Copyediting A Practical Guide

ISBN-10: 1560526084
ISBN-13: 9781560526087
Edition: 3rd 2002 (Revised)
Authors: Karen Judd
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Logical Operations LLC
Publication date: 8/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100

Filled with sound, practical advice, this book is a must if you wish to become an effective copyeditor.

Preface
Acknowledgments
What Is Copyediting?
Definitions of Copyediting
A Look at the Publishing Industry
The Production Process
Desktop Publishing
Editorial Jobs
What It Takes to Be a Copyeditor
A Copyeditor's Responsibilities
Copyediting and Proofreading Symbols
How to Mark Changes in Manuscript
Shorthand Symbols
Awareness Training
Three Rules of Copyediting
Learning to Be Aware
Preparing and Following a Style Sheet
Areas That Cause Problems
Alphabetizing
A Review of Punctuation and Grammar
All the Punctuation Marks and How They Are Used
Troublesome Grammatical Points
Spelling, Capitalization, and Hyphenation
Tricky Spelling
When to Capitalize
Which Compound Words Are One Word, Two Words, or Hyphenated Words
Style and Word Usage
Using Elements of Sentence Structure to Advantage
Making Crisp Sentences
Avoiding Stereotyping
Using the Correct Word
Following the Author's Style
Numbers and Abbreviations
When to Use Digits
Roman Versus Italic Abbreviations
When to Spell Out Abbreviations
Postal Service Abbreviations
Notes and Bibliographies
How Footnote and Reference Styles Differ
How to Handle Text References
Coding Manuscript
A Discussion of Design
How to Key
How to Typemark According to Specs
Using Copyediting Symbols to Make Complex Changes
Other Aspects of Copyediting
Physical Copyediting
Writing Queries
Watching for Libel
How to Handle Permissions
Kinds of Artwork
Copyediting Art and Tables
Frontmatter
Specialized Copyediting
Major Areas of Publishing: How Are They Set Up?
What Jobs Are Available?
What Do Publishers Look For in Copyeditors?
What Idiosyncrasies of Style Do Different Publishers Have?
College Texts
El-hi Texts
Nonfiction
Fiction
Poetry
Drama
Juvenile
Medical
Religious
Legal
Science and Mathematics
Foreign Languages
Tests
Reprints
Magazines
Newspapers
Proofreading
Marking Corrections in Proof
Computer Spell-Check Programs
Proofreading In Paris
Getting Work
Looking For a Job
Taking a Test
How Much You Can Expect to Earn
No Copyeditor Should Be Without...
The Best Reference Books to Own, and Why
Index

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