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Carol Fisher Saller

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Carol Saller grew up in Peoria, Illinois, and as an adult moved around for some years before settling in Chicago. She works at the University of Chicago Press as editor of The Chicago Manual of Style's online Q&A, which led to her write The Subversive Copy Editor.

Eddie's War is her first novel for children. Set in rural Illinois during World War II, its collection of vignettes portrays a young boy's life on the farm during the time of that distant war.

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Although I officially retired from my work at the Chicago Manual in December, I couldn���t say no to an opportunity to continue hanging around the CMOS Online Shop Talk blog when Russell Harper���the new editor���invited me to share a new...
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The Subversive Copy Editor:...

4.16 avg rating — 1,141 ratings — published 2009 — 10 editions
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Eddie's War

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“There should be no crying in copyediting.”
Carol Fisher Saller, The Subversive Copy Editor: Advice from Chicago

“Knowing how to tinker with a broken piece of prose until it hums is a source of contentment known by all who have mastered a worthy craft.”
Carol Fisher Saller, The Subversive Copy Editor, Second Edition: Advice from Chicago

“In editing, as in life, I have found "We can discuss this" to be a reliably effective suggestion. Sometimes the other party thinks, "Oh, well, since I have a choice, I'll let it go," and sometimes, "Omigod-she wants to discuss this endlessly. I'd rather just let it go.”
Carol Fisher Saller, The Subversive Copy Editor: Advice from Chicago

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