Date: Sat, 25 Feb 1995 14:31:21 -0500
From: "Jerry (NMN) Miller" miller[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]NEWTON.FRANKLINCOLL.EDU
Subject: Re: Software for teaching copy editing?
I have been using a headline-writing software program for the past few
years that does headline counting and headline writing. It is not a very
sophisticated program, and we have yet to get it to work off of our network,
but it does put copy-editing students through the paces of counting headlines
and writing them (to fit, since the program rejects any heads that are too long
or too short!)
It is a free-standing program, so it probably wouldn't work directly
through WordPerfect. The version we have is for IBM compats, although I think
they also had a version for Macs, but I'm not sure. Cost, as I recall, was
about $50 (again, I'm not completely sure).
I got the program from: Communique
1012 Chateau Court
Blacksburg, VA 24060
If you have any luck in finding better programs for headline writing, or,
for that matter, any programs at all that handle other copy-editing chores, I
would be most interested in hearing about them.
Hope this information proves useful to you and/or copy-editing teacher
Franklin College (Ind.)