Copy Editing Study Materials
Copy Editing Manual is a time-saving guide for the UIL Journalism contest by Rhonda Moore, which summarizes rules for courtesy titles, capitalization, when to spell out numbers, how to write more concisely, and more! This contains practice prompts/samples, answer keys, and an appendix of copy editing symbols! Copy Editing for Journalism was officially adopted by UIL in 2018-19 and is no longer a pilot contest!
About the Author
UIL Copy Editing Manual author, Rhonda Moore, is a retired journalism teacher who taught for 30 years, most recently at McCallum High School in Austin. She is the 2004 Max R. Haddick Teacher of the Year and is an Edith Fox King Award recipient. Her students' publications have won the National Scholastic Press Association's Pacemaker Award, Columbia Scholastic Press Association's Silver Crown, and the Interscholastic League Press Conference's Gold, Silver and Bronze Stars. She is the former executive director of the Texas Association of Journalism. In 2008, Rhonda was a CSPA Gold Key recipient.