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Butcher's Copy-editing

Butcher's Copy-editing
The Cambridge Handbook for Editors, Copy-editors and Proofreaders

4th Edition

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Anne Waddingham
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  • Date Published: October 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521847131

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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.

    • Completely revised to reflect developments in electronic publishing
    • A classic reference guide for all those involved in preparing text and illustrations for publication
    • Clear explanations, examples and checklists provide an essential tool for new and experienced copy-editors
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "...Butcher and colleagues have produced a versatile book for either a quick reference or a thorough study of copy editing."
    Julie Kinyoun, Journal of the Society for Technical Communication

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    Product details

    • Edition: 4th Edition
    • Date Published: October 2006
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521847131
    • length: 558 pages
    • dimensions: 231 x 155 x 30 mm
    • weight: 1kg
    • contains: 28 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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
    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.

  • Authors

    Judith Butcher
    Judith Butcher has a wealth of editorial experience, gained first at Penguin Books, then at Cambridge University Press, where she was head of the copy-editing department. She is Honorary President of the SfEP.

    Caroline Drake
    Caroline Drake worked for publishers in London, Berlin and Oxford before joining Cambridge University Press in 1989. In 2005 she began to edit, write and train copy-editors on a freelance basis.

    Maureen Leach
    Maureen Leach worked at Cambridge University Press from 1973 until 2001, running the humanities and social sciences copy-editorial department from 1985. She now works as a freelance editor, copy-editor and proofreader.


    Anne Waddingham

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