Journalism exercisesThe best way to develop writing and editing skills is to practise them. We've got a selection of exercises here to help you do that and we've got a different software tip each day. We welcome your feedback.
As a subeditor, you're responsible for correcting mistakes in articles and enforcing consistency. Here's an article to try your hand on. It's a real article that has been deliberately broken, so it's a bit over the top. But you'll still need to pay attention to catch everything.
Here's a list of broken sentences highlighting some common grammatical errors. See if you can spot the errors in each sentence.
There are lots of different angles to the same story. Each publication puts its readers' interests first in reporting what's happened, and that means that what's essential to one magazine might not even get a mention in another. Here's an exercise to practise finding the angles in a story.
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Fancy designing a website?
More and more writing jobs are asking for familiarity with HTML so it's a valuable skill to have. If you want to design a website, but don't have any content to practice on, try the Castle Fictoria exercise at www.sean.co.uk.