Author: Scott Norton
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date: 2009-08-01
Editing is a tricky business. It requires analytical flair and creative panache, the patience of a saint and the vision of a writer. Transforming a manuscript into a book that edifies, inspires, and sells? That’s the job of the developmental editor, whose desk is the first stop for many manuscripts on the road to bookdom—a route ably mapped out in the pages of Developmental Editing. Author Scott Norton has worked with a diverse range of authors, editors, and publishers, and his handbook provides an approach to developmental editing that is logical, collaborative, humorous, and realistic. He starts with the core tasks of shaping the proposal, finding the hook, and building the narrative or argument, and then turns to the hard work of executing the plan and establishing a style. Developmental Editing includes detailed case studies featuring a variety of nonfiction books—election-year polemic, popular science, memoir, travel guide—and authors ranging from first-timer to veteran, journalist to scholar. Handy sidebars offer advice on how to become a developmental editor, create effective illustration programs, and adapt sophisticated fiction techniques (such as point of view, suspense, plotting, character, and setting) to nonfiction writing. Norton’s book also provides freelance copyeditors with a way to earn higher fees while introducing more creativity into their work lives. It gives acquisitions, marketing, and production staff a vocabulary for diagnosing a manuscript’s flaws and techniques for transforming it into a bestseller. And perhaps most importantly, Developmental Editing equips authors with the concrete tools they need to reach their audiences.
Author: William Germano
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date: 2016-04-08
For more than a decade, writers have turned to William Germano for his insider’s take on navigating the world of scholarly publishing. A professor, author, and thirty-year veteran of the book industry, Germano knows what editors want and what writers need to know to get their work published. Today there are more ways to publish than ever, and more challenges to traditional publishing. This ever-evolving landscape brings more confusion for authors trying to understand their options. The third edition of Getting It Published offers the clear, practicable guidance on choosing the best path to publication that has made it a trusted resource, now updated to include discussions of current best practices for submitting a proposal, of the advantages and drawbacks of digital publishing, and tips for authors publishing textbooks and in open-access environments. Germano argues that it’s not enough for authors to write well—they also need to write with an audience in mind. He provides valuable guidance on developing a compelling book proposal, finding the right publisher, evaluating a contract, negotiating the production process, and, finally, emerging as a published author. “This endlessly useful and expansive guide is every academic’s pocket Wikipedia: a timely, relevant, and ready resource on scholarly publishing, from the traditional monograph to the digital e-book. I regularly share it, teach it, and consult it myself, whenever I have a question on titling a chapter, securing a permission, or negotiating a contract. Professional advice simply does not get any savvier than this pitch-perfect manual on how to think like a publisher.”—Diana Fuss, Princeton University
Author: Tyler R. Tichelaar
Publisher: Marquette Fiction
Release Date: 2019-01-26
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Is your English degree collecting dust? Wouldn’t you love to work from anywhere, engaged in work you enjoy, while working for yourself and meeting all your financial needs? If you find this combination of freedom and interesting work appealing, The Nomad Editor will give you the tools you need to put your language skills, degree, and imagination to work for you as a freelance editor. And because the self-publishing revolution continues to expand, editors are needed now more than ever. Work is abundant, and The Nomad Editor will help you find it. Join Tyler R. Tichelaar, PhD, author, editor, and owner of Superior Book Productions, for an up-close-and-personal look at what it takes to be a freelance editor. In The Nomad Editor, you will discover how to: · Acquire the basic skills and knowledge of an editor · Determine what to charge · Set up your own business · Market your skills to compatible and lucrative clients · Provide outstanding value · Avoid clients who would eat you alive · Juggle multiple projects and meet deadlines · Never work for someone else again Best of all, you’ll be able to set your own hours, work from home or anywhere you want, supplement or replace your current income, create financial stability for yourself and your family, and do work you’ll love. Plus, you’ll know you’re making a difference by helping to bring entertainment and education to millions. Your new life of freedom as a freelance editor awaits you. Just open this book to claim it.
Author: Peter K. Ryan
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Release Date: 2013-07-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
The publishing industry is rapidly evolving and jobs in the business are changing as well. This book introduces readers to the variety of fields in electronic publishing. Readers learn about the education required to enter the business, including the technical and computer skills necessary. They learn about the basic concepts in publishing electronically, such as editing, production, and distribution, as well as copyright, piracy, and changing business models. The book outlines the various jobs, among them writers, editors, production editors, designers, and marketing and distribution professionals. Tools for electronic publishing, such as Photoshop and InDesign are introduced. Content platforms such as XML and ePub are also explained along with new promotion tools including social media. Finally, the book takes a look at what the future of electronic publishing may be. It serves as a great resource for those who are interested in publishing the written word in the digital age.
Whether you are a graduate student seeking to publish your first article, a new Ph.D. revising your dissertation for publication, or an experienced author working on a new monograph, textbook, or digital publication, Handbook for Academic Authors provides reliable, concise advice about selecting the best publisher for your work, maintaining an optimal relationship with your publisher, submitting manuscripts to book and journal publishers, working with editors, navigating the production process, and helping to market your book. It also offers information about illustrations, indexes, permissions, and contracts and includes a chapter on revising dissertations and one on the financial aspects of publishing. The book covers not only scholarly monographs but also textbooks, anthologies, multiauthor books, and trade books. This fifth edition has been revised and updated to align with new technological and financial realities, taking into account the impact of digital technology and the changes it has made in authorship and publishing.
Wie man einen Thriller schreibt – wer wüsste das besser als die Meisterin des subtilen Terrors und der Banalität des alltäglichen Schreckens? Patricia Highsmith lässt sich über die Schulter schauen, sie hat ein Werkstattbuch geschrieben für alle, die selbst schreiben oder nur wissen wollen, warum sie vom Werk dieser Autorin so gefesselt sind.
„Was liest du gerade?“ So beginnt das Gespräch zwischen Will Schwalbe und seiner Mutter Mary Anne. Sie ist todkrank, doch anstatt zu verzweifeln, widmet sie sich ihrer großen Leidenschaft, dem Lesen. Über ein Jahr begleitet Will seine Mutter bis zum Ende ihres Lebens – und durch eine Welt von Büchern, die sie gemeinsam erkunden: Joseph und seine Brüder, Die Eleganz des Igels, Der Vorleser ... Am Ende erkennt Will: Lesen ist nicht das Gegenteil von handeln – es ist das Gegenteil von sterben. Will Schwalbe erzählt die Geschichte jenes Jahres. Er erzählt von den Büchern, die ihrer beider Leben geprägt haben. Und er erzählt von Trauer, Angst und der Erkenntnis, dass das Glück ganz unerwartet aus dem Moment heraus entsteht.
Author: Linda D. Hall
Publisher: Gale Cengage
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Business & Economics
Each updated edition of this detailed resource identifies nearly 35,000 live, print and electronic sources of information listed under more than 1,100 alphabetically arranged subjects -- industries and business concepts and practices. Edited by business information expert James Woy.
Author: Judith Butcher
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2006-10-12
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
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.
Author: Christopher Paolini
Publisher: cbj Verlag
Release Date: 2009-03-11
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Der Wind heulte durch die Nacht und trug einen Duft heran, der die Welt verändern sollte ... Als Eragon auf der Jagd einen glänzenden blauen Stein findet, ahnt er nicht, dass dieser Fund sein Leben verändern wird. Doch plötzlich rührt sich der Stein. Feine Risse zeichnen sich auf seiner Oberfläche ab – ein Drachenjunges entschlüpft der Schale und es beschert Eragon ein Vermächtnis, das älter ist als die Welt ... Über Nacht wird Eragon in eine schicksalhafte Welt voller Magie und Macht geworfen. Elfen, Zwerge und Monster bevölkern Alagaesia, dessen grenzenlos grausamer Herrscher das Volk unterjocht. Mit nichts als einem Schwert und den Ratschlägen seines Lehrmeisters stellt sich Eragon dem Kampf gegen das Böse. An seiner Seite Saphira, der blaue Drache. Wird Eragon das Erbe der legendären Drachenreiter antreten können? Das Schicksal aller liegt in seiner Hand ...