Editing Project

Sidelines Story

mtsusidelines.com/2018/04/local-criminal-defense-lawyer-educates-mtsu-students-on-rights-during-police-searches-with-can-police-do-that-lecture/

Sidelines Meeting

Since I’m working for Sidelines formally this semester as a practicum, I’ve attended multiple Sidelines meetings

Sidelines Copyediting Errors

  1. Leyva’s biggest piece of advice and her major point of the night was to find something to be passionate about and run with it. Of course, attending Laguardia and pursuing acting was not easy. Leyva said that she worked hard toward her goal, and it paid off.

Leyva’s biggest piece of advice and her major point of the night was to find something to be passionate about and run with it. Of course, Leyva said, attending Laguardia and pursuing acting was not easy. Leyva said that she worked hard toward her goal, and it paid off.

http://mtsusidelines.com/2018/04/orange-is-the-new-black-actress-selenis-leyva-provides-womens-history-month-keynote-address-at-mtsu/

2. While all other students had one, Leyva had two scenes in her senior showcase at Laguardia.

While all other students at Laguardia had one scene in her class’ senior showcase , Leyva had two.

http://mtsusidelines.com/2018/04/orange-is-the-new-black-actress-selenis-leyva-provides-womens-history-month-keynote-address-at-mtsu/

3. “People were pissed,” Leyva said. “I had my locker vandalized, (and) all these nasty words were sprayed painted on. And I realized, ‘Wow, I thought I had been accepted. Clearly, that’s not the feeling here. Oh well. I gotta memorize my lines. I’m in two scenes.’”

“People were pissed,” Leyva said. “I had my locker vandalized, (and) all these nasty words were sprayed painted on. And I realized, ‘Wow, I thought I had been accepted. Clearly, that’s not the feeling here. Oh well, I gotta memorize my lines. I’m in two scenes.’”

http://mtsusidelines.com/2018/04/orange-is-the-new-black-actress-selenis-leyva-provides-womens-history-month-keynote-address-at-mtsu/

4. “Federico García Lorca writes in poetic fashion, and it’s difficult to understand for most adults, let alone a 7-year-old girl,” Leyva said. “But I would lose myself. I would lose myself in those pages, the moon, the bride. Whatever I was able to understand was intoxicating. It was exhilarating, (and) I wanted more.”

AP Sylebook: “Never alter quotations even to correct minor grammatical errors or word usage. Casual minor tongue slips may be removed by using ellipses but even that should be done with extreme caution. Use sic, the Latin word meaning thus or so, to show that quoted material or person’s words include a misspelling, incorrect grammar or peculiar usage. Place (sic) in the text directly after the problem to show that the passage is precisely reproduced. To call attention to (sic) in wire versions of the story, use an editor’s note atop the story.”

http://mtsusidelines.com/2018/04/orange-is-the-new-black-actress-selenis-leyva-provides-womens-history-month-keynote-address-at-mtsu/

5. “People were pissed,” Leyva said. “I had my locker vandalized, (and) all these nasty words were sprayed painted on. And I realized, ‘Wow, I thought I had been accepted. Clearly, that’s not the feeling here. Oh well. I gotta memorize my lines. I’m in two scenes.’”

ibid

http://mtsusidelines.com/2018/04/orange-is-the-new-black-actress-selenis-leyva-provides-womens-history-month-keynote-address-at-mtsu/

6. “I decided not to act anymore because I was a single mom (and) because I was struggling to pay bills,” Leyva said. “I was tired… So, I made a phone call. I said, ‘I don’t want to act anymore,’ and my manager said, ‘No, no, we still have a lot to do.’ And I said, ‘No, I’m tired. My account is in the negatives right now. I’m tired.’ So, I gave up,”

ibid

http://mtsusidelines.com/2018/04/orange-is-the-new-black-actress-selenis-leyva-provides-womens-history-month-keynote-address-at-mtsu/

7. But, it seems life had other plans for Leyva. In those six months, she had multiple instances of “one last job” before she was going to quit acting for good and got a “real job.” Until finally, she got offered a part in “Orange is the New Black” with just one line.

But, it seems life had other plans for Leyva. In those six months, she had multiple instances of “one last job” before she was going to quit acting for good and get a “real job.” Until finally, she got offered a part in “Orange is the New Black” with just one line.

http://mtsusidelines.com/2018/04/orange-is-the-new-black-actress-selenis-leyva-provides-womens-history-month-keynote-address-at-mtsu/

8. As an Afro-Latina, Leyva said that growing up, she didn’t see anyone who looked like her on TV. And, the people who looked slightly like her in media were maids or prostitutes. They were stereotypes. And, while Leyva said there is nothing wrong with those professions, being told that’s all she could be was disheartening.

As an Afro-Latina, Leyva said that when she was growing up, she didn’t see anyone who looked like her on TV. And, the people who looked slightly like her in media were maids or prostitutes. They were stereotypes. And, while Leyva said there is nothing wrong with those professions, being told that’s all she could be was disheartening.

http://mtsusidelines.com/2018/04/orange-is-the-new-black-actress-selenis-leyva-provides-womens-history-month-keynote-address-at-mtsu/

9. “We compared the per-unit prices (of menstrual products on campus) with the per-unit prices at Target and Walmart, and we found that there was a significant difference,” Shelton said.

AP Sylebook: “Never alter quotations even to correct minor grammatical errors or word usage. Casual minor tongue slips may be removed by using ellipses but even that should be done with extreme caution. Use sic, the Latin word meaning thus or so, to show that quoted material or person’s words include a misspelling, incorrect grammar or peculiar usage. Place (sic) in the text directly after the problem to show that the passage is precisely reproduced. To call attention to (sic) in wire versions of the story, use an editor’s note atop the story.”

http://mtsusidelines.com/2018/04/mtsu-generation-action-launches-project-accessibility-period-to-make-menstrual-products-more-accessible-on-campus/

10. Many of the areas on campus are “menstrual product deserts,” meaning that there are little to no options for menstrual product accessibility in large sections of campus.

Source of the quote is unclear in context.

http://mtsusidelines.com/2018/04/mtsu-generation-action-launches-project-accessibility-period-to-make-menstrual-products-more-accessible-on-campus/

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