The Complete Guide to Editing Your Fiction by Michael Seidman
Using an easy-to-reference format, experienced editor Michael Seidman shows writers how to approach fiction editing from three angles: macro editing, style editing and market editing. Writers will learn to reread their manuscript paying close attention to the continuity of narrative elements, such as point of view, characterization, sequencing and dialogue. After revising and rearranging these elements, writers will edit stylistic aspects, scanning their work with foolproof techniques that ensure proper spelling, grammar and word choice. This guide also teaches how to edit work from a marketing perspective, so writers can keep the expectations of their readership firmly in mind as they title their manuscripts and write their submissions.
Unbiased Editing in a Diverse Society by Elizabeth Wissner-Gross
This reference helps identify and eliminate prejudices that often inadvertently appear in print and electronic media; examines issues and policies regarding bias and style; explores various style recommendations; and offers examples of biased statements, with options.
Merriam-Webster's Manual for Writers & Editors: A Clear, Authoritative Guide to Effective Writing and Publishing by Merriam-Webster
The first-ever reference to actually record the styling conventions most used by working writers and editors. Comprehensive coverage of essential writing issues and editing concerns, including a section on indexing, design, and printing.
Go Ahead, Proof It! English and Grammar by K. D. Sullivan
Straightforward and easy to use, this guide has been designed especially for the nonprofessional. This uncomplicated resource explains the difference between ordinary reading and proofreading, offers techniques for efficient proofreading, and shows how to us an editorial style sheet.
Editors on Editing: What Writers Need to Know about What Editors Do by Gerald C. Gross
An indispensable guide for editors, would-be editors, and especially writers who want to understand the publishing process. In this classic handbook, top professionals write about the special demands and skills necessary for particular areas of expertise--mass market, romance, special markets, and more.
The Craft of Editing: A Guide for Managers, Scientists, and Engineers by Michael Alley
This guide discusses the common problems encountered by managers, editors, reviewers, and instructors who are called upon to improve, evaluate, or approve the writings of others. It discusses not only the specifics of editing for content, style, and presentation, but also the dynamics of the author-editor relationship and the problems that arise from having multiple editors involved in a project.
The Essentials of MLA Style: A Guide to Documentation for Writers of Research Papers with an Appendix on APA Style by Joseph F. Trimmer
In easy-to-use outline form, this little book is a handy distillation of the best-selling MLA Handbook, with all the information a student needs to format a typescript, list sources at the end of the paper, cite sources in the paper's text, and avoid unintentional plagiarism. It also includes a sample outline and research paper and, for writers in the social sciences, a brief discussion of the style preferred by the American Psychological Association. Up to date-with rules for citing such new media as CD-ROMS, videotapes, and online databases. Includes a complete sample outline and research paper, with an appendix on APA style.