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Developmental editing : a handbook for freelancers, authors, and publishers

Author: Scott Norton
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009.
Series: Chicago guides to writing, editing, and publishing.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Editing is a tricky business. It requires analytical flair and creative panache, the patience of a saint and the vision of a writer. Transforming a manuscript into a book that edifies, inspires, and sells? That's the job of the developmental editor, whose desk is the first stop for many manuscripts on the road to bookdom-a route ably mapped out in the pages of Developmental Editing. Author Scott Norton has worked  Read more...
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Norton, Scott.
Developmental editing.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009
(DLC) 2008026886
(OCoLC)232656314
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Norton
ISBN: 9780226595160 0226595161 9780226595146 0226595145
OCLC Number: 435911899
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 238 pages)
Contents: Concept : shaping the proposal --
Content : assessing potential --
Thesis : finding the hook --
Narrative : tailoring the timeline --
Exposition : deploying the argument --
Plan : drafting a blueprint --
Rhythm : setting the pace --
Transitions : filling in the blanks --
Style : training the voice --
Display : dressing up the text.
Series Title: Chicago guides to writing, editing, and publishing.
Responsibility: Scott Norton.

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