Reference

Copyediting and Proofreading For Dummies

Author: Suzanne Gilad

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118051319

Category: Reference

Page: 384

View: 7860

Turn your knack for language into a lucrative career Must-know techniques and resources for maximizing your accuracy and speed Interested in becoming a copyeditor or proofreader? Want to know more about what each job entails? This friendly guide helps you position yourself for success. Polish your skills, build a winning résumé and land the job you've always wanted. Books, magazines, Web sites, corporate documents - find out how to improve any type of publication and make yourself indispensable to writers, editors, and your boss. Balance between style and rules Master the art of the query Use proofreader symbols Edit and proof electronic documents Build a solid freelancing career
Business & Economics

Copyediting and Proofreading For Dummies

Author: Suzanne Gilad

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470121718

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 364

View: 992

Turn your knack for language into a lucrative career Must-know techniques and resources for maximizing your accuracy and speed Interested in becoming a copyeditor or proofreader? Want to know more about what each job entails? This friendly guide helps you position yourself for success. Polish your skills, build a winning résumé, and land the job you've always wanted. Books, magazines, Web sites, corporate documents — find out how to improve any type of publication and make yourself indispensable to writers, editors, and your boss. THE DUMMIES WAY® Explanations in plain English "Get in, get out" information Icons and other navigational aids Online cheat sheet Top ten lists A dash of humor and fun Discover how to: Balance between style and rules Master the art of the query Use proofreader symbols Edit and proof electronic documents Build a solid freelancing career Get Smart! @www.dummies.com Find listings of all our books Choose from many different subject categories Sign up for eTips at etips.dummies.com
Reference

McGraw-Hill's Proofreading Handbook

Author: Laura Anderson

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071506063

Category: Reference

Page: 192

View: 3585

Expert advice to perfect your proofreading skills McGraw-Hill’s Proofreading Handbook helps ensure that your documents are letter-perfect, every time. Veteran editor and proofreader Laura Anderson arms you with all the tools of the proofreader’s trade and walks you step-by-step through the entire proofreading process.
Reference

The McGraw-Hill Desk Reference for Editors, Writers, and Proofreaders

Author: K. D. Sullivan,Merilee Eggleston

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071491228

Category: Reference

Page: 304

View: 6871

Packed with customizable editing tools--this practical, up-to-date reference includes the latest on writing and editing online The McGraw-Hill Desk Reference for Editors, Writers, and Proofreaders is an indispensable resource for writers, editors, proofreaders, and virtually everyone responsible for crafting clear, polished writing. Ideal for professionals and novices alike, it guides you through the entire proofreading and editing process and features a CD-ROM with more than 25 interactive tools and checklists. This all-in-one package offers style sheet templates, a list of editor’s symbols, comprehensive editing and proofreading checklists, and guides to commonly misspelled and confused words. It also presents advice on electronically editing and proofreading for the Web.
Copy editing

The Pocket Book of Proofreading

A Guide to Freelance Proofreading and Copy-Editing

Author: William Critchley

Publisher: William Robert Critchley

ISBN: 0955143721

Category: Copy editing

Page: 170

View: 8163

This is a guide to freelance proofreading and copy-editing, with examples of proof correction marks and exercises with corrections supplied.
Language Arts & Disciplines

The Copyeditor's Handbook

A Guide for Book Publishing and Corporate Communications, with Exercises and Answer Keys

Author: Amy Einsohn

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520218345

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 560

View: 6801

"A basic text for beginning copyeditors and a good read for old pros, this handbook will also enlighten any editor contemplating freelance work." -- Margaret Mahan, former Managing Editor, University of Chicago Press, and editor of The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition "The Copyeditor's Handbook brims with valuable information, good advice, and helpful suggestions for novice copyeditors and experienced practitioners. It is comforting to know that current and future copyeditors will be able to turn to this handbook. I'm placing this work, which fills a huge gap in the literature, right beside my dictionary, and will highly recommend it to all my colleagues and students." --Alice Levine, Lecturer, The Denver Publishing Institute, and freelance editor "A definite 'must have' for the beginning to intermediate editor or author, and even the experienced editor. An indispensable reference tool." --Kim Hawley, President, The Chicago Book Clinic "This is the book that every teacher of editing has been waiting for: thorough, clear, authoritative, up-to-date, and sane." --Beth Luey, Director, Scholarly Publishing Program, Arizona State University "This book warms the cockles of the copyediting heart. It is thorough, useful, helpful, and smart. And it fills a huge vacuum." --Constance Hale, author of Sin and Syntax and Wired Style "An excellent resource. The Copyeditor's Handbook should sit on every business editor's shelf, next to the in-house style guide." --Erika Henik, Research Publications Manager, Banc of America Securities LLC
Language Arts & Disciplines

Copy Editing for Professionals

Author: Edmund J. Rooney,Oliver R. Witte

Publisher: Stipes Pub Llc

ISBN: 9780875638966

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 412

View: 8103

Reference

What Editors Do

The Art, Craft, and Business of Book Editing

Author: Peter Ginna

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022630003X

Category: Reference

Page: 320

View: 9150

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. In What Editors Do, Peter Ginna gathers essays from twenty-seven leading figures in book publishing about their work. Representing both large houses and small, and encompassing trade, textbook, academic, and children’s publishing, the contributors make the case for why editing remains a vital function to writers—and readers—everywhere. Ironically for an industry built on words, there has been a scarcity of written guidance on how to actually approach the work of editing. This book will serve as a compendium of professional advice and will be a resource both for those entering the profession (or already in it) and for those outside publishing who seek an understanding of it. It sheds light on how editors acquire books, what constitutes a strong author-editor relationship, and the editor’s vital role at each stage of the publishing process—a role that extends far beyond marking up the author’s text. This collection treats editing as both art and craft, and also as a career. It explores how editors balance passion against the economic realities of publishing. What Editors Do shows why, in the face of a rapidly changing publishing landscape, editors are more important than ever.
Education

Find the Errors!

Proofreading Activities

Author: Nancy Lobb

Publisher: Walch Publishing

ISBN: 9780825137242

Category: Education

Page: 82

View: 2795

Provides reproducible activities designed to help students find errors in spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Self-Publishing For Dummies

Author: Jason R. Rich

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111805296X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

View: 4286

Covers budgeting, copyrighting, and marketing Know the pros and cons of self-publishing and get your work in print Thinking about self-publishing your book? This no-nonsense guide walks you through the entire process of going it alone, from preparing your manuscript and creating the perfect title to selling the final product. You'll see how to obtain an ISBN, work with printers and distributors, create a buzz with publicity, and take advantage of electronic publishing. Discover how to * Start your own publishing company * Edit your work effectively * Design and format your book * Hire skilled professionals to help * Manage outside vendors * Build awareness for your book online
Reference

McGraw-Hill's Proofreading Handbook

Author: Laura Anderson

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780071457644

Category: Reference

Page: 192

View: 4150

Expert advice to perfect your proofreading skills McGraw-Hill’s Proofreading Handbook helps ensure that your documents are letter-perfect, every time. Veteran editor and proofreader Laura Anderson arms you with all the tools of the proofreader’s trade and walks you step-by-step through the entire proofreading process.
Business & Economics

How to Start a Home-based Editorial Services Business

Author: Barbara Fuller

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762795301

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 2243

Freelance editors with the right skills are in demand throughout the publishing industry, for other types of businesses, and for independent authors with publishing projects. This book guides the reader through the steps needed to set up a home-based business, from determining which services to offer to marketing and developing a fee structure. Chapters cover the different types of editorial services (including developmental editing, copyediting, proofreading, and indexing) and offer valuable insight to the business end of working from a home office, addressing overhead concerns, money matters, the advantages and disadvantages of freelance editing, and more. The book also explores strategies for working successfully with clients. How to Start a Home-based Editorial Services Business is the one complete resource for this line of work. With more than a half million copies sold, Globe Pequot Press continues to grow its ever popular How To Start a Home-based Business series. Each volume includes worksheets, business and marketing forms, and everything you need to know about business start-up costs and strategies.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Editing Made Easy

Simple rules for effective writing

Author: Bruce Kaplan

Publisher: Upper Access Books

ISBN: 0942679369

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 112

View: 1399

Editing Made Easy is a quick, easy-to-read book that will help you communicate clearly and professionally. You will learn how to: make your writing more exciting and dynamic. avoid the most common errors of grammar and spelling. understand the styles of print and online media. avoid typographical and factual errors. improve the chances of having your work published. An international edition of Editing Made Easy, originally published in Australia, is a best-selling resource for writers throughout much of the English-speaking world. Now, the author has completely rewritten it to cover the rules and conventions of American English.
Reference

Writing Copy?For Dummies

Author: Jonathan Kranz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118069935

Category: Reference

Page: 384

View: 3735

Tips on writing to consumers and business-to-business Create captivating, results-oriented, sales-generating copy Need to produce winning copy for your business? This fast, fun guide takes you through every step of a successful copywriting project, from direct mail, print ads, and radio spots to Web sites, articles, and press releases. You'll see how to gather crucial information before you write, build awareness, land sales, and keep customers coming back for more. Discover How To: * Write compelling headlines and body copy * Turn your research into brilliant ideas * Create motivational materials for worthy causes * Fix projects when they go wrong * Land a job as a copywriter
Language Arts & Disciplines

English Grammar For Dummies

Author: Lesley J. Ward,Geraldine Woods

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470687045

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

View: 6461

If you're confused by commas, perplexed by pronouns, and plain terrified by tenses, English Grammar For Dummies will put your fears to rest. Packed with expert guidance, it covers everything from sentence basics to rules even your English teacher didn't know - if you want to brush up on your grammar, this is the only guide you'll ever need. Discover how to: avoid common grammatical errors; get to grips with apostrophes; structure sentences correctly; use verbs and find the right tense; and decide when to use slang or formal English.
Cooking

Cooking Basics For Dummies

Author: Marie Rama,Bryan Miller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118922328

Category: Cooking

Page: 456

View: 1506

Get started cooking now with Cooking Basics For Dummies, 5th Edition! Are you looking to dig yourself out of microwave dinners and learn the ropes of home cooking? Cooking Basics For Dummies, 5th Edition takes the intimidation out of cooking and helps you start cultivating your culinary prowess in no time. From learning fundamental cooking techniques like dicing, chopping, and saut?ing to creating delicious, easy-to-follow recipes, you'll discover how to cook up crowd-pleasing meals the whole family will enjoy—all without breaking a sweat! Even if you've never cracked an egg, this friendly, practical guide gives you all the ingredients to become a superior home cook. In plain English, it explains step-by-step how to master popular cooking techniques, such as dicing vegetables, hard boiling an egg, making quick and delicious sauces, planning menus, stocking your pantry, and so much more. Packed with more than 150 easy-to-follow recipes for every meal of the day, from mouth-watering mains to sumptuous sides to delectable desserts Helps you master grilling, slow cooking, baking, roasting, pressure cooking, and more Includes tips on adapting meals to meet the latest dietary trends, such as low-sugar, low-sodium, low-fat, plant-based, and vegetarian diets Covers shopping at farmer's markets and buying organic foods Cooking Basics For Dummies, 5th edition is for every beginner cook or polished chef looking for a refresher on breathing new life into home-cooked meals.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Writing Children's Books For Dummies

Author: Lisa Rojany Buccieri,Peter Economy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118460022

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

View: 9040

Everything aspiring authors need to write, publish, and sell a children's book Everyone loves a children's book—and many dream about writing one. But is it actually possible for an unpublished writer—armed with a good story idea and a love of kids—to write, sell, publish, and promote a book? Yes, it is! Clearly and concisely written with straightforward advice and a plethora of specific up-to-date recommendations, Writing Children's Books For Dummies provides step-by-step information on everything aspiring children's book authors need to know—from researching the current marketplace to developing story ideas, strengthening writing skills, dealing with editors, and submitting proposals and manuscripts to agents and publishers. Updated and improved writing exercises All new content on social media and establishing an online presence as an author Fresh, updated content on publishing via hard copy and all the e- platforms From setting down that first word on paper to doing a successful publicity tour, Writing Children's Books For Dummies gives you the confidence and the insiders' know-how to write and sell the story you've always wanted to write.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Proofreading Secrets of Best-Selling Authors

Author: Kathy Ide

Publisher: Lighthouse Publishing

ISBN: 9781938499340

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 282

View: 308

Learn how best-selling authors proofread their manuscripts to avoid typos, inconsistencies, inaccuracies, and errors in punctuation, usage, grammar, and spelling. Proofreading Secrets of Best-Selling Authors, by professional freelance author, editor, and proofreader Kathy Ide, is the essential go-to tool for aspiring and experienced writers and editors. This book includes all of the material from Ide's popular Polishing the PUGS book (now out of print), with added PUGS guidelines and helpful tips from multi-published authors on how to catch typos and other common mistakes. In Proofreading Secrets of Best-Selling Authors, Kathy Ide identifies the industry-standard references for books, magazines, and newspapers (which are different from the guidelines for other types of writing, such as college term papers). Using these official references, she highlights the most common mistakes writers make in the areas of punctuation, usage, grammar, and spelling (for which she uses the acronym PUGS). She also includes guidelines from The Christian Writer's Manual of Style for authors and editors who work in the inspirational market.