The Chicago Guide to Copyediting Fiction

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University of Chicago Press
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6.0 X 8.9 X 0.6 inches | 0.75 pounds

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About the Author
Amy J. Schneider is a copyeditor with twenty-eight years of experience and the owner of Featherschneider Editorial Services. She has copyedited approximately five hundred novels and anthologies, including bestsellers in a variety of genres.
"A thoroughly helpful resource that I wish had been around when I first began my editing career. Now, years later, after meeting and interacting with writers and editors of all levels, I can say with confidence that Schneider's guidance is sorely needed for those who don't realize that the world of make-believe is just as specialized and nuanced as any other field."-- "Crystal Watanabe, owner and lead editor of Pikko's House"
"From the details of building a useful stylesheet to the philosophical depths of the editor's role in fiction, Schneider has transformed decades of experience into an invaluable and engaging resource that will guide wordsmiths for years to come. Veterans of the field will find much of value here, and new or aspiring copyeditors should drop everything and read this book immediately."-- "Sarah Grey, development editor at O'Reilly Media"
"A roadmap that should be on the must-read list of any professional editor who's serious about the art of copyediting fiction."-- "Louise Harnby, advanced professional member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading"
"Schneider's The Chicago Guide to Copyediting Fiction is a detailed, confidence-boosting resource for fiction editors at all levels of experience. . . Schneider puts the spotlight on fiction editing, writing with authority and a deep understanding of a fiction editor's specific needs, and the hands-on experience to provide useful solutions to plenty of common issues."-- "Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading"
"Copyeditors have long wished for a comprehensive and authoritative guide to working with fiction, and The Chicago Guide to Copyediting Fiction fills that void admirably. Amy Schneider takes you by the hand and provides valuable guidance on approach and fiction-specific style considerations based on her vast experience. New and seasoned fiction copyeditors both will find it useful in their day-to-day work. Authors, too, can benefit from the wealth of knowledge in this book, especially the sections on characters and timelines. This book is a must-read for every copyeditor who works with fiction."-- "Lori Paximadis, founder of Pax Studio"
"The Chicago Guide to Copyediting Fiction will please both fiction editors and authors who must self-edit. . . [Schneider] quickly but thoroughly covers style guides, characters, and locations. Each provides excellent advice to help authors create richer descriptions of these key story ingredients. The text is packed with good examples, as well as advice on handling issues you won't find in other guides."-- "Technical Communication"