Published: December 17, 2020
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By: Isabel Colado, Columbia College Chicago
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As the managing editor of this group produced publication, I was in charge of keeping the group on deadline and organized throughout the semester. I worked closely with each writer and editor to make sure their stories were ready to be published by the end of the semester.
By the end of the semester, I:
- Responded productively to editing feedback from team members, writers or professor. The act of responding means the editor was actively involved in discussions about how to improve a story.
- Edited to follow the standards of editing for clarity, conciseness and correctness.
- Edited with an eye for evaluating: structure, transitions; ledes and endings; editing quotes (trimming, paraphrasing); scene-setting.
- Fact-checked thoroughly.
- Took initiative, met deadlines, supported team members and collaborated