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

Author:   Amy Einsohn ,  Marilyn Schwartz
Publisher:   University of California Press
Edition:   4th edition
ISBN:  

9780520286726


Pages:   568
Publication Date:   03 May 2019
Format:   Paperback
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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 Judgment, the essential new companion to the handbook.

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Author:   Amy Einsohn ,  Marilyn Schwartz
Publisher:   University of California Press
Imprint:   University of California Press
Edition:   4th edition
Dimensions:   Width: 17.80cm , Height: 3.00cm , Length: 25.40cm
Weight:   0.998kg
ISBN:  

9780520286726


ISBN 10:   0520286723
Pages:   568
Publication Date:   03 May 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

Preface to the Fourth Edition, by Marilyn Schwartz Preface to the Third Edition, by Amy Einsohn Abbreviations and Conventions PART 1. THE ABC's OF COPYEDITING 1. WHAT COPYEDITORS DO Principal Tasks Levels of Copyediting The Editorial Process Editorial Triage Estimates One Paragraph, Three Ways Professionalism and Ethics 2. BASIC PROCEDURES Skill Sets Marking Changes on Hard Copy Making Changes On-Screen Querying Style Sheets Informal Communications and Transmittal Letters Author Review and Manuscript Cleanup 3. REFERENCE BOOKS AND RESOURCES Four Essential Books Language Corpora On the Bookshelf Websites, Email Lists, Discussion Boards, and Blogs PART 2. EDITORIAL STYLE 4. PUNCTUATION Conventions, Fashions, and Style Function 1: Terminal Punctuation Function 2: Joining Clauses Function 3: Setting Off Phrases Function 4: Indicating Omission Mark-by-Mark Pitfalls Multiple Punctuation Eyeballing Every Mark Controversial Techniques 5. SPELLING AND HYPHENATION Improving Your Spelling Skills Variant Spellings British Spelling Homophones Foreign Words and Phrases Proper Nouns and Adjectives Plurals Possessives One Word or Two? Spell-Checkers 6. CAPITALIZATION AND THE TREATMENT OF NAMES Personal Names and Titles Astronomical Terms and Geographical Names Racial and Ethnic Groups Names of Institutions and Companies, Trademarks, and Brand Names 7. NUMBERS AND NUMERALS Words or Numerals? Punctuation of Numerals Cardinals and Ordinals Fractions Percentages, Percentage Points, Basis Points, Percentiles, and Portions Money Time Street Numbers and Phone Numbers Units of Measurement Roman Numerals Inclusive Numerals Mathematical Signs and Symbols Ambiguous Numerical Statements Style Sheet Entries 8. QUOTATIONS Misspellings in the Source Document Odd Wording in the Source Document Run-in and Set-off Quotations Editing a Pull Quote Punctuation of Quotations Syntactical Fit Ellipsis Points Brackets Citing Sources 9. ABBREVIATIONS AND SYMBOLS Abbreviations Symbols and Signs 10. TABLES, GRAPHS, AND ART Tables Graphs Art Use of Alt Text 11. REFERENCES Author-Date System Reference Note System Citation-Sequence System Citation of Digital Sources 12. FRONT MATTER, BACK MATTER, AND RUNNING HEADS Front Matter Back Matter Running Heads (and Running Feet) 13. MARKUP Markup of Hard Copy Markup On-Screen Heads and Subheads Lists Design Specs PART 3. LANGUAGE EDITING 14. GRAMMAR AND USAGE: PRINCIPLES AND PITFALLS Whose Grammar? Subject-Verb Agreement Troublesome Verbs Split Infinitives Subjective Mood Dangling Participles Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers Garden-Path Sentences Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement Case of Nouns and Pronouns Parallel Form More Muddled Syntax Adjectives and Adverbs Prepositions Miscellaneous Bugaboos 15. BEYOND GRAMMAR Organization Point of View Expository Style Plain Language Compliance Accessibility Global English EFL and ESL Editing Bias-Free Language Publishing Law Checklist of Editorial Preferences Glossary of Copyediting Terms Selected Bibliography Index

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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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