Saller: The Subversive Copy Editor

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The Subversive Copy Editor is an accessible and entertaining read about the realities of copy-editing, combining practical ways to solve editorial problems and guidance on how to build and manage relationships with authors. An insightful, humorous and useful quick read. From the book: “It is your privilege to polish copy without the tedium and agony […]

New Oxford Spelling Dictionary

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A comprehensive dictionary of spellings, providing word-breaks for hyphenation. Includes both UK and US spellings. From the book: “book|able book|bind:er book|bind;ing book|case book|cross|ing book|end book;er Book;er Prize bookie book|ish book|ish;ly book;ish|ness book|keep;er book|keep;ing book|land book|let book|louse book|lice book|maker book|mak;ing book|man book|men” New Oxford Spelling Dictionary: The Writers’ and Editors’ Guide to Spelling and Word Division […]

New Hart’s Rules

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A concise and authoritative professional reference for writers and editors preparing text for publication. Provides guidance on issues such as spelling and hyphenation, punctuation, capitalisation, abbreviations and symbols, references and indexing. From the book: “Some or all aspects of the publisher’s house style are usually set out in a style sheet or style guide. Ideally […]

Butcher’s Copy-editing

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The authoritative reference for copy-editors, proofreaders, desk editors, production editors and other editorial staff. Covers how to prepare text and illustrations for designers and typesetters, the ground rules of house styles and how to read and correct proofs. Contains useful examples and checklists. From the book: “Look at the general organization. Are subheadings and numbered […]