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The Copyeditor's Handbook: A Guide for Book Publishing and Corporate Communications, With Exercises and Answer Keys

The Copyeditor's Handbook: A Guide for Book Publishing and Corporate Communications, With Exercises and Answer Keys

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By (author) Amy Einsohn

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  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Format: Paperback | 574 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 224mm x 36mm | 703g
  • Publication date: 7 December 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Berkerley
  • ISBN 10: 0520246888
  • ISBN 13: 9780520246881
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 316,180

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"The Copyeditor's Handbook "is a lively, 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 thoughtful 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. This revised edition reflects the most recent editions of "The Chicago Manual of Style "(15th ed.), the "Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association "(5th ed.), and "Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary "(11th ed.).

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Amy Einsohn is a professional editor with twenty-five years of experience in scholarly, trade nonfiction, and corporate 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.

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"The first three chapters alone are worth the cover price. It's a book that acknowledges an assortment of vexing copyediting questions and offers multiple answers to most of them."

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PRAISE FOR THE FIRST EDITION: "The first three chapters alone are worth the cover price. It's a book that acknowledges an assortment of vexing copyediting questions and offers multiple answers to most of them."--Gary Hernandez, "Technical Communication ""An excellent textbook to teach the essentials of copyediting. An excellent reference work for workplace writing."--Mark Armstrong, "Business Communication Quarterly ""Brims with valuable information, good advice, and helpful suggestions for novice copyeditors and experienced practitioners."--Alice Levine, The Denver Publishing Institute "An indispensable reference tool."--Kim Hawley, President, The Chicago Book Clinic "Thorough, useful, helpful, and smart."--Constance Hale, author of "Sin and Syntax "and "Wired Style" "Straightforward, sound advice for beginning or intermediate copyeditors working with pencil or online."--Priscilla S. Taylor, "The Editorial Eye" "Lays out the copyeditor's obligations with humor, style, and perspective."--Walter Pagel, "Science Editor"

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PRAISE FOR THE FIRST EDITION: "The first three chapters alone are worth the cover price. It's a book that acknowledges an assortment of vexing copyediting questions and offers multiple answers to most of them."--Gary Hernandez, "Technical Communication " "An excellent textbook to teach the essentials of copyediting. An excellent reference work for workplace writing."--Mark Armstrong, "Business Communication Quarterly " "Brims with valuable information, good advice, and helpful suggestions for novice copyeditors and experienced practitioners."--Alice Levine, The Denver Publishing Institute "An indispensable reference tool."--Kim Hawley, President, The Chicago Book Clinic "Thorough, useful, helpful, and smart."--Constance Hale, author of "Sin and Syntax "and "Wired Style " "Straightforward, sound advice for beginning or intermediate copyeditors working with pencil or online."--Priscilla S. Taylor, "The Editorial Eye " "Lays out the copyeditor's obligations with humor, style, and perspective."--Walter Pagel, "Science Editor "

Table of contents

Preface Part I. The ABCs of Copyediting 1. What Copyeditors Do 2. Basic Procedures 3. Reference Books and Resources Part II. Editorial Style 4. Punctuation 5. Spelling and Hyphenation 6. Capitalization 7. Numbers and Numerals 8. Quotations 9. Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Symbols 10. Tables, Graphs, and Art 11. References 12. Front and Back Matter 13. Typecoding Part III. Language Editing 14. Grammar: Principles and Pitfalls 15. Beyond Grammar Checklist of Editorial Preferences Glossary of Copyediting Terms Glossary of Grammar Terms Answer Keys Selected Bibliography Index