Words into Type / Edition 3

Words into Type / Edition 3

by Skillin, Robert M. Gay
     
 

ISBN-10: 0139642625

ISBN-13: 9780139642623

Pub. Date: 05/28/1974

Publisher: Longman

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780139642623
Publisher:
Longman
Publication date:
05/28/1974
Pages:
547
Sales rank:
303,895
Product dimensions:
6.19(w) x 8.96(h) x 1.25(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexix
Part IManuscript1
Technicalities of Form3
Physical Form3
Final Reading of the Manuscript8
Author's Alterations9
Editorial Marks10
Style12
Topical Heads14
Excerpts17
Footnotes22
Tables32
Bibliographies37
Illustrations43
Special Responsibilities of the Book Writer45
Front Matter46
Back Matter48
Legal Areas of Particular Concern to the Author48
The Copyright Law48
Libel52
The Right of Privacy54
Part IICopy and Proof55
Workers on Copy and Proof57
The Editor57
Editor or Copy Editor57
The Production Department61
Layout61
Front Matter62
Back Matter68
Work on Proof69
Galley Proofs70
Page Proofs74
Indexes76
Indexes by Names77
Compiling a Dictionary-Style Index79
Alphabetical Order90
Typography of Indexes93
Part IIICopy-Editing Style97
Style99
Abbreviations100
Symbols and Signs120
Numbers125
Italics136
Capitalization142
Capitals to Mark Beginnings142
Titles, Headings, Legends146
Proper Nouns and Adjectives148
Punctuation172
Semicolon182
Comma184
Em Dash206
En Dash210
Two-Em Dash211
Parentheses211
Brackets212
Quotation Marks213
Apostrophe222
Hyphen223
Points of Ellipsis225
Compound Words226
Division of Words237
Part IVTypographical Style241
Elements of Typographical Style243
Leading243
Spacing244
Indention246
Problems of Typographical Style247
Headings247
Initials250
Synopses252
Epigraphical Quotations253
Excerpts253
Footnotes254
Tables255
Number columns257
Tables without figures258
Ditto marks258
Captions258
Column heads or boxheads259
Captions and Legends263
Bibliographies266
Details of Page Makeup269
Typography of Various Forms274
Fiction274
Poetry275
Plays276
Writings on Religion279
Letters280
Legal Writing281
Mathematical and Scientific Writing283
Composition of Foreign Languages288
Danish288
Dutch289
French289
German299
Classic Greek307
Hebrew310
Italian316
Latin318
Norwegian320
Polish320
Portuguese321
Russian321
Spanish327
Swedish334
Phonetics334
Part VGrammar339
Verbs341
Voice341
Mood342
Tense344
Auxiliaries347
Agreement349
Nouns357
Number357
Possessive Case358
Pronouns361
Case361
Antecedents362
Adjectives and Adverbs368
Articles372
Indefinite Articles372
Definite Article373
Conjunctions374
Coordinating Conjunctions374
Subordinating Conjunctions376
Correlative Conjunctions380
Prepositions381
Sentence Structure384
Position of Modifiers385
Omissions389
Glossary of Grammatical Terms391
Part VIUse of Words405
Wordiness407
Trite Expressions411
Appropriateness415
The Right Preposition432
Words Likely to be Misused or Confused446
Spelling469
The "EI" or "IE" Difficulty469
Forming Derivatives by Adding Suffixes470
Troublesome Suffixes472
Formation of Plurals473
Formation of the Possessive Case478
Ordinary Words that Cause Troble481
Foreign Words and Phrases481
Bibliography for Parts V and VI487
Book Publishers488
Part VIITypography and Illustration489
The Size of the Book491
Casting Off491
Trim Size493
Type Page494
The Mechanics of Composition496
Hot Metal Composition496
Type497
Type Measurement501
Classification of Typefaces504
Choice of Size and Face506
Computing the Length in Type509
Typesetting511
Cold Type Composition511
Photocomposition or Phototypesetting514
Sample Pages516
Proofs517
The Mechanics of Printing518
Letterpress518
Offset Lithography or Photo-Offset519
Illustrations520
Paper524
Book Sizes530
Binding530
Bibliography532
Glossary of Printing and Allied Terms535
Index549

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