English Usage and Style for Editors
Designed to be a resource for editors, authors, and those learning about editorial techniques, English Usage and Style for Editors presents authoritative answers to some of the troubling problems of usage that the manuscript editor faces daily. Thatcher uses examples to isolate the most likely and obtrusive blunders, and then offers a means for their correction. Each chapter also begins with a list of recognized sources, should the reader wish to study the subject in greater depth. Thatcher created this book to be useful to several people: the editorial trainee will find it a readily understandable guide for coursework or in a publishing house; the working editor may rely on it as a dependable reference tool for unraveling difficult usage puzzles; and the author will be able to use assistance in preparing manuscripts in electronic form. Contains a bibliography, a glossary of key words, and appendixes with copyediting and proofreader's marks.
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