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The Craft of EditingThe 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.


Go Ahead, Proof It!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.


The Associated Press Stylebook for AlaskaThe Associated Press Stylebook for Alaska by Dean Gottehrer
This updated and revised edition of "The Associated Press Stylebook for Alaska" is invaluable to journalists, librarians, researchers, and other professionals.


Handbook for ProofreadingHandbook for Proofreading by Laura Killen Anderson
Presents text and proofreading exercises, as well as step-by-step instructions for proofreading thoroughly, accurately, and efficiently.


A Guide to Documentary EditingA Guide to Documentary Editing by Mary-Jo Kline; Linda Johanson
First published in 1987, this widely acclaimed reference is now offered in a new and completely revised edition. Drawing on the experience of dozens of editorial projects, the author details every step of the editing process as now practiced in the electronic information age.


Developing Proofreading and Editing Skills with CDROMDeveloping Proofreading and Editing Skills with CDROM by Sue C. Camp
This text provides instruction and applications designed to sharpen skills in detecting and correcting errors in written communication of all kinds. The material progresses from easy-to-recognize errors to those that are more difficult to spot.


The Complete Guide to Editing Your FictionThe 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.


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