The Copyeditor's Workbook
Exercises and Tips for Honing Your Editorial Judgment
Put your editing skills into practice with this new companion to the handbook on every copyeditor’s desk.
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.
University of California Press, 9780520294356, 384pp.
Publication Date: May 14, 2019
About the Author
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.