About our revision process
Most students find our revision process to be extremely rewarding. But some become intimidated by the scope of improvements editors sometimes recommend. Here are some things to keep in mind when revising your work:
- Editing is a collaborative process that requires teamwork.
- Changes are made in the interest of producing the highest quality material.
- Stories are written for News Decoder’s readers, not for a grade.
- Even the best work can undergo several drafts before it meets our standards.
- If an editor asks you to make changes, make them quickly.
- Set a deadline for filing a revised draft and meet it. If extenuating circumstances make it impossible to meet your deadline, let your editor know.
- News Decoder determines whether a story will be published and reserves the right to edit all content.
News Decoder has been extraordinarily useful, especially in fostering in me a desire to pursue journalism. Learning about the editing and reporting process under the guidance of News Decoder has helped me grow to become a more aware and passionate journalist, and for that, I am thankful.
News Decoder fundamentally changed me as a writer and working with Nelson Graves helped me grow in both my world view and political identity. I was encouraged to dive deep into subjects that already interested me and I gained a new perspective and appreciation for the power of journalism.