The Jack Pine Warbler

This copy is from an issue of the Jack Pine Warbler, the Audubon magazine of Michigan. It was provided as an exercise in the Introduction to Editing course I took as a Sophomore. It’s an example of how I work on paper copy, using standard copyediting notation and making suggestions by hand.

My goal with this piece was to change little of the tone or layout, since the audience of the magazine will not be scrutinizing it the same way they would a book or academic article. Instead, I corrected grammatical errors, checked facts, and ensured the piece fit the magazine’s style guide. With any errors cleared away, the piece more clearly expresses the author’s original voice and intention.

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