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  1. Tiny Acts of Elegance Editing Like a Writer Bill Walsh The Washington Post

  2. Tiny Acts of Elegance Editing Like a Writer The Best Fixes Are Seamless Bill Walsh The Washington Post

  3. Tiny Acts of Elegance Editing Like a Writer The Best Fixes Are Seamless The Invisible Editor Bill Walsh The Washington Post

  4. Bill Walsh The Washington Post

  5. Tiny Acts of Elegance Editing Like a Writer The Best Fixes Are Seamless The Invisible Editor Editing Like a Ninja Bill Walsh The Washington Post

  6. Bill Walsh The Washington Post

  7. Tiny Acts of Elegance Editing Like a Writer The Best Fixes Are Seamless The Invisible Editor Editing Like a Ninja The Little Things Add Up Bill Walsh The Washington Post

  8. 1. No way did a writer write that.

  9. The Redskins last season had an average attendance of just more than 76,000 people, according to NFL attendance figures.

  10. The Redskins last season had an average attendance of just more than 76,000 people, according to NFL attendance figures. The Gators led by 11 with just more than eight minutes remaining in the second half.

  11. The Redskins last season had an average attendance of just more than 76,000 people, according to NFL attendance figures. The Gators led by 11 with just more than eight minutes remaining in the second half. The mobile-app car company Uber has been around for just more than two years.

  12. The Redskins last season had an average attendance of just more than 76,000 people, according to NFL attendance figures. The Gators led by 11 with just more than eight minutes remaining in the second half. The mobile-app car company Uber has been around for just more than two years.

  13. The mobile-app car company Uber has been around for just more than two years. The mobile-app car company Uber has been around for slightly more than two years.

  14. The mobile-app car company Uber has been around for just more than two years. The mobile-app car company Uber has been around for slightly more than two years. The mobile-app car company Uber has been around for just over two years.

  15. 2. El Marko editing vs. a finer point.

  16. She is a teacher at Los Cerritos High School, which offers classes in seven foreign languages.

  17. She is a teacher at Los Cerritos High School, which offers classes in seven foreign languages. THE CATCHIt is a high school, but that’s not its name. It’s something long and unwieldy, like Los Cerritos Advanced Institution of Learning and Culture for All the Live-Long Day.

  18. She is a teacher at Los Cerritos High School, which offers classes in seven foreign languages. THE CATCHIt is a high school, but that’s not its name. It’s something long and unwieldy, like Los Cerritos Advanced Institution of Learning and Culture for All the Live-Long Day. THE EL MARKO FIX She is a teacher at Los Cerritos high school, which offers classes in seven foreign languages.

  19. She is a teacher at Los Cerritos High School, which offers classes in seven foreign languages. THE CATCHIt is a high school, but that’s not its name. It’s something long and unwieldy, like Los Cerritos Advanced Institution of Learning and Culture for All the Live-Long Day. THE EL MARKO FIX She is a teacher at Los Cerritos high school, which offers classes in seven foreign languages. THE FINE-POINT VERSION She is a teacher at Los Cerritos, a high school that offers classes in seven foreign languages.

  20. The group, which backed the confirmations of Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., objected to the commentary.

  21. The group, which backed the confirmations of Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., objected to the commentary. THE CATCH He’s the chief justice of the United States, not the chief justice of the Supreme Court.

  22. The group, which backed the confirmations of Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., objected to the commentary. THE CATCH He’s the chief justice of the United States, not the chief justice of the Supreme Court. THE EL MARKO FIX The group, which backed the confirmations of Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., objected to the commentary.

  23. The group, which backed the confirmations of Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., objected to the commentary. THE CATCH He’s the chief justice of the United States, not the chief justice of the Supreme Court. THE EL MARKO FIX The group, which backed the confirmations of Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., objected to the commentary. THE FINE-POINT VERSION The group, which backed the Supreme Court confirmations of Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., objected to the commentary.

  24. His next campaign stops are in Sandusky and Cleveland, Ohio.

  25. His next campaign stops are in Sandusky and Cleveland, Ohio. THE CATCH Sandusky needs the “Ohio,” but Cleveland stands alone.

  26. His next campaign stops are in Sandusky and Cleveland, Ohio. THE CATCH Sandusky needs the “Ohio,” but Cleveland stands alone. THE EL MARKO FIX His next campaign stops are in Sandusky, Ohio, and Cleveland.

  27. His next campaign stops are in Sandusky and Cleveland, Ohio. THE CATCH Sandusky needs the “Ohio,” but Cleveland stands alone. THE EL MARKO FIX His next campaign stops are in Sandusky, Ohio, and Cleveland. THE FINE-POINT VERSION It’s fine as is.

  28. His next campaign stops are in Sandusky and Cleveland, Ohio. THE CATCH Sandusky needs the “Ohio,” but Cleveland stands alone. THE EL MARKO FIX His next campaign stops are in Sandusky, Ohio, and Cleveland. THE FINE-POINT VERSION It’s fine as is. Maybe even better: His next campaign swing is through Ohio, with stops in Sandusky and Cleveland.

  29. 3. More on (moron?) that whole dateline-city thing.

  30. She said the best part of her Pacific Northwest road trip was the three-hour drive from Portland, Ore., to Seattle.

  31. She said the best part of her Pacific Northwest road trip was the three-hour drive from Portland, Ore., to Seattle. CLEVELAND (AP) – From Columbus, Ohio, to Cincinnati, commuters are praising recent improvements to Interstate 71. Next week, work is scheduled to begin on the next stretch, north to Cleveland.

  32. She said the best part of her Pacific Northwest road trip was the three-hour drive from Portland, Ore., to Seattle. CLEVELAND (AP) – From Columbus, Ohio, to Cincinnati, commuters are praising recent improvements to Interstate 71. Next week, work is scheduled to begin on the next stretch, north to Cleveland.

  33. She said the best part of her Pacific Northwest road trip was the three-hour drive from Portland, Ore., to Seattle. CLEVELAND (AP) – From Columbus, Ohio, to Cincinnati, commuters are praising recent improvements to Interstate 71. Next week, work is scheduled to begin on the next stretch, north to Cleveland.

  34. 4. Quote, unquote.

  35. COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) – A campaign rally for Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich turned raucous Friday when the former House speaker opened to floor to questions and comments. “(President Barack) Obama is a Muslim socialist who wasn’t even born in America,” one audience member shouted.

  36. COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) – A campaign rally for Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich turned raucous Friday when the former House speaker opened to floor to questions and comments. “(President Barack) Obama is a Muslim socialist who wasn’t even born in America,” one audience member shouted.

  37. COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) – A campaign rally for Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich turned raucous Friday when the former House speaker opened to floor to questions and comments. “[President Barack] Obama is a Muslim socialist who wasn’t even born in America,” one audience member shouted.

  38. 5. Headlines and cutlines (or, on being a better display-typist).

  39. Fifteen years after discovering taekwondo at a mallkiosk, Alexandria’s Jennings is bound for London

  40. Fifteen years after discovering taekwondo at a mallkiosk, Alexandria’s Jennings is bound for London N.Y. banker contributedmoney, time to cancergroup for young people

  41. Fifteen years after discovering taekwondo at a mallkiosk, Alexandria’s Jennings is bound for London N.Y. banker contributedmoney, time to cancergroup for young people Savage gives first crashcourse in sex on campus

  42. Fifteen years after discovering taekwondo at a mallkiosk, Alexandria’s Jennings is bound for London N.Y. banker contributedmoney, time to cancergroup for young people Savage gives first crashcourse in sex on campus Whistleblower sues IRS to get rewardClaims disclosures showed how Dutchbank helped clients avoid paying taxes

  43. Fifteen years after discovering taekwondo at a mallkiosk, Alexandria’s Jennings is bound for London N.Y. banker contributedmoney, time to cancergroup for young people Savage gives first crashcourse in sex on campus Whistleblower sues IRS to get rewardClaims disclosures showed how Dutchbank helped clients avoid paying taxes

  44. 2 lines 36 pt COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to the other side. Say what you will about corny old riddles and jokes, but they are certain to get laughs from the young and the old alike, experts say. Those in between those groups, however, are aware enough to know Turn to CHICKEN, Page A4

  45. Why did chicken cross road? To get to the other side. COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to the other side. Say what you will about corny old riddles and jokes, but they are certain to get laughs from the young and the old alike, experts say. Those in between those groups, however, are aware enough to know Turn to CHICKEN, Page A4

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