The Editor's Companion

The Editor's Companion

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qAs the knowledge economy takes shape, editors face many challenges: technology is transforming publishing, text is losing out to graphics, and writing is distorted by clichAc, hype and spin. More than ever, editors are needed to add value to information and to rescue readers from boredom and confusion. qThe Editor's Companionq explains the traditional skills of editing for publication and how to adapt them for digital production. It describes the editorial tasks for all kinds of prints and screen publications - from fantasy novels, academic texts and oral history to web pages, government documents and corporate reports. It provides advice on operating a freelance business and includes the qAustralian Standards for Editing Practiceq as an appendix. It is an essential tool not only for professional editors, but also for media and publications officers, self-publishers and writers editing their own work.qAlthough the book industry is geographically skewed towards Sydney and Melbourne, editors are more evenly distributed. ... editors found that almost half of the respondents worked outside the book industry/1 How do you become an editor?

Title:The Editor's Companion
Author:Janet Mackenzie
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2004-07-21


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