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Butcher s Copy editing

Butcher s Copy editing Author Judith Butcher
ISBN-10 9781139459891
Release 2006-10-12
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Since its first publication in 1975, Judith Butcher's Copy-editing has become firmly established as a classic reference guide. This fourth edition has been comprehensively revised to provide an up-to-date and clearly presented source of information for all those involved in preparing typescripts and illustrations for publication. From the basics of how to prepare text and illustrations for the designer and typesetter, through the ground rules of house style, to how to read and correct proofs, Copy-editing covers all aspects of the editorial process. New and revised features: • up-to-date advice on indexes, inclusive language, reference systems and preliminary pages • a chapter devoted to on-screen copy-editing • guidance on digital coding and publishing in other media such as e-books • updated to take account of modern typesetting and printing technology • an expanded section on law books • an essential tool for new and experienced copy-editors, working freelance or in-house.

Scientific Style and Format

Scientific Style and Format Author CBE Style Manual Committee
ISBN-10 0521471540
Release 1994-11-25
Pages 825
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Focuses on style for those publishing in the scientific disciplines, including citations, abbreviations, and capitalization

Copyediting and Proofreading For Dummies

Copyediting and Proofreading For Dummies Author Suzanne Gilad
ISBN-10 9781118051313
Release 2011-02-14
Pages 384
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Turn your knack for language into a lucrative career Must-know techniques and resources for maximizing your accuracy and speed Interested in becoming a copyeditor or proofreader? Want to know more about what each job entails? This friendly guide helps you position yourself for success. Polish your skills, build a winning résumé and land the job you've always wanted. Books, magazines, Web sites, corporate documents - find out how to improve any type of publication and make yourself indispensable to writers, editors, and your boss. Balance between style and rules Master the art of the query Use proofreader symbols Edit and proof electronic documents Build a solid freelancing career

Handbook for Academic Authors

Handbook for Academic Authors Author Beth Luey
ISBN-10 9780521194983
Release 2010
Pages 276
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Whether you are a graduate student seeking to publish your first article, a new Ph.D. revising your dissertation for publication, or an experienced author working on a new monograph, textbook, or digital publication, Handbook for Academic Authors provides reliable, concise advice about selecting the best publisher for your work, maintaining an optimal relationship with your publisher, submitting manuscripts to book and journal publishers, working with editors, navigating the production process, and helping to market your book. It also offers information about illustrations, indexes, permissions, and contracts and includes a chapter on revising dissertations and one on the financial aspects of publishing. The book covers not only scholarly monographs but also textbooks, anthologies, multiauthor books, and trade books. This fifth edition has been revised and updated to align with new technological and financial realities, taking into account the impact of digital technology and the changes it has made in authorship and publishing.

New Hart s Rules

New Hart s Rules Author Anne Waddingham
ISBN-10 9780199570027
Release 2014
Pages 464
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'New Hart's Rules' is a brand-new text that brings the principles of the old text 'Hart's rules for compositors and readers at the University Press' (first printed in 1893) into the 21st century, providing answers to questions of editorial style for a new generation of professionals.

The Editor s Companion

The Editor s Companion Author Janet Mackenzie
ISBN-10 9781107402188
Release 2011-06-27
Pages 255
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The Editor's Companion explains how to adapt the traditional skills of editing for digital production.

The Pocket Book of Proofreading

The Pocket Book of Proofreading Author William Critchley
ISBN-10 9780955143724
Release 2006-11
Pages 170
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This is a guide to freelance proofreading and copy-editing, with examples of proof correction marks and exercises with corrections supplied.

What Editors Do

What Editors Do Author Peter Ginna
ISBN-10 9780226299976
Release 2017-10-06
Pages 310
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"[This book] gathers essays from twenty-seven leading figures in book publishing about their work. Representing both large houses and small, and encompassing trade, textbook, academic, and children's publishing, the contributors make the case for why editing remains a vital function to writers--and readers--everywhere. Ironically for an industry built on words, there has been a scarcity of written guidance on how to actually approach the work of editing. This book will serve as a compendium of professional advice and will be a resource both for those entering the profession (or already in it) and for those outside publishing who seek an understanding of it. It sheds light on how editors acquire books, what constitutes a strong author-editor relationship, and the editor's vital role at each stage of the publishing process--a role that extends far beyond marking up the author's text. This collection treats editing as both art and craft, and also as a career. It explores how editors balance passion against the economic realities of publishing."--

The Oxford Style Manual

The Oxford Style Manual Author Robert M. Ritter
ISBN-10 0198605641
Release 2003
Pages 1033
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Throughout the twentieth century, The Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors and Hart's Rules grew to be indispensable sources for all those who deal with the written word. Now, for the first time, The Oxford Style Manual combines in one volume these two classic reference books in their latest forms: the second edition of The Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors, and The Oxford Guide to Style - the new Hart's Rules. Together they offer unrivalled guidance on words and how to treat them. The first part of The Oxford Style Manual contains 16 topic-based chapters of help on every aspect of words in print. The text is full of explanations, examples, and lists for quick reference: abbreviations, capitalization, punctuation, scientific and mathematical symbols are all covered in full. It gives clear advice on how to treat quotations, illustrations, tables, notes and references, specialist subjects, and indexes, as well as exhaustive information on foreign languages. There is also information on recent issues such as citing electronic media, submitting material for online publication, and current copyright law. The second part of the Manual consists of short alphabetical entries that provide easy-to-follow guidance on specific writing conundrums, including common spelling difficulties (hairdryer or hairdrier?); queries on hyphenation and punctuation (brothers-in-law or brother-in-laws?); confusables (impassible or impassable?); differences between British and American English (pyjamas/pajamas); and difficult or unusual terms. The Oxford Style Manual really is the ultimate guide for all book, magazine, and Internet publishers on preparing and presenting the written word.

The Copyeditor s Handbook

The Copyeditor s Handbook Author Amy Einsohn
ISBN-10 0520218345
Release 2000
Pages 560
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"A basic text for beginning copyeditors and a good read for old pros, this handbook will also enlighten any editor contemplating freelance work." -- Margaret Mahan, former Managing Editor, University of Chicago Press, and editor of The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition "The Copyeditor's Handbook brims with valuable information, good advice, and helpful suggestions for novice copyeditors and experienced practitioners. It is comforting to know that current and future copyeditors will be able to turn to this handbook. I'm placing this work, which fills a huge gap in the literature, right beside my dictionary, and will highly recommend it to all my colleagues and students." --Alice Levine, Lecturer, The Denver Publishing Institute, and freelance editor "A definite 'must have' for the beginning to intermediate editor or author, and even the experienced editor. An indispensable reference tool." --Kim Hawley, President, The Chicago Book Clinic "This is the book that every teacher of editing has been waiting for: thorough, clear, authoritative, up-to-date, and sane." --Beth Luey, Director, Scholarly Publishing Program, Arizona State University "This book warms the cockles of the copyediting heart. It is thorough, useful, helpful, and smart. And it fills a huge vacuum." --Constance Hale, author of Sin and Syntax and Wired Style "An excellent resource. The Copyeditor's Handbook should sit on every business editor's shelf, next to the in-house style guide." --Erika Henik, Research Publications Manager, Banc of America Securities LLC

New Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors

New Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors Author Robert M. Ritter
ISBN-10 0199570019
Release 2014
Pages 448
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The New Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors is the essential A to Z guide for everyone who works with words. Drawing on the expertise of the Oxford Dictionaries department, it provides authoritative advice on those words and names which raise questions time after time because of spelling, capitalization, hyphenation, and cultural or historical context. As well as lexical terms, there are many proper names included: from place names and personal names to names of institutions, literary references, and books of the Bible. Entries give full coverage of recommended spellings, variant forms, confusable words, hyphenation, capitalization, foreign and specialist terms, proper names, and abbreviations. It is an essential tool for writers, editors, publishers, journalists, and web editors, and together with New Hart's Rules and the New Oxford Spelling Dictionary forms the complete editorial reference set.

The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation

The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation Author Jane Straus
ISBN-10 9781118790328
Release 2014-01-22
Pages 224
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A revised and updated new edition of the bestselling workbook and grammar guide The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation is a concise, entertaining workbook and guide to English grammar, punctuation, and usage. This user-friendly resource includes simple explanations of grammar, punctuation, and usage; scores of helpful examples; dozens of reproducible worksheets; and pre- and post-tests to help teach grammar to students of all ages. Appropriate for virtually any age range, this authoritative guide makes learning English grammar and usage simple and fun. This updated Eleventh Edition reflects the latest updates to English usage and grammar and features a fully revised two-color design and lay-flat binding for easy photocopying. Clear and concise, easy-to-follow, offering "just the facts" Fully updated to reflect the latest rules in grammar and usage along with new quizzes Ideal for students from seventh grade through adulthood in the US and abroad For anyone who wants to understand the major rules and subtle guidelines of English grammar and usage, The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation offers comprehensive, straightforward instruction.

The Oxford Guide to Style

The Oxford Guide to Style Author Robert M. Ritter
ISBN-10 0198691750
Release 2002
Pages 623
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The Oxford Guide to Style for Writers and Editors is the essential manual for anyone who needs a discerning guide through the innumerable choices and complexities of editorial method. Based on the house style of Oxford University Press, this book replaces two highly successful titles, Hart'sRules (OUP) and the Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors. It combines, updates and expands these two earlier titles to provide a fully comprehensive guide to the subject of editorial practice. With a new grammar and usage section, alphabetic entries, and full cross-references, it is bothauthoritative and easy to use. A valuable guide for all those who use words professionally or in their studies - from novice proofreaders and trainee editorial staff to journalists, authors, and thesis or dissertation writers - this book aims to provide a one- stop reference with comprehensive andhelpful advice.

New Oxford Spelling Dictionary

New Oxford Spelling Dictionary Author Maurice Waite
ISBN-10 0199569991
Release 2014
Pages 596
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"This edition published in 2005, reissued in 2014"--Title page verso.

Business Planning for Editorial Freelancers

Business Planning for Editorial Freelancers Author Louise Harnby
ISBN-10 1484106210
Release 2013-04-12
Pages 116
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Are you thinking about starting a new editing or proofreading business? Written for those with no prior publishing or editorial experience, this practical guide takes new editorial freelancers, step by step, through the basics of planning their career. Chapters focus on why a business plan is necessary, the different aspects of editorial freelancing, training, client focus, getting experience, financial assessment, promotion, networking, tools for the job, and real-world case studies featuring new starters. Additional material includes tips from experienced practitioners that illustrate the tasks and learning goals discussed, as well as useful tools and resources. Published in association with the Publishing Training Centre. 'This is exactly the book that would-be editorial freelancers need to read before setting up their businesses.' (Katharine O'Moore-Klopf, ELS; KOK Edit) 'If you're thinking of setting out on the journey to becoming a freelance editorial professional, make sure this is the first book you read.' (Hazel Harris, Wordstitch) 'Essential reading for anyone thinking of setting themselves up as a freelance editor.' (Jen Hamilton-Emery, Salt Publishing) 'Helpful, hopeful, yet realistic about the challenges ahead, this book will leave its readers better informed, and therefore better prepared, for their entry into this highly competitive field.' (Madhubanti Bhattacharyya, Edward Elgar Publishing)

Capitalism 3 0

Capitalism 3 0 Author Peter Barnes
ISBN-10 9781626563933
Release 2006-10-15
Pages 216
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The commons — those creations of nature and society we inherit together and must preserve for our children — is under siege. Our current version of capitalism — the corporate, globalized version 2.0 — is rapidly squandering this heritage. Now, Peter Barnes offers a solution: protect the commons by giving it property rights and strong institutional managers. Barnes shows how capitalism — like a computer — is run by an operating system. Our current operating system gives too much power to profit-maximizing corporations that devour the commons and distribute most of their profits to a sliver of the population. And government — which in theory should defend the commons — is all too often a tool of those very corporations. Barnes proposes a revised operating system — Capitalism 3.0 — that protects the commons while preserving the many strengths of capitalism as we know it. His major innovation is the commons trust, a market based legal entity with the power to limit the use of scare commons, charge rent, and pay dividends — in both cash and services — to everyone. In Barnes' vision, an array of commons trusts would institutionalize our obligations to future generations, fellow citizens, and nature. Once established, they'd use markets and property rights to create a better world for us all. Capitalism 3.0 offers a practical alternative to our current flawed economic system. It points the way to a future in which we can retain capitalism's virtues while mitigating its vices.

Successful Copywriting in a Week Teach Yourself

Successful Copywriting in a Week  Teach Yourself Author Robert Ashton
ISBN-10 1473609410
Release 2016-05-10
Pages 128
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The ability to write great copy is crucial to anyone who wants to advance their career. Written by Robert Ashton, a leading expert on copywriting as both a coach and a practitioner, this book quickly teaches you the insider secrets you need to know to in order to write brilliant copy. The highly motivational 'in a week' structure of the book provides seven straightforward chapters explaining the key points, and at the end there are optional questions to ensure you have taken it all in. There are also cartoons and diagrams throughout, to help make this book a more enjoyable and effective learning experience. So what are you waiting for? Let this book put you on the fast track to success!