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Butcher’s Copy-editing: The Cambridge Handbook for Editors, Copy-editors and Proofreaders (Fourth Edition)

by Judith Butcher, Caroline Drake & Maureen Leach

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Since its first publication in 1975, Judith Butcher's Copy-editing has become firmly established as a classic reference guide. This fourth edition has been comprehensively revised to provide an up-to-date and clearly presented source of information for all those involved in preparing typescripts and illustrations for publication. From the basics of how to prepare text and illustrations for the designer and typesetter, through the ground rules of house style, to how to read and correct proofs, Copy-editing covers all aspects of the editorial process. New and revised features: • up-to-date advice on indexes, inclusive language, reference systems and preliminary pages • a chapter devoted to on-screen copy-editing • guidance on digital coding and publishing in other media such as e-books • updated to take account of modern typesetting and printing technology • an expanded section on law books • an essential tool for new and experienced copy-editors, working freelance or in-house Contents Preface 1. Introduction 2. Preliminary copy-editing, design and specimen pages 3. Preparing the typescript for the typesetter 4. Illustrations 5. Proofs 6. House style 7. Preliminary pages 8. Indexes 9. Other parts of a book 10. Bibliographical references 11. Literary material 12. Multi-author and multi-volume works 13. Science and mathematics books 14. Other special subjects 15. Reprints and new editions 16. On-screen editing Anne Waddingham Appendixes: 1. Checklist of copy-editing 2. Book sizes 3. Abbreviations for states in the USA 4. Phonetic symbols 5. The Russian alphabet 6. Old English and Middle English letters 7. French and German bibliographical terms and abbreviations 8. Mathematical symbols 9. Hebrew 10. Arabic 11. Islamic and other calendars 12. Countries of the former USSR, Baltic States and former Yugoslavia 13. Proof correction symbols 14. How to check that an ISBN is correct.

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Book :
Butcher’s Copy-editing: The Cambridge Handbook for Editors, Copy-editors and Proofreaders (Fourth Edition)
Book ID :
11206
Author :
Judith Butcher, Caroline Drake & Maureen Leach
ISBN 13 :
9780521719148
Year of Publication :
2011
Edition :
Reprint
Publisher :
Cambridge University Press
Binding :
Softcover
Pages :
557
Size :
15 x 23 cm
Weight :
0.83 kg

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