The Iconic Page in Manuscript, Print, and Digital Culture by George Bornstein; Theresa Tinkle
Most readers think of a written work as producing its meaning through the words it contains. But what is the significance of the detailed and beautiful illuminations on a medieval manuscript? Of the deliberately chosen typefaces in a book of poems by Yeats? Of the design and layout of text in an electronic format? How does the material form of a work shape its understanding in a particular historical moment, in a particular culture? The material features of texts as physical artifacts--their "bibliographic codes" --have over the last decade excited increasing interest in a variety of disciplines. The Iconic Page in Manuscript, Print, and Digital Culture gathers essays by an extraordinarily distinguished group of scholars to offer the most comprehensive examination of these issues yet, drawing on examples from literature, history, the fine arts, and philosophy. Fittingly, the volume contains over two dozen illustrations that display the iconic features of the works analyzed--from Alfred the Great's Boethius through medieval manuscripts to the philosophy of C. S. Peirce and the dustjackets on works by F. Scott Fitzgerald and William Styron.
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.
The New York Times Manual of Style and Usage by Allan M. Siegal; William G. Connolly
A revised and expanded edition of the classic reference tool includes more than six hundred alphabetically arranged entries that provide guidelines and advice on questions of spelling, punctuation, English usage, grammar, syntax, and style.
Revising Business Prose by Sue C. Camp
As its title implies, this book deals with revising, not with original composition. In business writing, where a first draft often emerges quickly under the pressures of facts, figures, and deadlines, revision is typically the major part of a writing task, and collaborative revision often produces the final document. Revising Business Prose provides detailed revision guidance and a collaborative approach to writing easily applied to writing in business, industry, government, and academics. Based on the premise that bad writing in organizations imitates the bureaucratic style The Official Style, as it's called here this book shows readers how to transform stilted, dense prose into plain English. For anyone interested in the revision process in every business writing context.
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.
Proofreading Plain & Simple by Debra Hart May
Includes samples of writing, before and after being proofread, skill-building exercises, tips from the pros, and a glossary of common proofreading symbols.
The Writer's Reference Guide to Spanish by David W. Foster; Daniel Altamiranda; Carmen de Urioste
Writers and editors of Spanish have long needed an authoritative guide to written language usage, similar to The MLA Style Manual and The Chicago Manual of Style. And here it is! This reference guide provides comprehensive information on how the Spanish language is copyedited for publication.