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.
Lapsing Into a Comma: A Curmudgeon's Guide to the Many Things That Can Go Wrong in Print--And How to Avoid Them by Bill Walsh
In an opinionated, humorous, curmudgeonly way, the copy chief for the "Washington Post's" business desk goes beyond the "AP Stylebook" to apply the basic rules to unique, modern grammar issues. Walsh explains how to deal with perplexing situations such as trendy words, foreign terms, and Web speak.
Developing 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 Editor's Toolbox: A Reference Guide for Beginners and Professionals by Leland B. Ryan; Buck Ryan; Michael O'Donnell
Evolved from a Northwestern University editing course taught by Ryan and O'Donnell for more than 10 years, Editor's Toolbox is designed as both a reference and a textbook. It will guide students and practitioners in the five essential language skills for editors (spelling, grammar, punctuation, usage, and AP style); detailed strategies for editing copy and writing headlines; and essential topics for the beginning editor (editing quotations, layout guidelines, photo editing, caption writing, and more).
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.
Editing for Writers by Lois Johnson Rew; Lois Johnson
Includes comments from professional writers and editors; and clear explanations of the guidelines for grammar, punctuation, word choice, sentence construction, and document organization.
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.