Sunday, October 19, 2008

Copy Edit The World

The green-sheet for my Jour 135 class has the mistake of adding a coma after March. When a month and year are used as a date there does not need to be a coma between the two.

In my green-sheet for Music 120, the word jazz does not need to be capitalized. In fact, later in the same syllabus it has jazz written lowercase.

A direct mail advertisement I recently received has the word "repipe" multiple times and in very bold writing. The problem with this is the fact that "repipe" is not a word. What they should have wrote is "re-pipe."

Another direct mail piece I have is for Honda. In the copy write for the ad, there are unnecessary capitalization. You can see in this picture, the words "Advertised Price" do not need to be capitalized.

Word of the Week #8

Ryan Kunis
M/W 12:00pm
Word #7

Word: Foray

San Jose Mercury News article
Title: Sarah Palin wonders: Why can't she impersonate Tina Fey on '30 Rock'?
by Julie Bosman, New York Times

"The McCain campaign tightly limits Palin's availability to her traveling press corps, bu during the rare foray to the back of her campaign plane in the last several weeks, she has told reporters that she "would love to" make a guest appearance on "SNL.""

Definition: (Noun)
1. a quick raid, usually for the purpose of taking plunder. Vikings made a foray on the port.
2. a quick, sudden attack: The defenders made a foray outside the walls.
3. an initial venture: a successful foray into politics.

(verb - used without object)
4. to make a raid; pillage; maraud.
5. to invade or make one's way, as for profit or adventure: foreign industries foraying into U.S. markets.

(verb- used with object)
6. to ravage in search of plunder; pillage.

The final goal was made in overtime when the San Jose Sharks offense executed a flawless foray on the Philadelphia Flyers' defense.