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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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Friday, March 27 • 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Fact-checking for Niche Publications

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At newspapers, reporters are expected to get news right, and copy editors use their wide range of knowledge to spot errors. In the diverse magazine world, copy editors often work with writers who aren’t trained in journalism. Editors from Road & Track and National Geographic discuss their fact-checking protocols and markup styles, while a freelancer who specializes in scholarly books shares tips for checking research and references.

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Sarah Grey

Editor/owner, Grey Editing LLC
Sarah Grey is a freelance editor and writer at Grey Editing, where she works with diplomats, academics, entrepreneurs, religious leaders, and activists on books, websites, and more. She serves as a board member and local co-coordinator of the Editorial Freelancers Association and is a member of the American Copy Editors Society, the American Dialect Society, and the National Writers Union. Before becoming a full-time freelancer, Sarah spent... Read More →

Rebecca Jones

Copy chief, Road & Track
Rebecca Jones is copy chief at Road & Track, published by Hearst Magazines. She oversees copy editing, fact-checking and proofreading. Prior to working in automotive magazines, she worked as a copy editor and page designer at daily newspapers (The Oakland Press and The Detroit News), as well as a reporter for community newspapers in Michigan. She graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit and has 15 years of experience in journalism.
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Elizabeth Snodgrass

Research editor, National Geographic Society
Elizabeth Snodgrass has been a researcher at National Geographic magazine for 12 years. Before coming to National Geographic, she worked for an educational travel company, planning tours and writing and editing tour brochures and bulletins while on staff, and later working as a freelance tour manager on trips worldwide. During her tenure at National Geographic, she has developed a specialty in archaeological topics. For both companies, a... Read More →

Friday March 27, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm

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