Micro Editing - Have you edited for:

AP Style





Macro Editing – Have you edited:

The lead – does it make sense, is it supported by the rest of the story, is it in the first graf?

The story – is it fair, balanced and objective?

Libel – are there any statements that might be considered libelous?

Substance – is the story thorough and complete? Are there any “holes” in the story?

Writing - is the story well-written? Is it clear and understandable?


Assigning Editor Checklist


Copy Editor Checklist