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The Copyeditor's handbook: a guide for book publishing and corporate communications: with exercises and answer keys

Author: Einsohn, Amy Publisher: University of California Press 2006.Edition: 2nd ed.Language: EnglishDescription: 560 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780520246881Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index and glossary
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Includes bibliographical references and index and glossary

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The Copyeditor's Handbook A Guide for Book Publishing and Corporate Communications Contents Preface ix PART 1. THE ABCs OF COPYEDITING 1 1. WHAT COPYEDITORS DO 3 Principal Tasks 4 Levels of Copyediting 13 The Editorial Process 15 2. BASIC PROCEDURES 29 Marking Changes on Hard Copy 30 Making Changes On-Screen 37 Querying 39 Style Sheets 47 Cleanup 54 Editorial Triage 19 Estimates 21 One Paragraph, Three Ways 23 3. REFERENCE BOOKS AND RESOURCES 57 Four Essential Books 57 On the Bookshelf 62 Newsletters 66 Internet Sites 66 PART 2. EDITORIAL STYLE 69 4. PUNCTUATION 71 Conventions, Fashions, and Style 72 Function 1: Terminal Punctuation 74 Function 2: Joining Clauses 78 Function 3: Setting Off Phrases 86 Function 4: Indicating Omission 92 Mark-by-Mark Pitfalls 93 Multiple Punctuation in Eyeballing Every Mark 113 Controversial Techniques 115 Exercise A 117 Exercise B 119 5. SPELLING AND HYPHENATION 121 Improving Your Spelling Skills 122 Variant Spellings 125 British Spelling 126 Homophones 127 Foreign Words and Phrases 129 Proper Nouns and Adjectives 130 6. CAPITALIZATION 151 Personal Names and Titles 152 Geographical Names 155 Racial and Ethnic Groups 157 Company Names, Trademarks, and Brand Names 158 7. NUMBERS AND NUMERALS 171 Words or Numerals? 171 Money 178 Time 18o Street Numbers and Phone Numbers 183 Units of Measurement 184 Roman Numerals 187 Plurals 131 Possessives 134 One Word or Two? 137 Spellcheckers 144 Exercise C 146 Exercise D 148 Cyberjargon 159 Titles of Works 160 Names of Plants and Animais 163 Exercise E 164 Exercise F 166 Inclusive Numerals 188 Mathematical Signs and Symbols 189 Style Sheet Entries 190 Exercise G 192 Exercise H 194 8. QUOTATIONS 196 Misspellings in the Source Document 197 Syntactical Fit 205 Odd Wording in the Source Document 197 Run-in and Set-off Quotations 199 Punctuation of Quotations 203 Ellipsis Points 208 Brackets 210 Citing Sources 211 Exercise 1 213 9. ABBREVIATIONS, ACRONYMS, AND SYMBOLS 216 Abbreviations 218 Symbols and Signs 231 Acronyms 226 10. TABLES, GRAPHS, AND ART 242 Tables 243 Graphs 261 Art 269 Exercise J 234 Exercise K 271 Exercise L 272 11. REFERENCES 274 Author-Date System 275 Reference Notes 284 12. FRONT AND BACK MATTER 297 Front Matter 297 Back Matter 30o Glossaries 300 13. TYPECODING 309 Typecoding on Hard Copy 309 Typecoding On-Screen 312 Heads and Subheads 317 Citation-Sequence System 292 Exercise M 295 Indexes 302 Exercise N 307 Lists 319 Design Specs 322 Exercise O 329 PART 3. LANGUAGE EDITING 333 14. GRAMMAR: PRINCIPLES AND PITFALLS 335 Whose Grammar? 337 Subject-Verb Agreement 339 Troublesome Verbs 347 Split Infinitives 351 Subjunctive Mood 352 Dangling Participles 356 Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers 359 15. BEYOND GRAMMAR 377 Organization 377 Expository Style 383 Checklist of Editorial Preferences 421 Glossary of Copyediting Terms 431 Glossary of Grammar Terms 447 Answer Keys 457 Selected Bibliography 527 Index 531 Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement 361 Case of Nouns and Pronouns 364 Parallel Form 368 Adjectives and Adverbs 369 Fewer and Less 371 Prepositions 372 Miscellaneous Bugaboos 374 Bias-Free Language 404 Publishing Law 416

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