The Copyeditor's Handbook: A Guide for Book Publishing and Corporate Communications

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Univ of California Press, May 14, 2019 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 568 pages
Unstuffy, hip, and often funny, The Copyeditor’s Handbook has become an indispensable resource both for new editors and for experienced hands who want to refresh their skills and broaden their understanding of the craft of copyediting. This fourth edition incorporates the latest advice from language authorities, usage guides, and new editions of major style manuals, including The Chicago Manual of Style. It registers the tectonic shifts in twenty-first-century copyediting: preparing text for digital formats, using new technologies, addressing global audiences, complying with plain language mandates, ensuring accessibility, and serving self-publishing authors and authors writing in English as a second language. The new edition also adds an extensive annotated list of editorial tools and references and includes a bit of light entertainment for language lovers, such as a brief history of punctuation marks that didn’t make the grade, the strange case of razbliuto, and a few Easter eggs awaiting discovery by keen-eyed readers.

The fourth edition features updates on
  • the transformation of editorial roles in today’s publishing environment
  • new applications, processes, and protocols for on-screen editing
  • major changes in editorial resources, such as online dictionaries and language corpora, new grammar and usage authorities, online editorial communities, and web-based research tools
When you’re ready to test your mettle, pick up The Copyeditor’s Workbook: Exercises and Tips for Honing Your Editorial Judgmentthe essential new companion to the handbook.
 



 
 

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This is the Most Useful Reference Book for copyeditors to have. It has detailed, well-communicated information on just about any grammatical or stylistic issue there might be. Highly recommend for any professional. Read full review

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Judd's book remains the most accessible guide for anyone who wants to know more about copyediting for book publishers. Judd provides explanations and short, basic exercises to illustrate the ... Read full review

Contents

WHAT COPYEDITORS DO
3
Levels of Copyediting
14
The Editorial Process
20
Editorial Triage
26
spine 477
33
BASIC PROCEDURES
39
statistical indexes 25960
45
Making Changes OnScreen
48
8
211
9
227
Front Matter
297
style sheets 5863 6063f 64 67477
304
Lists
323
LANGUAGE EDITING
331
BEYOND GRAMMAR
399
Plain Language Compliance
427

Style Sheets
58
3
69
straight quotes 136
78
EDITORIAL STYLE
87
5
151
style manuals
173
Checklist of Editorial Preferences
453
Glossary of Grammar Terms
481
Index
513
EFL and ESL Editing 434
531
Copyright

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About the author (2019)

Amy Einsohn was a professional editor who worked in scholarly, trade nonfiction, and corporate publishing. She taught dozens of copyediting courses and also conducted on-site corporate training workshops.
 
After earning a PhD in English in 1976, Marilyn Schwartz joined the staff of the University of California Press and served as Managing Editor for twenty-eight years. From 1979 through 2004 she also taught editorial workshops for UC Berkeley Extension. She is the principal author of Guidelines for Bias-Free Writing.

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