What Editors Do: The Art, Craft, and Business of Book Editing by Peter Ginna

What Editors Do: The Art, Craft, and Business of Book Editing

Editing is an invisible art where the very best work goes undetected. Editors strive to create books that are enlightening, seamless, and pleasurable to read, all while giving credit to the author. This makes it all the more difficult to truly understand the range of roles they inhabit while shepherding a project from concept to publication. In What Editors Do, Peter Ginna...

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  • Shani
    “...for those with a passion for books, editing offers rewards that are hard to improve on--including a community of like-minded colleagues. One effect of the mediocre entry-level pay in publishing that that those who enter the business, almost to a one, do it because they love to read. Though ...
  • Erik
    Odporúčam každému, kto sa chce dozvedieť veľa o práci editorov. Nehovoriac, zme by to malo byť povinné pre nás aj pre študentov editorstva. Nie všetky štúdie mi prišli zaujímavé, ale to len preto, že sa daným špecialtám nevenujem. ODPOR?...
  • Dianna Winget
    This is a VERY informative book. It gives an up close and deeply personal look at the many varied jobs that go on in the publishing industry. What sets this book apart from similar ones is that this one is not specifically written for authors, it's aimed equally at those who might be interested in w...
  • Mills College Library
    808.027 W5552 2017...
  • Eliane Mitchell
    Needless to say, I learned a lot about book editing from this book. For me, the chapters on University Presses and freelance editing were a bit slow, but that's mainly because I am not interested in those fields myself. There are a lot of good quotations about what makes "good writing" in this book ...
  • Beth Jusino
    A book about the business of books, and the people who make them, particularly those who work in traditional publishing and developmental editing. Since that's been my work and business for almost 20 years, I found a lot to love. Those who are curious about making an editing career will benefit from...

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