The Copyeditor's Workbook (Paperback)

Exercises and Tips for Honing Your Editorial Judgment

By Erika Buky, Marilyn Schwartz, Amy Einsohn

University of California Press, 9780520294356, 384pp.

Publication Date: May 14, 2019

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Description

The Copyeditor’s Workbook—a companion to the indispensable Copyeditor’s Handbook, now in its fourth edition—offers comprehensive and practical training for both aspiring and experienced copyeditors. Exercises of increasing difficulty and length, covering a range of subjects, enable you to advance in skill and confidence. Detailed answer keys offer a grounding in editorial basics, appropriate usage choices for different contexts and audiences, and advice on communicating effectively with authors and clients. The exercises provide an extensive workout in the knowledge and skills required of contemporary editors.

Features and benefits
  • Workbook challenges editors to build their skills and to use new tools.
  • Exercises vary and increase in difficulty and length, allowing users to advance along the way.
  • Answer keys illustrate several techniques for marking copy, including marking PDFs and hand marking hard copy.
  • Book includes access to online exercises available for download.
 



About the Author

Erika Buky is a freelance editor currently based in New Zealand. She joined the University of California Press in 1991 and served as Assistant Managing Editor from 2000 to 2004. She has worked as a freelance copyeditor and developmental editor for scholarly and commercial publishers, research foundations, advocacy groups, museums, and private clients. She has also taught English composition and grammar, rhetoric, and scholarly editing.
 
After earning a PhD in English in 1976, Marilyn Schwartz joined the staff of the University of California Press and served as Managing Editor for twenty-eight years. From 1979 through 2004 she also taught editorial workshops for UC Berkeley Extension. She is the principal author of Guidelines for Bias-Free Writing.
 
Amy Einsohn was a professional editor who worked in scholarly, trade nonfiction, and corporate publishing. She taught dozens of copyediting courses and also conducted on-site corporate training workshops.