573 pages, 16 figures, 24 tables
Second edition, with exercies and answer keys.
From the publisher's announcement:
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.).
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.
Preface Part I. The ABCs of Copyediting 1. What Copyeditors Do 2. Basic Procedures 3. Reference Books and Resources Part II. Editorial Style 4. Punctuation 5. Spelling and Hyphenation 6. Capitalization 7. Numbers and Numerals 8. Quotations 9. Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Symbols 10. Tables, Graphs, and Art 11. References 12. Front and Back Matter 13. Typecoding Part III. Language Editing 14. Grammar: Principles and Pitfalls 15. Beyond Grammar Checklist of Editorial Preferences Glossary of Copyediting Terms Glossary of Grammar Terms Answer Keys Selected Bibliography Index
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