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The Resource Editors on editing : what writers need to know about what editors do, selected, edited, and with commentary and preface by Gerald Gross

Editors on editing : what writers need to know about what editors do, selected, edited, and with commentary and preface by Gerald Gross

Label
Editors on editing : what writers need to know about what editors do
Title
Editors on editing
Title remainder
what writers need to know about what editors do
Statement of responsibility
selected, edited, and with commentary and preface by Gerald Gross
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Since 1962 Editors on Editing has been an indispensable guide for editors, would-be editors, and especially writers who want to understand the publishing process. Written by America's most distinguished editors, these thirty-eight essays, over thirty written for this edition, will teach, inform, explain, and inspire anyone interested in the world of editing
  • Top professionals write with insight and candor about the special demands of and skills necessary for their particular areas of expertise, from mass market books to books for special markets, romance novels to reference books, religious books to children's books, science-fiction books to self-help books, and virtually every type of print publishing in between
  • Covering both the practical and the theoretical aspects of publishing, Editors on Editing includes essays on the evolution of the American editor; the ethical and moral dimensions of editing; how books are chosen; what an editor looks for in a query letter, proposal, and manuscript; line editing; copy editing; the free-lance editor; the question of "political correctness"; making the most of writers' conferences; plus numerous other pieces that provide a fascinating, provocative, and sometimes controversial look into the complete editorial process. An annotated bibliography helps make this completely revised edition essential for anyone interested in the art and craft of this all too often misunderstood profession
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
808/.027
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN162
LC item number
.E36 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Gross, Gerald
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Editing
  • Editors
  • Editors
Label
Editors on editing : what writers need to know about what editors do, selected, edited, and with commentary and preface by Gerald Gross
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "First Evergreen edition"--T.p. verso
  • "An Evergreen book"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Theory. What is an editor? / Alan D. Williams ; The evolution of the American editor / Marc Aronson ; An open letter to a would-be editor / M. Lincoln Schuster ; Are editors necessary? (revised for this edition) and On the decline of Western literature / Richard Curtis ; Lunch with a favorite agent / John F. Thornton ; Breaking faith : a publishing parable / Maxwell Gherkin ; Mistah Perkins, he dead : publishing today (with a postscript for this edition) / Gerald Howard ; Doing good, and doing it right : the ethical and moral dimensions of editing / James O'Shea Wade -- How books are chosen : what goes into making an editorial decision / Richard Marek --
  • Practice. What editors look for in a query letter, proposal, and manuscript / Jane von Mehren ; The editor and the author at the writers' conference : why they go, what they do / Michael Seidman ; The editor as negotiator / Martha K. Levin ; Editing for the Christian marketplace / Janet Hoover Thoma ; Editing books for the Jewish market : a commitment to community / Bonny V. Fetterman ; Developmental editing : a creative collaboration / Paul D. McCarthy ; The copy editor and the author / Gypsy da Silva ; Line editing : drawing out the best book possible / Maron L. Waxman ; Line editing : the art of the reasonable suggestion / John K. Paine ; The role of the editorial assistant / Casey Fuetsch ; Working with a free-lance editor or book doctor / Gerald (Jerry) Gross ; Editing true crime / Charles Spicer ; Editing crime fiction / Ruth Cavin ; The pleasures and perils of editing mass-market paperbacks / Mel Parker ; Editing trade paperbacks in middle age : theirs and mine / Mark Alan Gompertz ; Editing nonfiction : the question of "political correctness" / Wendy M. Wolf ; Editing fiction : the question of "political correctness" / Michael Denneny ; Editing scholars in three modes for three audiences / Jane Isay ; Editing for a small press : publishing the way it used to be / Scott Walker ; Editing fiction as an act of love / Faith Sale ; On editing nonfiction : multiple majors in a university of subjects / Fredrica S. Friedman ; Editing the science-fiction and fantasy novel : the importance of calling everyone Fred / John W. Silbersack ; Editing children's books / Phyllis J. Fogelman ; Editing reference books / Linda Halvorson Morse ; The editor of lives / Peter Davison ; Editing popular psychology and self-help books / Toni Burbank ; Editing the romance novel / Linda Marrow ; Editing male-oriented escapist fiction / Greg Tobin -- An annotated bibliography of books on editing and publishing / by Jean-Louis Brindamour and Joseph M. Lubow
Control code
26634844
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
3rd completely rev. ed.
Extent
xx, 377 pages
Isbn
9780802132635
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
92029806
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1712165
Label
Editors on editing : what writers need to know about what editors do, selected, edited, and with commentary and preface by Gerald Gross
Publication
Note
  • "First Evergreen edition"--T.p. verso
  • "An Evergreen book"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Theory. What is an editor? / Alan D. Williams ; The evolution of the American editor / Marc Aronson ; An open letter to a would-be editor / M. Lincoln Schuster ; Are editors necessary? (revised for this edition) and On the decline of Western literature / Richard Curtis ; Lunch with a favorite agent / John F. Thornton ; Breaking faith : a publishing parable / Maxwell Gherkin ; Mistah Perkins, he dead : publishing today (with a postscript for this edition) / Gerald Howard ; Doing good, and doing it right : the ethical and moral dimensions of editing / James O'Shea Wade -- How books are chosen : what goes into making an editorial decision / Richard Marek --
  • Practice. What editors look for in a query letter, proposal, and manuscript / Jane von Mehren ; The editor and the author at the writers' conference : why they go, what they do / Michael Seidman ; The editor as negotiator / Martha K. Levin ; Editing for the Christian marketplace / Janet Hoover Thoma ; Editing books for the Jewish market : a commitment to community / Bonny V. Fetterman ; Developmental editing : a creative collaboration / Paul D. McCarthy ; The copy editor and the author / Gypsy da Silva ; Line editing : drawing out the best book possible / Maron L. Waxman ; Line editing : the art of the reasonable suggestion / John K. Paine ; The role of the editorial assistant / Casey Fuetsch ; Working with a free-lance editor or book doctor / Gerald (Jerry) Gross ; Editing true crime / Charles Spicer ; Editing crime fiction / Ruth Cavin ; The pleasures and perils of editing mass-market paperbacks / Mel Parker ; Editing trade paperbacks in middle age : theirs and mine / Mark Alan Gompertz ; Editing nonfiction : the question of "political correctness" / Wendy M. Wolf ; Editing fiction : the question of "political correctness" / Michael Denneny ; Editing scholars in three modes for three audiences / Jane Isay ; Editing for a small press : publishing the way it used to be / Scott Walker ; Editing fiction as an act of love / Faith Sale ; On editing nonfiction : multiple majors in a university of subjects / Fredrica S. Friedman ; Editing the science-fiction and fantasy novel : the importance of calling everyone Fred / John W. Silbersack ; Editing children's books / Phyllis J. Fogelman ; Editing reference books / Linda Halvorson Morse ; The editor of lives / Peter Davison ; Editing popular psychology and self-help books / Toni Burbank ; Editing the romance novel / Linda Marrow ; Editing male-oriented escapist fiction / Greg Tobin -- An annotated bibliography of books on editing and publishing / by Jean-Louis Brindamour and Joseph M. Lubow
Control code
26634844
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
3rd completely rev. ed.
Extent
xx, 377 pages
Isbn
9780802132635
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
92029806
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1712165

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