What Editors Do

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.

What Editors Do

Author: Peter Ginna

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022630003X

Page: 320

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Editing is an invisible art where the very best work goes undetected. Editors strive to create books that are enlightening, seamless, and pleasurable to read, all while giving credit to the author. This makes it all the more difficult to truly understand the range of roles they inhabit while shepherding a project from concept to publication. In What Editors Do, Peter Ginna 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. What Editors Do shows why, in the face of a rapidly changing publishing landscape, editors are more important than ever.

Editors on Editing

Essays discuss writers' conferences, editing for specific markets, the role of the editorial assistant, and editing specific genres

Editors on Editing

Author: Gerald Gross

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802132635

Page: 377

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Essays discuss writers' conferences, editing for specific markets, the role of the editorial assistant, and editing specific genres

What Editors Want

Whether you select a servicefrom a list the publisher provides, orfrom doing an
Internet search for “language-polishing” or “language-editing” services, you
should always study the websites carefully to see what they say they will do and
what ...

What Editors Want

Author: Philippa J. Benson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226043150

Page: 176

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Research publications have always been key to building a successful career in science, yet little if any formal guidance is offered to young scientists on how to get research papers peer reviewed, accepted, and published by leading scientific journals. With What Editors Want, Philippa J. Benson and Susan C. Silver, two well-respected editors from the science publishing community, remedy that situation with a clear, straightforward guide that will be of use to all scientists. Benson and Silver instruct readers on how to identify the journals that are most likely to publish a given paper, how to write an effective cover letter, how to avoid common pitfalls of the submission process, and how to effectively navigate the all-important peer review process, including dealing with revisions and rejection. With supplemental advice from more than a dozen experts, this book will equip scientists with the knowledge they need to usher their papers through publication.

Editing Fact and Fiction

Writing in a lively, informal style, two editors with extensive experience in a wide variety of fields--fiction and nonfiction, trade and reference, academic and commercial publishing--explain what editors in different jobs really do in ...

Editing Fact and Fiction

Author: Leslie T. Sharpe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521456937

Page: 227

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Writing in a lively, informal style, two editors with extensive experience in a wide variety of fields--fiction and nonfiction, trade and reference, academic and commercial publishing--explain what editors in different jobs really do in this concise practical guide.

The Subversive Copy Editor

See copy editors"?) The book includes helpful sections on e-mail etiquette, work-flow management, prioritizing, and organizing computer files. One chapter even addresses the special concerns of freelance editors.

The Subversive Copy Editor

Author: Carol Fisher Saller

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226734102

Page: 148

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Each year writers and editors submit over three thousand grammar and style questions to the Q&A page at The Chicago Manual of Style Online. Some are arcane, some simply hilarious—and one editor, Carol Fisher Saller, reads every single one of them. All too often she notes a classic author-editor standoff, wherein both parties refuse to compromise on the "rights" and "wrongs" of prose styling: "This author is giving me a fit." "I wish that I could just DEMAND the use of the serial comma at all times." "My author wants his preface to come at the end of the book. This just seems ridiculous to me. I mean, it’s not a post-face." In The Subversive Copy Editor, Saller casts aside this adversarial view and suggests new strategies for keeping the peace. Emphasizing habits of carefulness, transparency, and flexibility, she shows copy editors how to build an environment of trust and cooperation. One chapter takes on the difficult author; another speaks to writers themselves. Throughout, the focus is on serving the reader, even if it means breaking "rules" along the way. Saller’s own foibles and misadventures provide ample material: "I mess up all the time," she confesses. "It’s how I know things." Writers, Saller acknowledges, are only half the challenge, as copy editors can also make trouble for themselves. (Does any other book have an index entry that says "terrorists. See copy editors"?) The book includes helpful sections on e-mail etiquette, work-flow management, prioritizing, and organizing computer files. One chapter even addresses the special concerns of freelance editors. Saller’s emphasis on negotiation and flexibility will surprise many copy editors who have absorbed, along with the dos and don’ts of their stylebooks, an attitude that their way is the right way. In encouraging copy editors to banish their ignorance and disorganization, insecurities and compulsions, the Chicago Q&A presents itself as a kind of alter ego to the comparatively staid Manual of Style. In The Subversive Copy Editor, Saller continues her mission with audacity and good humor.

Editors Talk about Editing

The author, a former editor herself, interviews practitioners at the top of their game - from newspapers, magazines, broadcast news, book publishing, scholarly editing, academic publishing and digital curation.

Editors Talk about Editing

Author: Susan Greenberg

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: 9781433120039

Page: 217

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The work of editing is by and large something that happens behind the scenes, noticed only when it is done badly, or not done at all. There is not much information about what editors do. The result is that editing is not often talked about in its own right - not even by the people who do it. This collection of interviews attempts to fill some of the gaps. The author, a former editor herself, interviews practitioners at the top of their game - from newspapers, magazines, broadcast news, book publishing, scholarly editing, academic publishing and digital curation. The interviewees think out loud about creativity and human judgment; what they have in common and what makes them different; how editing skills and culture can be shared; why editing continues to fascinate; and why any of this might matter.

The Copyeditor s Handbook

Scott Norton's Developmental Editing, however, deftly illustrates how many
different ways a nonfiction book, chapter, or article may be structured. Norton's
repertoire will help you formulate better queries and suggestions for authors who
seem ...

The Copyeditor s Handbook

Author: Amy Einsohn

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 0520286723

Page: 568

View: 839

Unstuffy, hip, and often funny, The Copyeditor’s Handbook has become an indispensable resource both for new editors and for experienced hands who want to refresh their skills and broaden their understanding of the craft of copyediting. This fourth edition incorporates the latest advice from language authorities, usage guides, and new editions of major style manuals, including The Chicago Manual of Style. It registers the tectonic shifts in twenty-first-century copyediting: preparing text for digital formats, using new technologies, addressing global audiences, complying with plain language mandates, ensuring accessibility, and serving self-publishing authors and authors writing in English as a second language. The new edition also adds an extensive annotated list of editorial tools and references and includes a bit of light entertainment for language lovers, such as a brief history of punctuation marks that didn’t make the grade, the strange case of razbliuto, and a few Easter eggs awaiting discovery by keen-eyed readers. The fourth edition features updates on the transformation of editorial roles in today’s publishing environment new applications, processes, and protocols for on-screen editing major changes in editorial resources, such as online dictionaries and language corpora, new grammar and usage authorities, online editorial communities, and web-based research tools When you’re ready to test your mettle, pick up The Copyeditor’s Workbook: Exercises and Tips for Honing Your Editorial Judgment, the essential new companion to the handbook.

New York Magazine

If the editor asks for 1,500 or 2,000 words, it signals that the Times expects the
reviewer to deliver "a big review." All this can happen before the reviewer writes
one word. After the copy is delivered, the previewing editors do what editors ...

New York Magazine

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Page: 100

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

Harper s New Monthly Magazine

Yes ; Let us hope that he will leave nothing sadder be- | spondent will imagine
himself sitting in judgment hind for us to ... Mind you , I do not dispute the editor's
right to publish what seemeth to him best ; but if you admit that look at it in other ...

Harper s New Monthly Magazine

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Harper's Magazine made its debut in June 1850, the brainchild of the prominent New York book-publishing firm Harper & Brothers. Harper's Magazine, the oldest general-interest monthly in America, explores the issues that drive our national conversation, through long-form narrative journalism and essays, and such celebrated features as the iconic Harper's Index. With its emphasis on fine writing and original thought Harper's provides readers with a unique perspective on politics, society, the environment, and culture.

The Athenaeum

But , for protesting , twenty or thirty editions , we strongly suspect ho . we are to be
deposed from the post of honour does not know what collating means . intended
for us , the editor's fatal shears have One word more , and I have done .

The Athenaeum

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The Craft of Editing

Designed for all those who deal with scientific and technical writing by others in universities, government labs, businesses, or engineering firms, this book helps readers become more effective and more efficient at editing the proposals, ...

The Craft of Editing

Author: Michael Alley

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387989648

Page: 160

View: 168

Designed for all those who deal with scientific and technical writing by others in universities, government labs, businesses, or engineering firms, this book helps readers become more effective and more efficient at editing the proposals, theses, journal articles, and reports that cross their desks and which need approving, grading, or reviewing. Written by the author of the best-selling "Craft of Scientific Writing", the guide deals with the subject in a refreshing way and includes a large number of enlightening examples and stories.

The Manifesto

... of the average Christian man can do , and ought to do , in city daily . this
emergency ; and that is to keep out of his The specious apology which the
culpable home every newspaper the contents of which editors make for this
indecent display ...

The Manifesto

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Includes music.

Engineering News

It happened , however , that we read the report , ( which editors do not always do
) , in order to editorially summarize its ... It is these reflex effects which are never
considered by those foolish people who reason that what helps one city will hurt
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Engineering News

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America

BETWEEN the editor and the author there is a bone to pick , and there never was
a bone with more or tougher meat on it . Usually it has been ... But I , says the
editor , choose what will suit the tastes of the people . My conscience is to all
times ...

America

Author: Slason Thompson

Publisher:

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Quinti Horatii Flacci opera omnia

When there is diversity of readings in any case , we must determine which we will
accept on a balance of probabilities . If no reading ... I have found more of these
passages than I expected , and some about which editors will always differ .

Quinti Horatii Flacci opera omnia

Author: Horace

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 771

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Writer s Northwest Handbook

The next step will be to bypass the negatives and go directly to plates from the
disk . ... printers in Shaping the Author ' s Property : What Editors Do Carol
Rosenblum Perry In the search for a publisher , the proposal is a key a university
press in ...

Writer s Northwest Handbook

Author: Linny Stovall

Publisher: Blue Heron Pub

ISBN: 9780936085562

Page: 240

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Market and resource guide for Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

Getting It Published 2nd Edition

Germano, a veteran editor with experience in both the university press and commercial worlds, knows this audience. This second edition will teach readers how to think about, describe, and pitch their manuscripts before they submit them.

Getting It Published  2nd Edition

Author: William Germano

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226288420

Page: 232

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Since 2001 William Germano’s Getting It Published has helped thousands of scholars develop a compelling book proposal, find the right academic publisher, evaluate a contract, handle the review process, and, finally, emerge as published authors. But a lot has changed in the past seven years. With the publishing world both more competitive and more confusing—especially given the increased availability of electronic resources—this second edition of Germano’s best-selling guide has arrived at just the right moment. As he writes in a new chapter, the “via electronica” now touches every aspect of writing and publishing. And although scholars now research, write, and gain tenure in a digital world, they must continue to ensure that their work meets the requirements of their institutions and the needs of their readers. Germano, a veteran editor with experience in both the university press and commercial worlds, knows this audience. This second edition will teach readers how to think about, describe, and pitch their manuscripts before they submit them. They’ll discover the finer points of publishing etiquette, including how to approach a busy editor and how to work with other publishing professionals on matters of design, marketing, and publicity. In a new afterword, they’ll also find helpful advice on what they can—and must—do to promote their work. A true insider’s guide to academic publishing, the second edition of Getting It Published will help authors understand what to expect from the publishing process, from manuscript to finished book and beyond.

ASNE

Convention. been the case and what editors can learn from your individual
situations as they think about diversity and retention . ... I loved it , and I was
struggling with what I really wanted to do when I got back to The Philadelphia
Inquirer .

ASNE

Author: American Society of Newspaper Editors. Convention

Publisher:

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