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

by Carol Fisher Saller Author

If you only read one book about editing books, make it this one. Experienced editor and style guide expert Carol Fisher Saller gives you the tools to break free from rigid adherence to outdated language and stylistic rules and do the only work that matters when editing a book: Making it consistent, current, and in service to the reader. Much of this involves negotiating a strong working relationship between editor and author, so that the reader doesn't lose out in standoffs between two professionals willing to die on a grammatical hill. Copy editors, but really any editor can learn immensely from this sharply-written, thorough, engaging guide.