The Copyeditor's Handbook by Amy Einsohn
Addressed to copyeditors in book publishing and corporate communications, this lively, practical manual explains what copyeditors do, what they look for when they edit a manuscript, and how they develop the editorial judgment needed to make sound decisions.
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 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.
Handbook 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 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.
Contemporary Editing by Ceclia Friend; Katherine C. McAdams; Cecilia Friend
Addresses the many facets of newspaper editing from grammar and design to questions of ethics in a multimedia culture. The textbook's 16 chapters are organized into three parts: basic skills; special issues in copy editing; and editing issues beyond the story itself, including photographs, graphics, page design, and Web editing.
Fundamentals of Copy and Layout by Albert C. Book; C. Dennis Schick
A perfect vehicle to help you write stronger headlines using the author's A-B-C formula; write about benefits, not features; prepare layouts--for everything from newsprint pages to billboards; write for the special needs of broadcast and interactive media and more. Whether you're just getting started or sharpening your skills, this is a vital tool for anyone who's in the business of creative communication.