The Copyeditor's Handbook

The Copyeditor's Handbook : A Guide for Book Publishing and Corporate Communications

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This 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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Product details

  • Hardback | 573 pages
  • 161.5 x 235 x 40.6mm | 901.84g
  • University of California Press
  • Berkerley, United States
  • English
  • First Edition, with Exercises ed.
  • 15 figures, 24 tables
  • 0520218345
  • 9780520218345

About Amy Einsohn

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.
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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
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