Date: Sat, 25 Feb 1995 14:31:21 -0500


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


Jerry Miller

Franklin College (Ind.)