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===Editorial Style Practice===

==To Amuse==

Hi! My name is Whitney Jackson and I am an English major. (BA DUM TSS). The only reason I write that is because with every English major telling their parents/friends/co-workers/random people on the street that they are an English major comes a "Well, what are you going to do with that?"

==To Teach==

Hi, my name is Whitney and I am a double English and Creative and Professional Writing major at Bemidji State University. I am also a CA in Oak Hall and Editor-in-Chief of The Northern Student. Although I am a student trying to finish my degrees, my preferred job lately has been being the Editor of The Northern Student. As Editor, it is my job to keep the line of communication with my staff completely open, to be organized ... losing it here... more helpful?

==To Start a Conversation==

Relatable items... I like dogs, mainly yellow labs like my 7-year old Dixie Mae.

==Educated==

These are the classes I've taken, these are the books that sit on my shelf, these are all of the experiences I've had, these are the people I think are interesting....


==Remember==

- Scanning
- Descriptive headings
- Inverted Pyramid
- front-loading
- facts and keywords at the head of the page

- George Orwell's Rules for Writing:
- Never use a metaphor, simile, or other figure of speech that you are used to seeing in print.
-Never use a long word where a short one will do.
-If it is possible to cut a word out, always cut it out.
-Never use the passive where you can use the active.
-Never use a foreign phrase, a scientific word, or a jargon word if you can think of an everyday English equivalent.
-Break any of these rules sooner than say anything outright barbar
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