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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 • 10:45am - 12:15pm
Giving Copy a Face Lift, With No Pain

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Editing does not always need a chainsaw or require that the writer be given general anesthetic. Some simple nips and tucks can eliminate wrinkles and make copy look smooth and clear, with no visible scars. The writer will be more attractive to the audience, and may not even notice the surgery. This session will show common flaws and easy remedies. No medical degrees required!

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Merrill Perlman

High priestess, Merrill Perlman Consulting
Merrill Perlman wears many hats, most of which tend to blow off in stiff winds: teacher (Columbia J-School, Poynter/NewsU, trainer of journalists and muggles in person); editor (Kindle Singles, Rosetta Books, ProPublica); writer (Language Corner for Columbia Journalism Review); friendly-ish face in Central Park in New York (Greeter Guide and tour guide); activist for clear communications (agnostic on the serial comma, unless your refusal to use... Read More →


Saturday March 28, 2015 10:45am - 12:15pm
Ballroom 3

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