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The Editor's Companion

by Janet Mackenzie

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An excellent reference source for editors and proofreaders, or those aspiring to it (like myself).

I found it very informative on a large range of subjects. ( )
  KylieL | Apr 28, 2010 |
A fantastic book that should be on the shelf of any editor. This is not a style guide, but rather a run down of what an editor does, what skills an editor requires, and what the life of an editor can be like. This book is especially good for freelancers, as it covers the often overlooked aspects such as lifestyle, costing, looking after yourself (desks, chairs etc.) and filing. If you are an editor, buy this book! ( )
  ForrestFamily | Aug 17, 2006 |
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As the knowledge economy takes shape, editors face many challenges: technology is transforming publishing, text is losing out to graphics, and writing is distorted by cliché, hype and spin. More than ever, editors are needed to add value to information and to rescue readers from boredom and confusion. The Editor's Companion explains the traditional skills of editing for publication and how to adapt them for digital production. It describes the editorial tasks for all kinds of print and screen publications - from fantasy novels, academic texts and oral history to web pages, government documents and corporate reports. It is an essential tool not only for professional editors but also for media and publications officers, self-publishers and writers editing their own work. With its broad coverage of editorial concerns The Editor's Companion is the 21st-century replacement for the friendly guidance of in-house mentors and colleagues.

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"The Editor's Companion explains the traditional skills of editing for publication and how to adapt them for digital production. It describes the editorial tasks for all kinds of print and screen publications - from fantasy novels, academic texts and oral history to web pages, government documents and corporate reports. It provides advice on operating a freelance business and includes the Australian Standards for Editing Practice as an appendix. It is an essential tool not only for professional editors but also for media and publications officers, self-publishers and writers editing their own work."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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