Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Readers value extra editing, women especially

Readers view well-edited articles as more professional, more valuable and of higher quality than articles that have been minimally edited, according to new data presented at the American Society of Copy Editors conference in New Orleans...

This was the latest data from a project Vultee began in 2010 as an ACES initiative to measure reader perceptions of the value of editing in online articles. (Read a brief summary of last year’s findings here.)

The continued loss of copy editors at news organizations due to layoffs and buyouts has created a need for organizations like ACES to collect data that helps convey the value of the people who focus on editing content, rather than creating it.

More HERE.

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