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Substance&Style (Private Copy) By EEI Communications
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Today's Copyeditors Need More Than Good Grammar, a Gimlet Eye, and a Sharp Pencil. They need to know how copyediting fits into the desktop publishing process. They need to know about the promise and... More > pitfalls of electronic editing for improved workflow, personal efficiency, and quality control. And they need to know what the contemporary publishing workplace expects of them. And all of that holds true for aspiring, new, and knowledgeable copyeditors (as well as project managers, production editors, and others who don't have the title, just the copyediting responsibilities). Advice and examples illustrate how to mark copy and apply the rules, and 31 exercises and answer keys cover all the basics- - Subject-verb agreement - Pronoun-antecedent agreement - Active and passive voice - Parallelism - Misplaced modifiers - Punctuation - Reducing jargon, wordiness, and redundancy - Editing citations and references - Editing tables and graphics-and more!< Less
How to Find Errors in Your Writing: Revealing the Secrets of Proofreading Success for All Writers and Self-publishers By Calvin Hecht
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As a writer, you want to make a good impression, maintain credibility, and give your readers an error-free reading experience, so you check your masterpiece, whether a novel, technical paper, or... More > class assignment, and correct any discovered errors before publication or submittal. The technique you use is to carefully read and re-read your work several times. Somewhat surprising to you, you tend to find errors each time you go through this process, but eventually you decide the text is as error-free as you can make it. Wrong! Would it surprise you to learn that errors probably still exist in your masterpiece — errors you will never find unless you learn the secret why they occur and learn the proofreading technique that virtually eliminates those undiscovered errors? That's what "How to Find Errors in Your Writing" is all about.< Less
Grammatical Gleanings By Patricia M. Godfrey
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Grammar maven Patricia M. Godfrey offers guidance to "working professional copy editors and any others who share their love of the English language and who delight to explore its byways" in... More > fifteen essays that originally appeared in "The Wizard of Rs," a regular column in the Editorial Freelancers Association newsletter. Discussing issues of grammar and syntax, idiom and semantics, and punctuation and typography, "this brief collection will clarify a few obscure points, warn of imminent linguistic peril, or simply add to the knowledge and relish with which its readers regard the language."< Less
Grammatical Gleanings By Patricia M. Godfrey
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Grammar maven Patricia M. Godfrey offers guidance to "working professional copy editors and any others who share their love of the English language and who delight to explore its byways" in... More > fifteen essays that originally appeared in "The Wizard of Rs," a regular column in the Editorial Freelancers Association newsletter. Discussing issues of grammar and syntax, idiom and semantics, and punctuation and typography, "this brief collection will clarify a few obscure points, warn of imminent linguistic peril, or simply add to the knowledge and relish with which its readers regard the language."< Less
Typography and Text Layout: Some Basic Guidelines By Graham Shipley
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Notes (16 pages) to help readers improve the look of printed text. Based on many years' experience of academic editing. Covers choice of font and font size, when to use italics or bold, the use of... More > capitals and small capitals, lining v. non-lining numerals, en rules, em rules, how to format the ellipsis (...), vertical and horizontal spacing, ragged v. justified text, the sections of a book, page layout - and many other aspects of typography. Includes a glossary of printing terms.< Less
Typography and Text Layout: Some Basic Guidelines By Graham Shipley
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Notes (16 pages) to help readers improve the look of printed text. Based on many years' experience of academic editing. Covers choice of font and font size, when to use italics or bold, the use of... More > capitals and small capitals, lining v. non-lining numerals, en rules, em rules, how to format the ellipsis (...), vertical and horizontal spacing, ragged v. justified text, the sections of a book, page layout - and many other aspects of typography. Includes a glossary of printing terms.< Less
Grammatical Gleanings: Occasional Essays on Matters Grammatical, Syntactical, Idiomatic, Semantic, and Stylistic By Patricia M. Godfrey
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Grammar maven Patricia M. Godfrey offers guidance to "working professional copy editors and any others who share their love of the English language and who delight to explore its byways" in... More > fifteen essays that originally appeared in "The Wizard of Rs," a regular column in the Editorial Freelancers Association newsletter. Discussing issues of grammar and syntax, idiom and semantics, and punctuation and typography, "this brief collection will clarify a few obscure points, warn of imminent linguistic peril, or simply add to the knowledge and relish with which its readers regard the language."< Less
Making Word Work for You By Hilary Powers
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Successful freelance editor Hilary Powers explains how to get the most out of Microsoft Word when editing manuscripts on screen. Powers has been a freelancer since 1994, and utilizes her expertise as... More > well as her experience in holding forth on Word. Among the subjects she covers are personalizing the program and the screen to meet your own needs and taste, deploying Word's custom features, domesticating Track Changes, creating and using macros and templates, coping with the snares and pitfalls Word users often encounter, and finding useful resources and program add-ins. With her guidance, editors can not only feel more comfortable using Word, but increase their page-per-hour output as well as their income.< Less
Making Word Work for You By Hilary Powers
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Successful freelance editor Hilary Powers explains how to get the most out of Microsoft Word when editing manuscripts on screen. Powers has been a freelancer since 1994, and utilizes her expertise as... More > well as her experience in holding forth on Word. Among the subjects she covers are personalizing the program and the screen to meet your own needs and taste, deploying Word's custom features, domesticating Track Changes, creating and using macros and templates, coping with the snares and pitfalls Word users often encounter, and finding useful resources and program add-ins. With her guidance, editors can not only feel more comfortable using Word, but increase their page-per-hour output as well as their income.< Less
Proof-Reading for Beginners - A Workbook To Ensure That Your Book Is Perfect By Neil Trigger
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I decided to create this book as a tool for people to use to proof and copy-edit their books, but don’t just hold me to that. This is a tool that you can use to proof or copy-edit anything with... More > pages. Indeed, with a bit of tweaking, you can also use this book to proof read / copy edit a website.< Less