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Copyediting and Proofreading for Dummies


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Introduction. Part I: Welcome to the Word World. Chapter 1: Reading as a Job? Oh, Yes. Chapter 2: Jobs for Bookworms. Chapter 3: Other Publishing Opportunities. Part II: Conquering Copyediting. Chapter 4: So, What Does a Copyeditor Do? Chapter 5: What Makes a Good Copyeditor Great. Chapter 6: A Handful of Copyediting Specialties. Chapter 7: The Copyediting Process in Action. Part III: Picking Up a Proofreading Career. Chapter 8: So, What Does a Proofreader Do? Chapter 9: Mastering the Proofreading Symbols. Chapter 10: Dipping Your Pencil in the Proofreading Waters. Chapter 11: Watching a Proofreader in Action. Part IV: Adding to Your Repertoire. Chapter 12: Boning Up on Punctuation and Usage. Chapter 13: Dissecting Books and Magazines. Chapter 14: Balancing Between Style and Rules. Chapter 15: Creating and Using the All-Important Style Sheet. Chapter 16: Formatting a Manuscript. Chapter 17: Editing and Proofreading Electronically. Part V: Turning Your Skills into Paychecks. Chapter 18: Hunting for Work. Chapter 19: Preparing for a Freelance Career. Chapter 20: Keeping the Freelance Jobs Coming. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 21: Ten Keys to Success as a Copyeditor. Chapter 22: Ten Keys to Success as a Proofreader. Part VII: Appendixes. Appendix A: Commonly Misspelled Words. Appendix B: Glossary. Appendix C: Online Resources. Index.

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Suzanne Gilad has proofread or copyedited over 1,200 titles for more than 20 prominent publishing imprints.

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