The Subversive Copy Editor, Second Edition: Advice from Chicago or, How to Negotiate Good Relationships with Your Writers, Your Colleagues, and Yourself … Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing

University of Chicago Press - She expands her advice for writers on formatting manuscripts for publication, on self-editing, and on how not to be “difficult. Saller’s own gaffes provide firsthand and sometimes humorous examples of exactly what not to do. The revised content reflects today’s publishing practices while retaining the self-deprecating tone and sharp humor that helped make the first edition so popular.

. Saller’s ideas struck a chord, and the little book with big advice quickly became a must-have reference for copy editors everywhere. In this second edition, saller adds new chapters, on the dangers of allegiance to outdated grammar and style rules and on ways to stay current in language and technology.

The Subversive Copy Editor, Second Edition: Advice from Chicago or, How to Negotiate Good Relationships with Your Writers, Your Colleagues, and Yourself ... Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing - This sage advice will prove useful and entertaining to anyone charged with the sometimes perilous task of improving the writing of others. Saller realized that when these sides squared off, it was often the reader who lost. Saller maintains that through carefulness, transparency, and flexibility, editors can build trust and cooperation with writers.

The subversive copy Editor brings a refreshingly levelheaded approach to the classic battle between writers and editors. Longtime manuscript editor and chicago manual of style guru Carol Fisher Saller has negotiated many a standoff between a writer and editor refusing to compromise on the “rights” and “wrongs” of prose styling.

In her search for practical strategies for keeping the peace, The Subversive Copy Editor was born.

What Editors Do: The Art, Craft, and Business of Book Editing Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing

University of Chicago Press - Representing both large houses and small, and children’s publishing, textbook, and encompassing trade, academic, the contributors make the case for why editing remains a vital function to writers—and readers—everywhere. Ironically for an industry built on words, there has been a scarcity of written guidance on how to actually approach the work of editing.

It sheds light on how editors acquire books, what constitutes a strong author-editor relationship, and the editor’s vital role at each stage of the publishing process—a role that extends far beyond marking up the author’s text. This collection treats editing as both art and craft, and also as a career.

What Editors Do: The Art, Craft, and Business of Book Editing Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing - This makes it all the more difficult to truly understand the range of roles they inhabit while shepherding a project from concept to publication. In what editors do, peter Ginna gathers essays from twenty-seven leading figures in book publishing about their work. It explores how editors balance passion against the economic realities of publishing.

Editing is an invisible art where the very best work goes undetected. Editors strive to create books that are enlightening, and pleasurable to read, seamless, all while giving credit to the author. What editors do shows why, in the face of a rapidly changing publishing landscape, editors are more important than ever.

This book will serve as a compendium of professional advice and will be a resource both for those entering the profession or already in it and for those outside publishing who seek an understanding of it.

The Editor's Companion: An Indispensable Guide to Editing Books, Magazines, Online Publications, and More

Writer's Digest Books - Grammar: recognize common mistakes in punctuation, parts of speech, and sentence structure--and learn how to avoid them. Your chief mission is to help writers communicate effectively--which is no small feat. Excel at editing! The editor's job encompasses much more than correcting commas and catching typos.

The editor's companion is an invaluable guide to honing your editing skills. Whether you edit books, or online publications, your ability to develop clear, magazines, newspapers, concise, and focused writing is the key to your success. The editor's companion provides the tools you need to pursue high quality in editing, and publishing--every piece, writing, every time.

The Editor's Companion: An Indispensable Guide to Editing Books, Magazines, Online Publications, and More - Precise language: choose the right words, the right voice, and the right tense for every piece. You'll also find valuable editing resources and checklists, advice on editorial relationships and workflow, and real-life samples of editing with explanations of what was changed and why. Focus: ensure strong beginnings and satisfying endings, and stick with one subject at a time.

You'll learn about editing for: CONTENT: Analyze and develop writing that is appealing and appropriate for the intended audience.

Copyediting and Proofreading For Dummies

For Dummies - Polish your skills, build a winning résumé and land the job you've always wanted. Balance between style and rules Master the art of the query Use proofreader symbols Edit and proof electronic documents Build a solid freelancing career. Books, corporate documents - find out how to improve any type of publication and make yourself indispensable to writers, Web sites, editors, magazines, and your boss.

Turn your knack for language into a lucrative career Must-know techniques and resources for maximizing your accuracy and speed Interested in becoming a copyeditor or proofreader? Want to know more about what each job entails? This friendly guide helps you position yourself for success.

Garner's Modern English Usage

Oxford University Press - In this fourth edition, garner has made extensive use of corpus linguistics to include ratios of standard terms as compared against variants in modern print sources. He discourages whatever is slovenly, pretentious, or pedantic. Gmeu is the liveliest and most compulsively readable reference work for writers of our time.

With more than a thousand new entries and more than 2, 300 word-frequency ratios, the magisterial fourth edition of this book-now renamed Garner's Modern English Usage GMEU-reflects usage lexicography at its finest. Garner illustrates with actual examples, whether in word choice, all the linguistic blunders that modern writers and speakers are prone to, cited with chapter and verse, phrasing, punctuation, syntax, or pronunciation.

Garner liberates english from two extremes: both from the hidebound "purists" who mistakenly believe that split infinitives and sentence-ending prepositions are malfeasances and from the linguistic relativists who believe that whatever people say or write must necessarily be accepted. The judgments here are backed up not just by a lifetime of study but also by an empirical grounding in the largest linguistic corpus ever available.

Garner's Modern English Usage - No other resource provides as comprehensive, reliable, and empirical a guide to current English usage. For all concerned with writing and editing, GMEU will prove invaluable as a desk reference. Garner explains the nuances of grammar and vocabulary with thoroughness, finesse, and wit. No matter how knowledgeable you may already be, you're sure to learn from every single page of this book.

Self-Discipline for Writers: Writing Is Hard, But You Too Can Write and Publish Books Regularly

Meadows Publishing - And for that, the number one ingredient is self-discipline. In self-discipline for writers, bestselling author Martin Meadows shares his philosophy and strategies on how to build self-discipline as a writer and how to keep writing over the long term. To join the elite ranks of those who write consistently, you need to learn how to stay prolific over the long term.

Let’s learn together how to accomplish this exciting goal. You too can write with more ease, and most importantly, write and publish consistently so that you can enjoy a flourishing writing career. You too can become a successful writer—if you’re willing to Develop This TraitDo you know that it’s almost impossible to find a successful writer who has published only one book? Virtually every widely acclaimed author has an extensive catalog of books.

Self-Discipline for Writers: Writing Is Hard, But You Too Can Write and Publish Books Regularly - Here are some of the most important ideas you’ll discover:- 3 foundations of self-discipline for writers avoid a common mistake that almost always leads to failure, - why control is essential for any writer and how to claim it, and reading your reviews learn why optimizing your energy is key to consistent results, capturing fleeting ideas, - 7 tips on how to manage your energy as a writer—including not only the most fundamental advice, - 3 steps to a strong work ethic as a writer learn how to develop a strategy for consistently hitting your word counts, - 5 types of self-doubt common among writers and how to overcome them if you don’t believe in yourself as a writer, how are your readers supposed to believe in you?, but also intricacies like discussing your projects with other people, - 5 good business practices for more self-discipline this includes some surprising thoughts on how to run your writing business to reduce frustration and increase productivity.

Writing doesn’t have to be burdensome.

McGraw-Hill's Proofreading Handbook

McGraw-Hill Education - Expert advice to perfect your proofreading skills McGraw-Hill’s Proofreading Handbook helps ensure that your documents are letter-perfect, every time. Veteran editor and proofreader laura Anderson arms you with all the tools of the proofreader’s trade and walks you step-by-step through the entire proofreading process.

Dreyer's English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style

Random House - Lots and lots of emails. As random house’s copy chief, Dreyer has upheld the standards of the legendary publisher for more than two decades. As authoritative as it is amusing, ” “rather, ” “of course, including why it’s ok to begin a sentence with “and” or “but” and to confidently split an infinitive; and why it’s best to avoid the doldrums of the Wan Intensifiers and Throat Clearers, from the underloved semicolon to the enigmatic en dash; the rules and nonrules of grammar, Dreyer’s English offers lessons on punctuation, including “very, ” and the dreaded “actually.

Dreyer will let you know whether “alright” is all right sometimes and even help you brush up on your spelling—though, as he notes, “The problem with mnemonic devices is that I can never remember them. And yes: “only godless savages eschew the series comma. Chockful of advice, this book will prove to be invaluable to everyone who wants to shore up their writing skills, insider wisdom, mandatory for people who spend their time editing and shaping other people’s prose, and fun facts, and—perhaps best of all—an utter treat for anyone who simply revels in language.

Dreyer's English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style - Praise for dreyer’s english“Playful, self-conscious, smart, and personal . Now he distills everything he has learned from the myriad books he has copyedited and overseen into a useful guide not just for writers but for everyone who wants to put their best prose foot forward. With tips on punctuation and spelling.

Editors on Editing: What Writers Need to Know About What Editors Do

Grove Press - Editors on editing includes essays on the evolution of the american editor; the ethical and moral dimensions of editing; what an editor looks for in a query letter, proposal, and manuscript; line editing; copyediting; the freelance editor; the question of political correctness; making the most of writers’ conferences; and numerous other topics.

Written by america’s most distinguished editors, inform, these 38 essays will teach, and inspire anyone interested in the world of editing. Since 1962 editors on editing has been an indispensable guide for editors, would-be editors, and especially writers who want to understand the publishing process.

An Editor's Guide to Working with Authors

Rainforest Press - Seasoned professionals and those just entering the field will find this handbook invaluable. In an editor's guide you'll learn the basics of reading manuscripts and taking organized notes. You'll learn to query authors and how to make suggestions and when. What does it take to become an editor of fiction and creative nonfiction? In the first handbook written especially for freelance developmental editors who work with authors of novels and memoirs, writer, Barbara Sjoholm draws on years of experience as a publisher, and freelance editor.

Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen

W. W. Norton & Company - In between you & me, she brings her vast experience with grammar and usage, her good cheer and irreverence, and her finely sharpened pencils to help the rest of us in a boisterous language book as full of life as it is of practical advice. Named a best book of the year by npr, publishers Weekly, Amazon, Wall Street Journal, Kirkus, and Library Journal.

Hilarious…This book charmed my socks off. Patricia o’conner, new york times book reviewmary Norris has spent more than three decades working in The New Yorker’s renowned copy department, helping to maintain its celebrated high standards.