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Stainton, E: The Fine Art of Copyediting

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, how to check proofs, and how to negotiate the ethical, intellectual, and emotional problems characteristic of the editorial profession. Now featuring solid advice on computer editing and a new chapter on style, as well as more information on references, bibliographies, indexing, and bias-free writing, The Fine Art of Copyediting, Second Edition offers the same wealth of information that prompted William Safire to commend the first edition in The New York Times Magazine.

Complete with helpful checklists for the manuscript, proof, and index stages of book production, as well as an excellent bibliography of reference works useful to the copyeditor, The Fine Art of Copyediting, Second Edition is an indispensable desk reference for writers and editors confronting a host of questions each day. Why use the word "people" instead of "persons?" What precautions are necessary for publishers to avoid libel suits? How can an editor win an author's trust? What type fonts facilitate the copyediting process? How does computer editing work? For experienced and novice copyeditors, writers and students, this is the source for detailed, step-by-step guidance to the entire editorial process.

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  • Preface to the Second Edition
    Introduction
    One. Basics
    The Copyeditor's Job; The Copyeditor's Stance; Kinds of Editors; The Value of Copyediting
    Two. Legal and Contractual Aspects of Publishing
    Mutual Dependency; Libel; Indiscretion (Bias); Copyright and Permissions
    Design: Illustrations; Jackets
    Other Contractual Specifics: Titles; Proofs and AAs; Index
    Three. Types of Editing
    Books:Trade Books, Scholarly Books, Textbooks, Scientific and Professional Books
    Reference Volumes: Dictionaries of the English Language; Other Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
    Miscellaneous
    Journals
    Four. The Editor's Dilemma
    Personal Relations: Praise; Differences of Opinion
    Difficult Manuscripts: Editor's Ploys; The Confident Bad Writer
    The Role of Appreciation
    Five. Editorial Procedures
    Basics: Choices; Generic Coding
    Preliminaries: Chapter Titles and Headings; Illustrative Material; Notes and Bibliography or References; Front Matter
    Copyediting: Errors, Ambiguities, Inconsistencies; Style of Writing
    Style Sheet: Capital Letters; Italics; Hyphens
    Special Problems: Corrections
    Finishing Up: Running Heads; Spine Copy; Review
    Editor to Author
    Six. Computer Technology
    The Publishing House; Computer Aids; Editor on Computer; Author on Computer; Computer Language; Results
    Seven. A Concise Manual of Writing Style for Copyeditors
    General Guidelines; Rhetoric; Readership; Ambiguity; Repetition; Pretentiousness
    Details: Spelling; Capitalization; Italics; Compound Words and Hyphens; British Spelling and Punctuation
    Grammar and Usage: Parts of Speech; Mistakes in Grammar; That and Which; Punctuation; Abbreviations; Cross-References
    Tables
    Bias-Free Writing
    Eight. The Fine Art
    Sentences
    Punctuation
    Figures of Speech: New Uses for Old Words; Metaphors
    New Words
    Changing Usage
    Nine. Notes, References, and Bibliographies
    Numbered Notes: Content and Placement; Shortening
    Parenthetical References
    Bibliographies (and Notes)
    References (and Parenthetical Citations)
    Page and Volume Numbers
    Alphabetization
    Summary on Documentation
    Basic Serviceable Forms of Notation and Reference: Numbered Notes and Bibliography; Parenthetical Notes and References
    Ten. Special Editing Problems
    Authors' Foibles: Faulty Research; Stubborn Author; Venerable Author; Problem Prefaces and Introductions
    Special Cases: Lectures to Books; Multiple Authorship; Transliteration; Translations
    Scholarship: Hebrew and Other Scripts; Authoritative Sources and Accuracy; Final Checking
    Eleven. Proofs and Index
    Twelve. Job Satisfaction
    Annotated Bibliography
    Dictionaries
    Manuals on Grammar and Format
    Stylistic Aids on Writing
    Reference Works
    Appendix. Figure 1. Sample of Computer-Edited Copy
    Figure 2. Explanation and Illustration of Editing Changes on Hard Copy or Typescript
    Figure 3. Abbreviations for Notes and Bibliographies
    Figure 4. Signs for Correcting Proof
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 160
Erscheinungsdatum 09.01.2002
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-231-12479-9
Verlag Columbia University Press
Maße (L/B/H) 21.2/13.8/3.2 cm
Gewicht 206 g
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