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The Fine Art of Copyediting / Edition 2
     

The Fine Art of Copyediting / Edition 2

by Elsie Myers Stainton
 

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ISBN-10: 0231124783

ISBN-13: 9780231124782

Pub. Date: 01/23/2002

Publisher: Columbia University Press

A guide to editing procedures for trade, scholarly, text, professional, and reference books and for journals from manuscript through to the bound-book stage.

Overview

A guide to editing procedures for trade, scholarly, text, professional, and reference books and for journals from manuscript through to the bound-book stage.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231124782
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
01/23/2002
Edition description:
second edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Editionxiii
Introduction1
1.Basics3
The Copyeditor's Job3
The Copyeditor's Stance4
Kinds of Editors5
The Value of Copyediting5
2.Legal and Contractual Aspects of Publishing8
Mutual Dependency8
Libel9
Indiscretion (Bias)10
Copyright and Permissions12
Design13
Illustrations13
Jackets14
Other Contractual Specifics14
Titles14
Proofs and AAs16
Index16
3.Types of Editing17
Books17
Trade Books19
Scholarly Books20
Textbooks20
Scientific and Professional Books21
Reference Volumes22
Dictionaries of the English Language22
Other Dictionaries and Encyclopedias22
Miscellaneous23
Journals24
4.The Editor's Dilemma26
Personal Relations27
Praise27
Differences of Opinion28
Difficult Manuscripts29
Editor's Ploys29
The Confident Bad Writer30
The Role of Appreciation30
5.Editorial Procedures32
Basics32
Choices32
Generic Coding33
Preliminaries34
Chapter Titles and Headings35
Illustrative Material35
Notes and Bibliography or References36
Front Matter37
Copyediting38
Errors, Ambiguities, Inconsistencies38
Style of Writing38
Style Sheet39
Capital Letters40
Italics40
Hyphens40
Special Problems41
Corrections42
Finishing Up43
Running Heads44
Spine Copy44
Review44
Editor to Author46
6.Computer Technology48
The Publishing House49
Computer Aids49
Editor on Computer50
Author on Computer51
Computer Language52
Results53
7.A Concise Manual of Writing Style for Copyeditors55
General Guidelines55
Rhetoric56
Readership56
Ambiguity58
Repetition58
Pretentiousness59
Details60
Spelling60
Capitalization61
Italics62
Compound Words and Hyphens63
British Spelling and Punctuation63
Grammar and Usage64
Parts of Speech64
Mistakes in Grammar66
That and Which68
Punctuation68
Abbreviations69
Cross-References69
Tables69
Bias-Free Writing70
8.The Fine Art74
Sentences75
Punctuation76
Figures of Speech78
New Uses for Old Words78
Metaphors79
New Words81
Changing Usage81
9.Notes, References, and Bibliographies85
Numbered Notes86
Content and Placement86
Shortening87
Parenthetical References87
Bibliographies (and Notes)88
References (and Parenthetical Citations)90
Page and Volume Numbers91
Alphabetization92
Summary on Documentation92
Basic Serviceable Forms of Notation and References93
Numbered Notes and Bibliography93
Parenthetical Notes and References96
10.Special Editing Problems99
Authors' Foibles99
Faulty Research99
Stubborn Author100
Venerable Author101
Problem Prefaces and Introductions101
Special Cases103
Lectures to Books103
Multiple Authorship103
Transliteration104
Translations105
Scholarship106
Hebrew and Other Scripts106
Authoritative Sources and Accuracy107
Final Checking107
11.Proofs and Index109
Proofs110
Index110
Compiling an Index113
Editing an Index114
Finale115
12.Job Satisfaction117
Opportunities117
Rewards119
Annotated Bibliography121
Dictionaries121
Unabridged Editions122
Abridged Editions125
Thesauruses128
Supplementary Volumes128
Manuals on Grammar and Format129
Comprehensive Manuals129
Special Helps from Disciplines131
Online Style133
Stylistic Aids on Writing134
Basics134
Useful Pointers137
Reference Works139
Biographical Names139
Geographical Information139
Quotations140
Miscellaneous140
Appendix141
Figure 1.Sample of Computer-Edited Copy143
Figure 2.Explanation and Illustration of Editing Changes on Hard Copy or Typescript142
Figure 3.Abbreviations for Notes and Bibliographies144
Figure 4.Signs for Correcting Proof145
Index147

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