The essentials of subediting are the same for features as for news. You check copy for factual and grammatical accuracy and for legality, you edit it to the required length, and eliminate ambiguity, sloppy writing and errors of house style. You write headlines and captions in the type and setting required and – these days – fit the text and the pictures together on to a layout blocked out on screen until the page corresponds with the ideas of the page executive who originated it.

So far so good, but the features sub needs to be aware of some important differences from news in the handling of text and the projecting ...

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