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Free download » The Subversive Copy Editor, Second Edition: Advice from Chicago (or, How to Negotiate Good Relationships with Your Writers, Your ColActices while retaining the self deprecating tone and sharp humor that helped make the first edition so popular Saller maintains that through carefulness transparency and flexibility editors can build trust and cooperation with writersThe Subversive Copy Editor brings a refreshingly levelheaded approach to the classic battle between writers and editors This sage advice will prove useful and entertaining to anyone charged with the sometimes perilous task of Subversive Copy Editor Second Edition Epubimproving the writing of other. Got this recommended to me by my professional association group and went through it in a day A must read for any editors or would be editors out there it's a book that told me how to relax into the role be comfortable with my work and not stress so much It even has a chapter for Authors that gives information on how bet to work with your editor I refer back to it often

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Copy Editor PDFEPUB #235 Longtime manuscript editor and Chicago Manual of Style guru Carol Fisher Saller has negotiated many a standoff between a writer and editor refusing to compromise on the rights and wrongs of prose styling Saller realized that when these sides suared off it was often the reader who lost In her search for practical strategies for keeping Subversive Copy Editor Second Edition Epubthe peace The Subversive Copy Editor was born Sallers ideas struck a chord and the little book with The Subversive PDF big advice. 18 people found thus review helpfulThe Subversive Copy Editor Second EditionBy Carol Fisher SallerReviewed by C J Singh Berkeley CaliforniaTeach Yourself CREATIVE COPYEDITINGThe first item I noted is the uote on the opening page from H G Wells “No passion in the world is eual to the passion to alter someone else’s draft”This prompted me to finally knock at the manager’s door of the nearby Whole Foods Store I freuent “Please consider changing your ad from ‘The World’s Healthiest Food Store’ “Why” she frowned “Yes many customers know your store is very HealTHY some have complained on the internet that lot of items are overpriced We your regular customers would appreciate being assured that the items also are the most HealthFUL” “No” she said “I majored in English” Right I said English major right of course Healthy not Healthful Store 8 Know Thy Word Processor; 9 The Living Deadline; 10 The Damned Village Managing Work Relationships; 11 The Freelancer’s uandries; 12 Things We Haven’t Learned Yet Keeping Up Professionally; 13 The Zen of Copyediting; 14 You Still Want to Be a Copy Editor Breaking InTo teach yourself the copyediting craft I recommend1 Doing the exercises in the current edition of A WRITER'S REFERENCE;2 Doing the exercises in Amy Einsohn's THE COPYEDITOR'S HANDBOOK;3 Reading Carol Saller's The SUBVERSIVE COPY EDITOR See my reviews of these three books on Five star book For a flavor of the charm in Saller's writing please read my brief review of the first edition below c j singhReview of the first edition71 of 73 people found the following review helpful June 2 2009Reviewed by CJSingh Berkeley CaliforniaTeach Yourself the Craft of EditingIn teaching editing courses at UC Berkeley extension I always assigned The Chicago Manual of Style and Richard Lanham's Revising Prose 5th Edition for the introductory course For the advanced course we discussed Joseph Williams's Style Lessons in Clarity and Grace ninth edition As noted in my detailed reviews of the two latter books most students found them excellent I'm sure they'd be just as enthusiastic about The Subversive Editor by Carol Fisher Saller In fact I'd place this book near the top of the reading list for anyone interested in learning how to editSaller a senior mansucript editor at the University of Chicago Press also edits The Chicago Manual of Style Online's A uestionAnswer Written with charming wit her brief book presents numerous tips For several samples from the book please read onIntroducing her book Saller writes Although people outside the Press address us `Dear style goddesses' and assume we are experts on everything in the `Manual' most of the time I feel like the pathetic little person behind the curtain in `The Wizard of Oz' It's only because I'm surrounded and protected by knowledgeable and generous coworkers that I can assemble the authoritative front that appears in the A p xiFrom the A Oh English language gurus is it ever proper to put a uestion mark and an exclamation mark at the end of a sentence in formal writing p 31 A In formal writing we allow a uestion mark and an exclamation only in the event that the author was being physically assaulted while writing Otherwise no p 43On serial commas A Well if you don't allow the serial comma at all you will be stuck with situations like the following hypothetical dedication page that our managing editor likes to cite 'With gratitude to my parents Mother Teresa and the pope' p 70Know Thy Word Processor Is there an accepted practice for use of emoticons that include an opening or closing parenthesis as the final token within a set of parentheses p 71 A Until academic standards decline enough to accommodate the use of emoticons I'm afraid CMOS is unlikely to treat their styling But I kind of like that double chin effect p 79 Included in the above chapter is a footnote Hilary Powers has written a gem of a guide 'Making Word Work for You An Editor's Intro to a Tool of the Trade' You can download it inexpensively at p 72 I did ThanksOn Associated Press Stylebook Minimizing word count must be another goal for newspapers have you noticed their avoidance of 'that' even when it's needed 'They maintained the house for years was a haven for crackheads' It drives me crazy p 28Saller's use of subversive in the title is a bit of a teaser And she knows it Editor's first loyalty is to the audience of the work you're editing that is the reader Common sense tells us that working on behalf of the reader is not really a terribly subversive move p 4 To teach yourself the editing craft I recommend1 Doing the exercises in the current edition of A WRITER'S REFERENCE;2 Doing the exercises in Amy Einsohn's THE COPYEDITOR'S HANDBOOK;3 Reading Carol Saller's The SUBVERSIVE COPY EDITOR See my reviews of these three books on Five star book

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The Subversive Copy Editor Second Edition Advice from Chicago or How to Negotiate Good Relationships with Your Writers Your Colleagues and Guides to Writing Editing and PublishingUickly became a must have reference for copy editors everywhere In this second edition Saller adds new chapters on the dangers of allegiance to outdated grammar and style rules and on ways to stay current in language and technology She expands her advice for writers on formatting manuscripts for publication on self editing and on how not to be difficult Sallers own gaffes provide firsthand and sometimes humorous examples of exactly what not Subversive Copy Editor PDF #204 to do The revised content reflects todays publishing pr. This is not a book about grammar rules or the hard skills reuired for editing The Subversive Copy Editor looks at the soft skills reuired to navigate business relationships and other areas of importance to become a good copy editor organization attention to detail and knowledge of the tools used in editing I liked the further reading list and other resources at the back of the bookOverall a good book for both editors and writers