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Author: Carol Saller
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2009.
Series: Chicago guides to writing, editing, and publishing.
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Each year writers and editors submit over three thousand grammar and style questions to the Q & A page at The Chicago Manual of Style Online. Some are arcane, some simply hilarious-and one editor, Carol Fisher Saller, reads every single one of them. All too often she notes a classic author-editor standoff, wherein both parties refuse to compromise on the "rights" and "wrongs" of prose styling: "This author is giving  Read more...
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Saller, Carol.
Subversive copy editor.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008031055
(OCoLC)234260147
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Saller
ISBN: 9780226734101 0226734102 1282239988 9781282239982
OCLC Number: 435915201
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 134 pages).
Contents: The subversive copy editor --
The good launch --
Working for the reader, through the writer : carefulness, transparency, flexibility --
When things get tough : the difficult author --
Dear writers : a chapter of your own --
When things get tough (the sequel) : the dangerous manuscript --
Know thy word processor --
The living deadline --
That damned village : managing work relationships --
The freelancer's quandaries --
The zen of copyediting.
Series Title: Chicago guides to writing, editing, and publishing.
Responsibility: Carol Fisher Saller.

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Each year writers and editors submit over three thousand grammar and style questions to the Q & A page at The Chicago Manual of Style Online. Some are arcane, some simply hilarious-and one editor, Carol Fisher Saller, reads every single one of them. All too often she notes a classic author-editor standoff, wherein both parties refuse to compromise on the "rights" and "wrongs" of prose styling: "This author is giving me a fit." "I wish that I could just DEMAND the use of the serial comma at all times." "My author wants his preface to come at the end of the book. This just seems ridiculous to me.

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