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hello sir can i just ask you that once a newspaper reporter has collected together all reelevant information about a story how long does it take him to write an article   it would take me about 40 minutes for most of the time but your answer would be apperciated...thanks  dillon

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That really depends on how long of an article it is going to be, and what the deadline constraints are. If it is a deadline story, it might have to be done in less than an hour, so speed is imperative. If it is a feature story or an investigative piece (and the deadlines are a little looser), a writer can take his or her time. Some writers take a long time to "write." Others can knock stories off in a hurry. And while I might write a story in 40 minutes, I would be certain to spend almost an equal amount of time double-checking my facts and trying to polish what I've already written.

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Robert D`Angelo

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I am a copy editor who has more than 20 years experience in editing newspaper and magazine articles. Much of my career has been spent editing sports copy, but I also am capable of editing non-sports and technical copy.I am an avid sports trivia fan, and a collector of baseball cards. Another hobby I enjoy is genealogy. I believe I have some experience in all three of those areas.

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I have been a sports reporter and/or copy editor since 1979. Worked as both in Stuart, Fla., from 1980 to 1988, serving as assistant sports editor from 1984 to 1988. Have been a sports copy editor at The Tampa Tribune since 1988. I also have edited magazines in the areas of golf, auto racing, soccer, and information technology.

Received a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Florida in 1979.

Was a 12-time winner from 1982 through 1988 in Florida Sports Writers Association writing and design contests. I served as president of the Florida Sports Writers Association in 1989-90, and served as first vice president (1988-89) and second vice president (1987-88).

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