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Study: Readers value extra editing, women especially

April 17, 2012

Readers view well-edited articles as more professional, more valuable and of higher quality than articles that have been minimally edited, according to new data presented Friday at the American Copy Editors Society (ACES) conference in New Orleans. "We can make a compelling case for what editing does as journalism continues its transformation," said Wayne State University professor Fred Vultee, who presented data from a 2010 ACES initiative to measure reader perceptions of the value of editing in online articles.