Many stylebooks and manuals explain writing, but before the
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editing. This handbook has guided users through the editing process
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check proofs, and how to negotiate the ethical, intellectual, and
emotional problems characteristic of the editorial profession. Now
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style, as well as more information on references, bibliographies,
indexing, and bias-free writing, The Fine Art of Copyediting,
Second Edition offers the same wealth of information that
prompted William Safire to commend the first edition in The New
York Times Magazine.
Complete with helpful checklists for the manuscript, proof, and
index stages of book production, as well as an excellent
bibliography of reference works useful to the copyeditor, The
Fine Art of Copyediting, Second Edition is an indispensable
desk reference for writers and editors confronting a host of
questions each day. Why use the word "people" instead of "persons?"
What precautions are necessary for publishers to avoid libel suits?
How can an editor win an author's trust? What type fonts facilitate
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experienced and novice copyeditors, writers and students, this is
the source for detailed, step-by-step guidance to the entire
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