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The editor's companion

Author: Janet Mackenzie
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"As the knowledge economy takes shape, editors face many challenges: technology is transforming publishing, text is losing out to graphics, and writing is distorted by cliché, hype and spin. More than ever, editors are needed to add value to information and to rescue readers from boredom and confusion. "The Editor's Companion" explains the traditional skills of editing for publication and how to adapt them for  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Janet Mackenzie
ISBN: 0521605695 9780521605694
OCLC Number: 55286302
Description: xii, 219 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. The editor in context --
2. The publishing process --
3. Management and liaison --
4. Substance and structure --
5. Language --
6. Illustrations and tables --
7. Completeness and consistency --
8. Proofs --
9. Editing standards --
10. Working with documents and files --
11. Freelance editing.
Responsibility: Janet Mackenzie.

Abstract:

"As the knowledge economy takes shape, editors face many challenges: technology is transforming publishing, text is losing out to graphics, and writing is distorted by cliché, hype and spin. More than ever, editors are needed to add value to information and to rescue readers from boredom and confusion. "The Editor's Companion" explains the traditional skills of editing for publication and how to adapt them for digital production. It describes the editorial tasks for all kinds of prints and screen publications - from fantasy novels, academic texts and oral history to web pages, government documents and corporate reports. It provides advice on operating a freelance business and includes the "Australian Standards for Editing Practice" as an appendix. It is an essential tool not only for professional editors, but also for media and publications officers, self-publishers and writers editing their own work."
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