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<p><font size="4">Editor's Resources</font><br>
  <font size="2"><a href="mailto:eric@uni.edu">Eric Murphy</a> (eric@uni.edu)</font></p>
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    <td width="16">1.</td>
    <td width="325"><a href="http://www.theslot.com"><font size="4">The Slot: 
      A Spot for Copy Editors</font></a></td>
    <td width="275" align="right" nowrap> <font face="Courier New, Courier, mono" size="2">theslot.com</font></td>
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    <td width="16" valign="top"> &nbsp;&#149;</td>
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      <p><font size="2"> By Bill Walsh, a copy editor for the Washington Post. 
        It seems to be his own personal project, and most everything seems to 
        be his writing on the website.</font></p>
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    <td width="16" valign="top">&nbsp;&#149;</td>
    <td colspan="2"><font size="2">The most intersting part is the &quot;Sharp 
      Points&quot; section that has some good articles about many different editing 
      subjects. Some of these are more editorials than anything, but those can 
      be enlightening too. </font></td>
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    <td width="16" valign="top">&nbsp;&#149;</td>
    <td colspan="2"><font size="2">Even though this guy is a journalist, the website 
      seems very general with its content. A person would probably benefit from 
      this site when they are not in a hurry to look up some information. This 
      is more for casual reading.</font> </td>
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    <td>2.</td>
    <td><a href="http://www.tuxedo.org/jargon/"><font size="4">Jargon File Resources</font></a><br>
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    <td align="right" nowrap> <font face="Courier New, Courier, mono" size="2">tuxedo.org/jargon</font></td>
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    <td width="13" valign="top"> &nbsp;&#149;</td>
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      <p><font size="2"> Online version of the <i>The New Hacker's Dictionary</i> 
        book published by the MIT press.</font></p>
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    <td width="13" valign="top">&nbsp;&#149;</td>
    <td colspan="2"><font size="2">There is a repository of information here with 
      definitions of really words, among other things. It also can be downloaded 
      whole in different formats.</font></td>
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    <td width="13" valign="top">&nbsp;&#149;</td>
    <td colspan="2"><font size="2">This would best be used for people writing 
      content on really complex computer topics, most often relating to computer 
      programming. However, there is a broad range of terms in here that could 
      easily carry over to other subjects.</font> </td>
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    <td width="16">3.</td>
    <td width="325"><font size="4"><a href="http://www.notam02.no/%7Ehcholm/altlang/">The 
      Alternative Dictionaries</a></font></td>
    <td width="275" align="right" nowrap> <font face="Courier New, Courier, mono" size="2">notam02.no/~hcholm/altlang</font></td>
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    <td width="16" valign="top"> &nbsp;&#149;</td>
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      <p><font size="2"> Dictionary look-up on someone's personal website. It's 
        quite extensive.</font></p>
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    <td width="16" valign="top">&nbsp;&#149;</td>
    <td colspan="2"><font size="2">This has listings of mostly vulgar words and 
      phrases in many different languages.</font></td>
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    <td width="16" valign="top">&nbsp;&#149;</td>
    <td colspan="2"><font size="2">Could be useful in rare circumstances by an 
      editor of mostly non-mainstram writing.</font></td>
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    <td width="16">4.</td>
    <td width="325"><a href="http://www.faqs.org/faqs/alt-usage-english-faq/"><font size="4">alt.usage.english 
      FAQ</font></a><br>
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    <td width="275" align="right" nowrap> <font face="Courier New, Courier, mono" size="2">faqs.org/faqs/alt-usage-english-faq</font></td>
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    <td width="16" valign="top"> &nbsp;&#149;</td>
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      <p><font size="2"> Archive of frequently ask questions in the alt.usage.english 
        newsgroup. </font></p>
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    <td width="16" valign="top">&nbsp;&#149;</td>
    <td colspan="2"><font size="2">There is a broad range of topics coved in this 
      document. Book recommendations, artificial dialects, pronunciation, usage 
      disputs, punctuation, foreigners' FAQ, word origins, phrase origins, words 
      frequently sought, miscellany, and spelling.</font></td>
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    <td width="16" valign="top">&nbsp;&#149;</td>
    <td colspan="2"><font size="2">Not a quick reference. This is just general 
      reading for your spare time. This also might be a springboard into joining 
      the <a href="news:alt.usage.english">alt.usage.english</a> newsgroup.</font></td>
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    <td width="16">5.</td>
    <td width="325"><a href="http://www.poynter.org/research/copy/10copy.htm"><font size="4"> 
      10...Editor Traits...Success</font></a><br>
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    <td width="275" align="right" nowrap> <font face="Courier New, Courier, mono" size="2">www.poynter.org/research/copy/10copy.htm</font></td>
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    <td width="16" valign="top"> &nbsp;&#149;</td>
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      <p><font size="2"> List created by Poynter Seminars and Info Organization 
        titled, &quot;In Search of the Perfect Copy Editor<br>
        10 Copy Editor Traits That Guarantee You Success&quot;.</font></p>
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    <td width="16" valign="top">&nbsp;&#149;</td>
    <td colspan="2"><font size="2">This list contains some basic ideas on what 
      it takes to be a good editor.</font></td>
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    <td width="16" valign="top">&nbsp;&#149;</td>
    <td colspan="2"><font size="2">Might be good to read for when you're feeling 
      down about editing in general.</font></td>
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    <td width="16">6.</td>
    <td width="325"><a href="http://www.poynter.org/research/copy/7copy.htm"><font size="4"> 
      Seven Deadly Copy Editing Sins</font></a><br>
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    <td width="275" align="right" nowrap> <font face="Courier New, Courier, mono" size="2">www.poynter.org/research/copy/7copy.htm</font></td>
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    <td width="16" valign="top"> &nbsp;&#149;</td>
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      <p><font size="2"> List created by Poynter Seminars and Info Organization.</font></p>
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    <td width="16" valign="top">&nbsp;&#149;</td>
    <td colspan="2"><font size="2">This list contains some basic ideas on what 
      not to do while being an editor.</font></td>
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    <td width="16" valign="top">&nbsp;&#149;</td>
    <td colspan="2"><font size="2">Might be good to read for when you're feeling 
      overconfident about editing in general.</font></td>
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    <td width="16">7.</td>
    <td width="325"><a href="http://www.wsu.edu/%7Ebrians/errors/"><font size="4"> 
      Common Errors in English</font></a><br>
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    <td width="275" align="right" nowrap> <font face="Courier New, Courier, mono">www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors</font></td>
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    <td width="16" valign="top"> &nbsp;&#149;</td>
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      <p><font size="2"> Conglomeration of common errors.</font></p>
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    <td width="16" valign="top">&nbsp;&#149;</td>
    <td colspan="2"><font size="2">Very good examples of bad usage.</font></td>
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    <td width="16" valign="top">&nbsp;&#149;</td>
    <td colspan="2"><font size="2">These pages are easy to navigate to find an 
      answer. </font></td>
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