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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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Thursday, March 26 • 10:45am - 12:15pm
Rookie Mistakes That Even Veterans Make

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You do it that way as a reflex, out of habit, because you've always done it that way. Doesn't everybody do it that way? Not necessarily. In an updated twist on his "Rules That Aren't" and "Tiny Acts of Elegance" sessions, Bill Walsh examines old habits —in editing, headline writing and work practices — that are bad habits.

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Bill Walsh

Copy editor, The Washington Post
Bill Walsh is a copy editor at The Washington Post and the author of "Lapsing Into a Comma," "The Elephants of Style" and "Yes, I Could Care Less." After graduating from the University of Arizona, he worked at The Phoenix Gazette and The Washington Times before joining the Post in 1997. He has run a Web site for editors, The Slot (www.theslot.com), since 1995 and offers language commentary 140 characters at a time as @TheSlot. This is his 19th... Read More →

Thursday March 26, 2015 10:45am - 12:15pm
Ballroom 3 & 4

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