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  • ISBN-13: 9780139642623
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 5/28/1974
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 547
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface xix
Part I Manuscript 1
Technicalities of Form 3
Physical Form 3
Final Reading of the Manuscript 8
Author's Alterations 9
Editorial Marks 10
Style 12
Topical Heads 14
Excerpts 17
Footnotes 22
Tables 32
Bibliographies 37
Illustrations 43
Special Responsibilities of the Book Writer 45
Front Matter 46
Back Matter 48
Legal Areas of Particular Concern to the Author 48
The Copyright Law 48
Libel 52
The Right of Privacy 54
Part II Copy and Proof 55
Workers on Copy and Proof 57
The Editor 57
Editor or Copy Editor 57
The Production Department 61
Layout 61
Front Matter 62
Back Matter 68
Work on Proof 69
Galley Proofs 70
Page Proofs 74
Indexes 76
Indexes by Names 77
Compiling a Dictionary-Style Index 79
Alphabetical Order 90
Typography of Indexes 93
Part III Copy-Editing Style 97
Style 99
Abbreviations 100
Symbols and Signs 120
Numbers 125
Italics 136
Capitalization 142
Capitals to Mark Beginnings 142
Titles, Headings, Legends 146
Proper Nouns and Adjectives 148
Punctuation 172
Semicolon 182
Comma 184
Em Dash 206
En Dash 210
Two-Em Dash 211
Parentheses 211
Brackets 212
Quotation Marks 213
Apostrophe 222
Hyphen 223
Points of Ellipsis 225
Compound Words 226
Division of Words 237
Part IV Typographical Style 241
Elements of Typographical Style 243
Leading 243
Spacing 244
Indention 246
Problems of Typographical Style 247
Headings 247
Initials 250
Synopses 252
Epigraphical Quotations 253
Excerpts 253
Footnotes 254
Tables 255
Number columns 257
Tables without figures 258
Ditto marks 258
Captions 258
Column heads or boxheads 259
Captions and Legends 263
Bibliographies 266
Details of Page Makeup 269
Typography of Various Forms 274
Fiction 274
Poetry 275
Plays 276
Writings on Religion 279
Letters 280
Legal Writing 281
Mathematical and Scientific Writing 283
Composition of Foreign Languages 288
Danish 288
Dutch 289
French 289
German 299
Classic Greek 307
Hebrew 310
Italian 316
Latin 318
Norwegian 320
Polish 320
Portuguese 321
Russian 321
Spanish 327
Swedish 334
Phonetics 334
Part V Grammar 339
Verbs 341
Voice 341
Mood 342
Tense 344
Auxiliaries 347
Agreement 349
Nouns 357
Number 357
Possessive Case 358
Pronouns 361
Case 361
Antecedents 362
Adjectives and Adverbs 368
Articles 372
Indefinite Articles 372
Definite Article 373
Conjunctions 374
Coordinating Conjunctions 374
Subordinating Conjunctions 376
Correlative Conjunctions 380
Prepositions 381
Sentence Structure 384
Position of Modifiers 385
Omissions 389
Glossary of Grammatical Terms 391
Part VI Use of Words 405
Wordiness 407
Trite Expressions 411
Appropriateness 415
The Right Preposition 432
Words Likely to be Misused or Confused 446
Spelling 469
The "EI" or "IE" Difficulty 469
Forming Derivatives by Adding Suffixes 470
Troublesome Suffixes 472
Formation of Plurals 473
Formation of the Possessive Case 478
Ordinary Words that Cause Troble 481
Foreign Words and Phrases 481
Bibliography for Parts V and VI 487
Book Publishers 488
Part VII Typography and Illustration 489
The Size of the Book 491
Casting Off 491
Trim Size 493
Type Page 494
The Mechanics of Composition 496
Hot Metal Composition 496
Type 497
Type Measurement 501
Classification of Typefaces 504
Choice of Size and Face 506
Computing the Length in Type 509
Typesetting 511
Cold Type Composition 511
Photocomposition or Phototypesetting 514
Sample Pages 516
Proofs 517
The Mechanics of Printing 518
Letterpress 518
Offset Lithography or Photo-Offset 519
Illustrations 520
Paper 524
Book Sizes 530
Binding 530
Bibliography 532
Glossary of Printing and Allied Terms 535
Index 549
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