The Copyeditor's Workbook: Exercises and Tips for Honing Your Editorial Judgment

Author:   Erika Buky ,  Marilyn Schwartz ,  Amy Einsohn
Publisher:   University of California Press
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9780520294356


Pages:   384
Publication Date:   03 May 2019
Format:   Paperback
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Author:   Erika Buky ,  Marilyn Schwartz ,  Amy Einsohn
Publisher:   University of California Press
Imprint:   University of California Press
Dimensions:   Width: 17.80cm , Height: 2.00cm , Length: 25.40cm
Weight:   0.680kg
ISBN:  

9780520294356


ISBN 10:   0520294351
Pages:   384
Publication Date:   03 May 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Preface List of Abbreviations EXERCISES A Copyediting Challenge: Test Your Skills PART 1. THE ABCs OF COPYEDITING 1. WHAT COPYEDITORS DO Exercise 1-1. Comparing Editorial Styles Exercise 1-2. Preliminary File Cleanup 2. BASIC PROCEDURES Exercise 2-1. Hand Marking a Manuscript Exercise 2-2. Editing On-Screen Exercise 2-3. Editorial Markup of PDF Files Exercise 2-4. Querying Exercise 2-5. Creating a Style Sheet Exercise 2-6. Writing a Transmittal Memo 3. REFERENCE BOOKS AND RESOURCES Exercise 3-1. Using Dictionaries Exercise 3-2. Using Style Manuals Exercise 3-3. Consulting Usage Guides Exercise 3-4. Using the Google Books Ngram Viewer Exercise 3-5. Using Practical Grammar Exercise 3-6. Doing Internet Research Exercise 3-7. Specialized Style Guides PART 2. EDITORIAL STYLE 4. PUNCTUATION Exercise 4-1. Punctuation Exercise 4-2. Restrictive versus Nonrestrictive Modifiers Exercise 4-3. Editorial Zealotry: A Light Copyedit Exercise 4-4. American Humor: A Medium Copyedit 5. SPELLING AND HYPHENATION Exercise 5-1. Compound Forms Exercise 5-2. A Publisher's Catalog: A Light Copyedit Exercise 5-3. A Health Newsletter: A Medium Copyedit 6. CAPITALIZATION AND THE TREATMENT OF NAMES Exercise 6-1. Capitalization Exercise 6-2. Finding Work: A Light Copyedit 7. NUMBERS AND NUMERALS Exercise 7-1. Numbers and Numerals in Nontechnical Text Exercise 7-2. Numbers and Numerals in Technical Text Exercise 7-3. Editing a Recipe 8. QUOTATIONS Exercise 8-1. Quotations Exercise 8-2. It's Our Money Awards: More Quotations 9. ABBREVIATIONS AND SYMBOLS Exercise 9-1. Medical Language: Abbreviations and Symbols Exercise 9-2. A Travel Guide: More Abbreviations and Symbols 10. TABLES, GRAPHS, AND ART Exercise 10-1. Editing Tables Exercise 10-2. Restructuring Tables Exercise 10-3. Editing More Complex Tables Exercise 10-4. Editing Graphs 11. REFERENCES Exercise 11-1. Editing Author-Date References Exercise 11-2. Taming Citation Managers Exercise 11-3. Editing Reference Notes Exercise 11-4. Creating Author-Date Citations 12. FRONT AND BACK MATTER Exercise 12-1. Editing a Table of Contents Exercise 12-2. Editing a Glossary 13. MARKUP Exercise 13-1. Markup of Greeked Text Exercise 13-2. Markup of Instructional Text: A First-Aid Guide PART 3. LANGUAGE EDITING 14. GRAMMAR AND USAGE: PRINCIPLES AND PITFALLS Exercise 14-1. Found in the Wild Exercise 14-2. The Truth Is Out There 15. BEYOND GRAMMAR Exercise 15-1. Editing for Bias-Free Writing Exercise 15-2. Editing for Plain Language Exercise 15-3. Counting Heads: Beyond Copyediting ANSWER KEYS Appendix: Manual Copyediting Symbols Selected Bibliography

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Erika Buky is a freelance editor currently based in New Zealand. She joined the University of California Press in 1991 and served as Assistant Managing Editor from 2000 to 2004. She has worked as a freelance copyeditor and developmental editor for scholarly and commercial publishers, research foundations, advocacy groups, museums, and private clients. She has also taught English composition and grammar, rhetoric, and scholarly editing. 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. 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.

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