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

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Author: Amy Einsohn

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Hulbine
It's terrific and you will need it. Don't scrimp and buy cheaper books on copyediting because I have and I find bad advice and even numerous mistakes in them. This book is one of the few that doesn't rhapsodize Strunk & White, which I'm tired of after all these years. If I had any advice for Ms. Einsohn, it'd be to update some of the examples, even if it's just a question of changing the year to reflect that we're now in the 21st century, and to replace the chapter on typecoding (c'mon, did any of you really read that?) with one on copyediting for the Web, which has it's own rules and idiosyncrasies and is where a huge amount of writing is now. Einsohn is good about reminding copyeditors to be diplomatic when suggesting changes, something not all of us do naturally.
Reading this book twice or more is a good idea.

** Right after I wrote this I did a search for Einsohn and learned that she died in February of 2014, at age 61. She will be one of the rare few who writes a technical book about a trade yet be remembered with warmth only for that. Reading it is like having coffee with the smartest friend you have and listening while she gives you invaluable advice. I hope the book will continue to be updated and revised by someone able to maintain Ms. Einsohn's high level. **
Hulbine
It's terrific and you will need it. Don't scrimp and buy cheaper books on copyediting because I have and I find bad advice and even numerous mistakes in them. This book is one of the few that doesn't rhapsodize Strunk & White, which I'm tired of after all these years. If I had any advice for Ms. Einsohn, it'd be to update some of the examples, even if it's just a question of changing the year to reflect that we're now in the 21st century, and to replace the chapter on typecoding (c'mon, did any of you really read that?) with one on copyediting for the Web, which has it's own rules and idiosyncrasies and is where a huge amount of writing is now. Einsohn is good about reminding copyeditors to be diplomatic when suggesting changes, something not all of us do naturally.
Reading this book twice or more is a good idea.

** Right after I wrote this I did a search for Einsohn and learned that she died in February of 2014, at age 61. She will be one of the rare few who writes a technical book about a trade yet be remembered with warmth only for that. Reading it is like having coffee with the smartest friend you have and listening while she gives you invaluable advice. I hope the book will continue to be updated and revised by someone able to maintain Ms. Einsohn's high level. **
Araath
"The Copyeditor's Handbook" is book is a life-saver! I'm studying to be an editor and it's not always easy to understand what is known as 'the' editor's bible: the Chicago Manual of Style. This book, however, simplifies and explains so many rules that CMS does not elaborate on, allowing the reader to breathe a little easier as a result. I highly recommend this to writers, authors, editors, and pretty much anyone who is in love with the written word and could use a friendlier reference manual.
Araath
"The Copyeditor's Handbook" is book is a life-saver! I'm studying to be an editor and it's not always easy to understand what is known as 'the' editor's bible: the Chicago Manual of Style. This book, however, simplifies and explains so many rules that CMS does not elaborate on, allowing the reader to breathe a little easier as a result. I highly recommend this to writers, authors, editors, and pretty much anyone who is in love with the written word and could use a friendlier reference manual.
Olma
I wish I had read this when I was still working at a publishing house, but now that I am freelancing full-time, I'm beefing up my skills with an online class that uses "The Copyeditor's Handbook" as the main textbook. It's excellent. I find the book to be informative and the author to be flexible about editorial situations that often come down to a judgment call.

Einsohn has pored through many books about writing and editing order to put today's editorial questions into context, and her brief discussions of our evolving language are quite interesting. Sometimes, we find that something we have been taught is a no-no (like ending sentences with prepositions) has actually been done successfully for many years.

There are helpful exercises throughout so readers can test themselves on the concepts being presented, a glossary of grammar terms and one of copyediting terms, careful explanations about typecoding for people who still edit on paper, and discussions of some of the finer relational questions about copyediting. (For example, when does a copyeditor cross the line from helpful changes to unwarranted interventions?) No editor should be without this guide.
Olma
I wish I had read this when I was still working at a publishing house, but now that I am freelancing full-time, I'm beefing up my skills with an online class that uses "The Copyeditor's Handbook" as the main textbook. It's excellent. I find the book to be informative and the author to be flexible about editorial situations that often come down to a judgment call.

Einsohn has pored through many books about writing and editing order to put today's editorial questions into context, and her brief discussions of our evolving language are quite interesting. Sometimes, we find that something we have been taught is a no-no (like ending sentences with prepositions) has actually been done successfully for many years.

There are helpful exercises throughout so readers can test themselves on the concepts being presented, a glossary of grammar terms and one of copyediting terms, careful explanations about typecoding for people who still edit on paper, and discussions of some of the finer relational questions about copyediting. (For example, when does a copyeditor cross the line from helpful changes to unwarranted interventions?) No editor should be without this guide.
Shaktit
This is a really great guide. I got offered a copyediting job, which I had never done before, and kind of freaked out. My friend, a professional copyeditor, recommended this book. With focused study, I was able to teach myself to copyedit well enough to get paid to do. Now the company that hired me has me copyedit all of their publications.

The book has exercises for practice. I did them in pencil so I could do them more than once.

The way the book is organized is a little weird, making it slightly difficult to use as a reference. Nonetheless, I do reach for it time and time again while I'm copyediting. I recommend flagging the pages with grammatical concepts that you often need to review.
Shaktit
This is a really great guide. I got offered a copyediting job, which I had never done before, and kind of freaked out. My friend, a professional copyeditor, recommended this book. With focused study, I was able to teach myself to copyedit well enough to get paid to do. Now the company that hired me has me copyedit all of their publications.

The book has exercises for practice. I did them in pencil so I could do them more than once.

The way the book is organized is a little weird, making it slightly difficult to use as a reference. Nonetheless, I do reach for it time and time again while I'm copyediting. I recommend flagging the pages with grammatical concepts that you often need to review.
HeonIc
Not just a book for editors! Oh, not at all!
Every writer, from newbies to NY Times bestsellers would benefit from this handy text.
It give very clear guidelines on how to price yourself as an editor, along with levels of editing and descriptions of the different kinds of editors on different publications. Any budding editor will know what to expect from their career choice.
As for writers, the book has a great collection of grammar, punctuation, and spelling guidelines, which are all presented in an easy-to-understand format. Follow these guidelines, and your editor will praise you as a Literary Deity. Or, at least, give you a heartfelt "thank you."
HeonIc
Not just a book for editors! Oh, not at all!
Every writer, from newbies to NY Times bestsellers would benefit from this handy text.
It give very clear guidelines on how to price yourself as an editor, along with levels of editing and descriptions of the different kinds of editors on different publications. Any budding editor will know what to expect from their career choice.
As for writers, the book has a great collection of grammar, punctuation, and spelling guidelines, which are all presented in an easy-to-understand format. Follow these guidelines, and your editor will praise you as a Literary Deity. Or, at least, give you a heartfelt "thank you."
Darkraven
I was reluctant to order this as it is expensive, but I have not stopped using it since it arrived. I was sorry that I waited! This book is worth its weight in gold, and in advice. It is timely, easy to use, helpful, well-written, and a great supplement to CMA, Garner's, and any other reference you may be using. I love it!
Darkraven
I was reluctant to order this as it is expensive, but I have not stopped using it since it arrived. I was sorry that I waited! This book is worth its weight in gold, and in advice. It is timely, easy to use, helpful, well-written, and a great supplement to CMA, Garner's, and any other reference you may be using. I love it!
Alsath
I love this book. I'm a writer, not a copyeditor. This text helped me understand what I need to work on, and how a copyeditor works. It also goes through the various steps in book publishing in great detail, which is very useful. In the past, I worked for two major publishers and can attest that the information is very accurate.
Alsath
I love this book. I'm a writer, not a copyeditor. This text helped me understand what I need to work on, and how a copyeditor works. It also goes through the various steps in book publishing in great detail, which is very useful. In the past, I worked for two major publishers and can attest that the information is very accurate.
I had done some proofreading and editing, but not at a career, and so learned a whole lot from this book. The examples and exercises were very beneficial to me. I liked how this book made the distinction between what were fixed rules and what were only matters of opinion or preference. The one thing that I found a little funny was on page 406. In the section about bias-free language and explaining that we should not assume that all pioneers or rock musicians are men, the very next page then urges caution when using sports metaphors, because they may "make some women feel that they are not part of the intended audience." That to me is funny! In the section about bias-free language, the author seems to tell us that only men can understand sports metaphors. Rather than saying that those who do not follow sports may not understand sports metaphors, the author specifically says that the reason to be careful is that some women may not understand sports metaphors. Other than that, I thought that the book was very helpful and I am glad that I read it.
I had done some proofreading and editing, but not at a career, and so learned a whole lot from this book. The examples and exercises were very beneficial to me. I liked how this book made the distinction between what were fixed rules and what were only matters of opinion or preference. The one thing that I found a little funny was on page 406. In the section about bias-free language and explaining that we should not assume that all pioneers or rock musicians are men, the very next page then urges caution when using sports metaphors, because they may "make some women feel that they are not part of the intended audience." That to me is funny! In the section about bias-free language, the author seems to tell us that only men can understand sports metaphors. Rather than saying that those who do not follow sports may not understand sports metaphors, the author specifically says that the reason to be careful is that some women may not understand sports metaphors. Other than that, I thought that the book was very helpful and I am glad that I read it.