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 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 […]

Hall: The Business of Digital Publishing

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An introduction to the development of digital products in the book and journal industries, exploring challenges and new business models across different sectors of the industry. From the book: “Publishers have developed expertise in content; finding it, nurturing it, developing it and producing it. Publishers see this as one of the important aspects of their […]

Bullock: Book Production

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An introduction to the management of book production, covering project management, project planning and the processes required to produce a finished book. Written from the perspective of a publisher (who needs to manage processes) rather than a typesetter or printer (who needs to execute them). From the book: “Schedules, whether draft or working, are a […]

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 […]

Hitchcock: The Building of a Book

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The Building of a Book is a series of practical articles about producing and distributing books. Includes chapters relating to the role of the author and literary agent. Strong emphasis on the crafts and processes of print production. From the book: “…if every author prepared his copy carefully, so that there could be no possible […]