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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.

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Susan Keith

Chair, Department of Journalism and Media Studies, Rutgers University
As an associate professor of journalism and media studies at Rutgers Univeristy, Dr. Susan Keith studies the impact of the transition from traditional to digital media forms on newsroom processes, media content and legal and ethical issues. Susan holds a Ph.D. in journalism and mass communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an M.A. in journalism studies from the University of South Florida and a B.S. in English from... Read More →

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 editor, he handled every piece of copy in the hometown paper at the 2014 Masters Tournament.

John Oudens

Senior copy editor, The New York Times
John Oudens is a senior copy editor at The New York Times, which he joined in 2003, after having worked at his hometown paper, the Concord, N.H., Monitor; the Quincy Patriot-Ledger; the St. Petersburg Times (since regrettably renamed the Tampa Bay Times); and the Charlotte Observer. He majored in journalism and English at the University of Miami (Fla.) and lives in Manhattan with his wife, Professor Susan Keith of Rutgers University, and their... Read More →

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

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