors Society national conference in Pittsburgh March 26-28, 2015. (Photo by Jeremy Davis.)

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Saturday, March 28 • 9:00am - 10:30am
10 Mistakes Sportswriters Make and How To Fix Them

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From confusing jargon to hoary clichés to tautologies to the frequent misuse of infinitives, sports copy can challenge and even exasperate the best copy editors. Learn about 10 common errors that sportswriters make and quick solutions for correcting them and cleaning copy.


Rick Kenney

Professor, Georgia Regents University
Rick Kenney is a professor and chair in the Communications department at Georgia Regents University. He has led sessions on editing ethics at ACES conventions six times. A former Dow Jones Newspaper Fund director, he wrote the 50-year history of the Fund in 2009. As a sports copy... Read More →

John Oudens

deputy desk head, sports, New York Times
John Oudens is deputy desk head in the Sports Department at The New York Times, where he has worked since 2003. At the Times, he has also been a staff editor on the Metro Desk and the slot for the much-missed Sunday section known as The City. Before coming to the Times, Oudens was... Read More →
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Susan Keith, Ph.D

professor and department chair, Rutgers University
Susan Keith is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Journalism and Media Studies in the School of Communication and Information in New Brunswick, New Jersey. She does research on editing and worked for 16 years as a reporter, copy editor, designer and section editor... Read More →

Saturday March 28, 2015 9:00am - 10:30am EDT

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