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What editors do : the art, craft, and business of book editing

Author: Peter Ginna
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2017.
Series: Chicago guides to writing, editing, and publishing.
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Editing is an invisible art where the very best work goes undetected. Editors strive to create books that are enlightening, seamless, and pleasurable to read, all while giving credit to the author. This makes it all the more difficult to truly understand the range of roles they inhabit while shepherding a project from concept to publication. -- -- What Editors Do shows why, in the face of a rapidly changing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
What editors do.
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2017
(DLC) 2017025411
(OCoLC)975915893
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Ginna
ISBN: 9780226300030 022630003X
OCLC Number: 1004848899
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction --
The three phases of editing --
Acquisition: finding the book. Where it all begins / by Peter Ginna --
The alchemy of acquisitions: twelve rules for trade editors / by Jonathan Karp ; Thinking like a scholarly editor: the how and why of academic publishing / by Gregory M. Britton ; The lords of disciplines: acquiring college textbooks / by Peter Coveney --
The editing process: from proposal to book. The book's journey / by Nancy S. Miller ; What love's got to do with it: the author-editor relationship / by Betsy Lerner ; The other side of the desk: what I learned about editing when I became a literary agent / by Susan Rabiner ; Open-heart surgery, or just a nip and tuck?: developmental editing / by Scott Norton --
This needs just a little work: on line editing / by George Witte ; Toward accuracy, clarity, and consistency: what copyeditors do / by Carol Fisher Saller --
Publication: bringing the book to the reader. The flip side of the pizza: the editor as manager / by Michael Pietsch ; Start spreading the news: the editor as evangelist / by Calvert D. Morgan Jr ; The half-open door: independent publishing and community / by Jeff Shotts --
From mystery to memoir: categories and case studies. Listening to the music: editing literary fiction / by Erika Goldman ; Dukes, deaths, and dragons: editing genre fiction / by Diana Gill --
Marginalia: on editing general nonfiction / by Matt Weiland ; Once upon a time lasts forever: editing books for children / by Nancy Siscoe ; Lives that matter: editing biography, autobiography, and memoir / by Wendy Wolf ; From monographs to magnum opuses: editing works of scholarship / by Susan Ferber ; Reliable sources: reference editing and publishing / by Anne Savarese ; The pink should be a surprise: creating illustrated books / by Deb Aaronson --
Pursuing a publishing career: varieties of editorial experience. Widening the gates: why publishing needs diversity / by Chris Jackson ; The apprentice: on being an editorial assistant / by Katie Henderson Adams ; This pencil for hire: making a career as a freelance editor / by Katharine O'Moore-Klopf ; The self-publisher as self-editor / by Arielle Eckstut and David Henry Sterry ; A new age of discovery: the editor's role in a changing publishing industry / by Jane Friedman --
Conclusion. As time goes by: the past and future of editing.
Series Title: Chicago guides to writing, editing, and publishing.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Ginna.

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Editing is an invisible art where the very best work goes undetected. Editors strive to create books that are enlightening, seamless, and pleasurable to read, all while giving credit to the author. This makes it all the more difficult to truly understand the range of roles they inhabit while shepherding a project from concept to publication. -- -- What Editors Do shows why, in the face of a rapidly changing publishing landscape, editors are more important than ever.

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