The Fine Art of Copyediting

The Fine Art of Copyediting

by Elsie Myers Stainton
     
 

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Now featuring solid advice on computer editing and a new chapter on style, as well as more information on references, bibliographies, indexing, and bias-free writing, The Fine Art of Copyediting, Second Edition offers the same wealth of information that prompted William Safire to commend the first edition in The New York Times Magazine.

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Now featuring solid advice on computer editing and a new chapter on style, as well as more information on references, bibliographies, indexing, and bias-free writing, The Fine Art of Copyediting, Second Edition offers the same wealth of information that prompted William Safire to commend the first edition in The New York Times Magazine.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
The latest edition of this concise handbook and style manual for book copyeditors reflects the many changes in technology and publishing procedures since the original appeared a decade ago. A new chapter describes some "learned-by-experience niceties of style" and how-to advice not found in the first edition. Stainton, a former managing editor of Cornell U. Press, also includes more pointers about noticing writing style and has enlarged the nicely annotated bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Technical Communication

This second edition documents the updates that have occurred in publishing procedures and editing techniques... the information that Stainton provides can be useful to any editor as well as to any writer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231502702
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
02/05/2002
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
File size:
1 MB

What People are saying about this

Jenya Weinreb

The copyeditor's aim--to help authors express themselves clearly and gracefully--is sometimes obscured by a tangle of commas and small caps. The second edition of The Fine Art of Copyediting puts the copyeditor's job in perspective, reminding the experienced editor as well as the novice that editors and authors share the goal of clarity.

Kim Lewis

The Fine Art of Copyediting has been updated intelligently to include the computer age of copyediting while remaining well informed in relaying the basics of the job and process in a friendly way that appeals to beginning as well as experienced editors. I found this concise handbook to be a good and helpful resource.

Nancy Inglis

A little gem of a book--pithy, wise, and reassuring. It's every copyeditor's dream, for not a word is wasted, yet nothing important is left out. It has something to say to all members of its logical audience--neophytes to the publishing world, writers, freelancers, even old hands like me. (My particular favorite is the chapter on special editing problems!) It's going on my shelf right next to the other books I consult every day.

Meet the Author

Elsie Myers Stainton, former managing editor of Cornell University Press, is the author of Author and Editor at Work: Making a Better Book, and numerous articles on writing and editing.


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