The Subversive Copy Editor: Advice from Chicago (Or, How to Negotiate Good Relationships with Your Writers, Your Colleagues, and Yourself)
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"May be the best copy editor's companion since the CMS, the AP Style Guide and that dog-eared xerox of copy editing marks you keep tacked up on the cubicle wall. . . . This is an ideal complement to any style guide: practical, relentlessly supportive and full of ed-head laughs."--Praise for the previous edition "Publishers Weekly "
"One of the great virtues of this book (which has been very well copy-edited) is the many helpful examples of exchanges and situations Saller uses to illustrate her points. Many are real--and some, incidentally, very funny."--Praise for the previous edition "Times Literary Supplement "
"The best book on editing I've ever read."--Jonathon Owen "Arrant Pedantry "
"Saller is the mentor that every copyeditor dreams of: wise, smart, shrewd, gracious, generous, and self-deprecating."--Praise for the previous edition "Amy Einsohn, author of The Copyeditor's Handbook "
"If you admired--even loved--the first Subversive Copy Editor, you will perforce admire and love the second edition."--John McIntyre "Baltimore Sun "
"With the book, (Saller) hopes to give copy editors 'self-assurance and a measure of grace' in negotiating words with the writers we are 'charged with saving from themselves.' It's an invaluable work for aspiring copy editors, and a useful one for those more established. Writers--who all edit their own work, to a degree--will also find it illuminating. The Subversive Copy Editor is a wise, witty, and thoroughly helpful companion to the work of editing."--Stan Carey "Sentence First "
"Contains a multitude of pointers for anyone who deals with the written word. The triumvirate of carefulness, transparence, and flexibility is good advice for writers and editors of any level."--Praise for the audiobook version "AudioFile "