After missing last weeks workshop on sub-editing, due to illness, I was unable to sub-edit someone else’s work and have them sub-edit mine. I have therefore since re-read and edited my own article, a common occurrence in modern journalism today.
This process has ensured that there are no spelling or grammar mistakes and that what I have written makes full sense. It is also a good way to reduce the word count as you realise a lot of smaller words are not necessary.
It is important, when editing someone else’s work, to ensure you don’t change their writing style or destroy their work. I used the 5 reads when editing my own work and found this made my sub-editing thorough and reliable.
I inserted an appropriate image into the sub-edited article using the ‘Add Media’ button. I prefer to centre images as I feel this appears more appealing to the eye without looking cluttered. It also separates the text from media, making it easier to read. When selecting an image off the internet, it is important to use only those ‘labelled for non commercial reuse with modification’ under the user rights tab. You are then able to save the image into your own file and insert it into a post.
JPEG (joint photographic expert’s group) supports 16.7 million colours per image. It is accepted as the default format for photos on the web because it has small compression/file size and it is supported in all web browsers. Majority of cameras write to JPEG, making it a compatible and universal file type to use online.