The Copyeditor's Handbook: A Guide for Book Publishing and Corporate Communications

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The Copyeditor's Handbook is a lively, practical manual for newcomers to publishing and for experienced editors who want to fine-tune their skills or broaden their understanding of the craft. Addressed to copyeditors in book publishing and corporate communications, this thoughtful handbook explains what copyeditors do, what they look for when they edit a manuscript, and how they develop the editorial judgment needed to make sound decisions.

This revised edition reflects the most recent editions of The Chicago Manual of Style (15th ed.), the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed.), and Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary (11th ed.).

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"The first three chapters alone are worth the cover price. It's a book that acknowledges an assortment of vexing copyediting questions and offers multiple answers to most of them."—Gary Hernandez, Technical Communication

"An excellent textbook to teach the essentials of copyediting. An excellent reference work for workplace writing."—Mark Armstrong, Business Communication Quarterly

"Brims with valuable information, good advice, and helpful suggestions for novice copyeditors and experienced practitioners."—Alice Levine, The Denver Publishing Institute

"An indispensable reference tool."—Kim Hawley, President, The Chicago Book Clinic

"Thorough, useful, helpful, and smart."—Constance Hale, author of Sin and Syntax and Wired Style

"Straightforward, sound advice for beginning or intermediate copyeditors working with pencil or online."—Priscilla S. Taylor, The Editorial Eye

"Lays out the copyeditor's obligations with humor, style, and perspective."—Walter Pagel, Science Editor

About the Author:

Amy Einsohn is a professional editor with twenty-five years of experience in scholarly, trade nonfiction, and corporate publishing. She has taught copyediting classes through the University of California's Extension Program and through Editcetera (a San Francisco Bay Area editorial cooperative) and has also conducted on-site corporate training workshops.

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