September 7, 2005
the other side
today in newswriting, we peer edited the profiles we wrote yesterday. my article did not have as much "noticeable" mistakes. It felt nice to be on the other side- one checking for AP style rather than one being corrected for AP mistakes. I'm grateful for all those times one of the Setonian editors explained to me my mistakes. Seeing some of the first year students' works made me realize how concise I am now in comparison with me as a freshman.
Posted by Michael Diezmos at September 7, 2005 2:57 PM
AP Style can still confound and frighten even the most seasoned writers, but having a working knowledge of the general ideas is wonderful and liberating. When you don't have to check for everything, it's easier to meet a deadline, unearth the great quotes from your notes, and especially important, focus the story.
I look forward to reading Diezmos articles this year--not that I ever didn't. :)
Mike, your attention to detail and the sense of fun you have with words really makes your writing delightful. I'm sure the new freshmen are gaining tremendously from your insights, just as the whole SHU community gains from your talents.
Thanks Amanda and Dr. Jerz, I'm looking forward to the challenge...