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I'm a network field producer who also worked in local tv as a line producer and field producer. Over the years, I have had the great fortune to work with super people. Now I'd like to pass along what I know and rant a tad.

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Maggie L

Maggie L
One of the rare times I'm in the office

Friday, August 31, 2007

In Love with the Sound of Your Own Voice

So I've be rereading a couple of my old posts and it's been pretty discouraging. Spelling errors! Whole words missing! From a former show producer! What kind of hack am I? A hypocritical one, apparently. Because despite urging everyone to read and reread their copy over and over, I am neglecting to do so.

My favorite admonition? When you finally think your script is finished, read it aloud. Your ears will catch mistakes your eyes will not. Am I doing this myself with every post? No, given the number of mistakes I've caught in my little blog here. Do what I say and not what I do. Be in love with the sound of your own voice and read your copy, one last time, aloud, before you press the save button.

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