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The Fine Art of Copyediting

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Many stylebooks and manuals explain writing, but before the release ten years ago of Elsie Myers Stainton's The Fine Art of Copyediting, few addressed the practices and problems of editing. This handbook has guided users through the editing process for books and journals, with tips on how to be diplomatic when recommending changes, how to edit notes and bibliographies, ho ...more
Paperback, 153 pages
Published January 30th 2002 by Columbia University Press (first published October 15th 1991)
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Karlo Mikhail
Mar 15, 2015 Karlo Mikhail rated it really liked it
Nice. Full of helpful reminders.
Kate Elliott
Apr 06, 2016 Kate Elliott rated it it was ok
More about how to keep your author emotionally pampered than about the actual cognitive process of editing. Useful for navigating the interpersonal dynamic (which is obviously important) but, I don't know--- was I crazy to expect it to actually talk about editing?
Jeremy Williams
A decent quick book with some good tips. A lot about relationships with authors, etc.
Some of the information is dated, especially the technology related parts but it was a good introductory read.
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