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    DescriptionThis is a practical manual for newcomers to publishing and for experienced editors who want to fine-tune their skills or broaden their understanding of the craft. Addressed to copyeditors in book publishing and corporate communications, this handbook explains what copyeditors do, what they look for when they edit a manuscript, and how they develop the editorial judgment needed to make sound decisions. The major topics include: procedures for copyediting on-screen and on hard copy; basic reference books and online editorial resources; mechanical conventions; solutions to grammar problems; handling of tables, graphs, illustrations, reference, notes, bibliographies and indexes; and typecoding and specification. The book is designed to be used for self-instruction or as a textbook in copyediting classes. The 15 practice exercises, ranging from sets of sentances to 900 word articles, are accompanied by answer keys and detailed line-by-line explanations. There is also a glossary of copyediting jargon, grammar terms and a checklist for analyzing the idiosyncracies of a publisher's "housestyle".


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    Title
    The Copyeditor's Handbook
    Subtitle
    A Guide for Book Publishing and Corporate Communications
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Amy Einsohn
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 573
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 771 g
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780520218352
    ISBN 10: 0520218353
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: GBC
    BIC E4L: LAN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T2.1
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 808.02
    BIC subject category V2: CBW
    BISAC V2.8: REF028000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: LAN027000, LAN025000, LAN022000
    LC classification: 99-29826
    Thema V1.0: GBC, GLC, CBW
    Illustrations note
    20 line illustrations, 14 tables, glossary, checklist
    Publisher
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    16 May 2000
    Publication City/Country
    Berkerley
    Author Information
    Amy Einsohn is a professional editor with twenty years of experience in scholarly, trade nonfiction, corporate, and technical publishing. She has taught copyediting classes through the University of California's Extension Program and through editcetera (a San Francisco Bay Area editorial cooperative) and has also conducted on-site corporate training workshops.
    Table of contents
    MAJOR TOPICS: Procedures for copyediting on-screen and on hard copy Basic reference books and online editorial resources Mechanical conventions (punctuation, spelling, capitalization, etc.) Solutions to pesky grammar problems Handling of tables, graphs, illustrations, reference notes, bibliographies, and indexes Typecoding and specifications