The Editor s Companion
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 27 June 2011
  • ISBN : 9781107380134
  • Page : 103 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters
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Get a book entitled The Editor s Companion, was written by Janet Mackenzie and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 27 June 2011 with total pages 103. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. As the knowledge economy takes shape, editors face many challenges. Technology is transforming publishing, text is losing out to graphics, and writing is distorted by cliché, hype and spin. More than ever, editors are needed to add value to information and to rescue readers from boredom and confusion. The Editor's Companion explains the traditional skills of editing for publication and how to adapt them for digital production. It describes the editorial tasks for print and screen publications, from fantasy novels and academic texts to web pages and government documents. It is an essential tool for professional editors, as well as media and publications officers, self-publishers and writers editing their own work. This revised edition features extended coverage of on-screen editing, single-source publishing and digital rights, a comprehensive glossary of editing terms and a companion website developed especially for students that includes editing exercises, expert 'tips' and essential weblinks.