The Subversive Copy Editor: Advice from Chicago (Or, How to Negotiate Good Relationships with Your Writers, Your Colleagues, and Yourself)

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University of Chicago Press
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5.4 X 8.4 X 0.7 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author
Carol Fisher Saller, now retired, was previously the editor of the Chicago Manual of Style Online's Q&A and a senior manuscript editor at the University of Chicago Press. She is a regular guest editor for the Chicago Manual of Style's Shop Talk blog. She is the author of several books for children, most recently the young adult novel Eddie's War.
"This is the book Oprah would write if her vocation were saving writers from embarrassment, rather than saving the whole world. To which I say, finally. I've got dozens of books concerned with the nuts and bolts of copy-editing, but this is the only one that teaches the fine art of chilling out."--Praise for the previous edition "Jennifer Balderama, New York Times "
"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 "