By Leslie T. Sharpe, Irene Gunther

ISBN-10: 0521456932

ISBN-13: 9780521456937

Enhancing truth and Fiction is a concise, useful advisor for individuals attracted to ebook publishing or already operating as editors who are looking to examine extra concerning the possibilities in different types of booklet enhancing. Writing in a full of life, casual type, editors with broad event in a wide selection of fields--fiction and nonfiction, exchange and reference, educational and advertisement publishing--explain what editors in numerous jobs quite do. The authors take the reader step-by-step in the course of the modifying technique, from manuscript to certain e-book. They speak about the foundations of sound modifying and supply many particular examples of ways to--and how now not to--edit replica. in addition they provide examples of ways to deal tactfully with authors and exhibit while editorial restraint is the easiest intervention. enhancing truth and Fiction is a ebook to be learn, not only mentioned. it is going to be an necessary consultant for someone pondering a occupation in publication publishing, a helpful source for operating editors who are looking to amplify their wisdom, and a useful gizmo for senior editors education employees.

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Sometimes the problems are on a more mundane level. The editor in chief of a dictionary told of hearing loud screams coming from down the hall one day, which brought him running out of his office. The cause was a huge water bug, which had been sighted in the library, terrifying most of the staff. "I found it sitting on a large tome/' he said, "appropriately enough, a book about insects. Since no one else was willing to touch it, it fell to me to kill the bug. " Some editors in chief have their own lists and their own stable of authors, and some even find time to edit the books on their list.

24 and 75. " "Note use of passive voice in three successive sentences. ) The author becomes an active player when he receives the edited manuscript. It is the author's responsibility to assiduously study—and either approve or disapprove—all editorial suggestions or changes. Some authors balk at changes, but most recognize—and are grateful for—editing that makes a better book. After the manuscript is returned, the copyeditor (or in some cases the production editor) carefully incorporates the author's responses into it.

30 Chapter 2 Fact or Fiction? Finding Your Niche Let us suppose you're a recent college graduate whose heart is set on a career in editing. Or, you've worked for a couple of years in the publicity department of a publishing house and are interested in switching to the editorial side. Or else you're a production editor who's just completed a copyediting course and would like a job that involves more editing. Over the course of several weeks, you've scanned the "Help Wanted" section of your newspaper and found three ads that intrigued you (see ads on next page).

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