What Editors Do

What Editors Do

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.
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...

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Year:
2017
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Language:
english
Pages:
320
ISBN 10:
022630003X
ISBN 13:
9780226300030
File:
EPUB, 538 KB
IPFS:
CID , CID Blake2b
english, 2017
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