Editors, Scholars, and the Social Text

Editors, Scholars, and the Social Text

by Darcy Cullen (Editor)

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Overview

An academic book is much more than paper and ink, pixels and electrons. A dynamic social network of authors, editors, typesetters, proofreaders, indexers, printers, and marketers must work together to turn a manuscript into a book.

Editors, Scholars, and the Social Text explores the theories and practices of editing, the processes of production and reproduction, and the relationships between authors and texts, as well as manuscripts and books. By bringing together academic experts and experienced practitioners, including editorial specialists, scholarly publishing professionals, and designers, Editors, Scholars, and the Social Text offers indispensable insight into the past and future of academic communication.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442610392
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date: 04/30/2012
Series: Studies in Book and Print Culture Series
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Darcy Cullen is an acquisitions editor at the University of British Columbia Press.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Helen Tartar

Acknowledgments

1. Introduction: The Social Dynamics of Scholarly Editing
Darcy Cullen

PART ONE: THE PEOPLE

2. A Slight Conflict of Aims: Scholarly vs. Academic Editing
Peter L. Shillingsburg

3. The Mysterious Relationship: Authors and Their Editors
Rosemary Shipton

4. Juggling Expectations: The Copyeditor's Roles and Responsibilities
Amy Einsohn

PART TWO: THE TEXT

5. Bad Texts: An Eccentric Appreciation (Valdez, Brecht, and the Utility of Error
Alexander Pettit

6. From Book to Text: Theory of/in the Margins
Peter Mahon

PART THREE: THE PAGE

7. Merely Conventional Signs: The Editor and the Illustrated Scholarly Book
Camilla Blakeley

8. Let's Ask the Designers! Book Design, Technology, and the Editor-Designer Collaboration
Richard Hendel • Sigrid Albert

9. Iconic Pages in Robert Antoni's Fictions: A Speculative Edition
John K. Young

PART FOUR: THE ELECTRONIC EDITION

10. Reading Material Bibliography and Digital Editions
Yuri Cowan

11. The Object and the Process; or, Take This Book and Click It!
Darcy Cullen

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