The Fine Art of Copyediting
Elsie Myers Stainton covers relations between editor and author, including how to be diplomatic when recommending changes; usage, style, and editorial judgment; editing of notes and bibliographies; computer editing; and the best methods of checking proofs. She provides helpful checklists for the manuscript, proof, and index stages, and includes an excellent annotated bibliography of reference works useful to the copyeditor.
Stainton discusses job satisfaction and outlines the ethical, intellectual, and emotional problems that are characteristic of the profession. "The Fine Art of Copyediting" will be of immense interest to anyone considering a career or free-lance work in copyediting, as well as to experienced editors.