The Copyeditor's Handbook: A Guide for Book Publishing and Corporate Communication

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Contents
Prefaceix
PART 1. THE ABCs OF COPYEDITING1
1. WHAT COPYEDITORS DO3
Principal Tasks4
Levels of Copyediting13
The Editorial Process15
Editorial Triage19
Estimates21
One Paragraph, Three Ways23
2. BASIC PROCEDURES29
Marking Changes on Hard Copy30
Making Changes On-Screen37
Querying39
Style Sheets47
Cleanup54
3. REFERENCE BOOKS AND RESOURCES57
Four Essential Books57
On the Bookshelf62
Newsletters66
Internet Sites66
PART 2. EDITORIAL STYLE69
4. PUNCTUATION71
Conventions, Fashions, and Style72
Function 1: Terminal Punctuation74
Function 2: Joining Clauses78
Function 3: Setting Off Phrases86
Function 4: Indicating Omission92
Mark-by-Mark Pitfalls93
Multiple Punctuation111
Eyeballing Every Mark113
Controversial Techniques115
Exercise A117
Exercise B119

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