search for books and compare prices
cover image
The Subversive Copy Editor: Advice from Chicago Or, How to Negotiate Good Relationships With Your Writers, Your Colleagues, and Yourself
Price
Store
Arrives
Preparing
Shipping
The price is the lowest for any condition, which may be new or used; other conditions may also be available. Rental copies must be returned at the end of the designated period, and may involve a deposit.
Jump down to see edition details for: Hardcover | Paperback
Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ of Chicago Pr
Publication date April 18, 2016
Pages 186
Binding Paperback
Edition 2
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780226240077
ISBN-10 022624007X
Dimensions 0.50 by 4 by 6 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Original list price $15.00
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
Longtime manuscript editor and Chicago Manual of Style guru Carol Fisher Saller has negotiated many a standoff between a writer and editor refusing to compromise on the “rights” and “wrongs” of prose styling. Saller realized that when these sides squared off, it was often the reader who lost. In her search for practical strategies for keeping the peace, The Subversive Copy Editor was born. Saller’s ideas struck a chord, and the little book with big advice quickly became a must-have reference for copy editors everywhere.

In this second edition, Saller adds new chapters, on the dangers of allegiance to outdated grammar and style rules and on ways to stay current in language and technology. She expands her advice for writers on formatting manuscripts for publication, on self-editing, and on how not to be “difficult.” Saller’s own gaffes provide firsthand (and sometimes humorous) examples of exactly what not to do. The revised content reflects today’s publishing practices while retaining the self-deprecating tone and sharp humor that helped make the first edition so popular. Saller maintains that through carefulness, transparency, and flexibility, editors can build trust and cooperation with writers.

The Subversive Copy Editor brings a refreshingly levelheaded approach to the classic battle between writers and editors. This sage advice will prove useful and entertaining to anyone charged with the sometimes perilous task of improving the writing of others.


Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780226734248
 
2 edition from Univ of Chicago Pr (April 18, 2016); titled "The Subversive Copy Editor: Advice from Chicago Or, How to Negotiate Good Relationships With Your Writers, Your Colleagues, and Yourself"
9780226239903 | details & prices | 186 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.84 lbs | List price $45.00
from Univ of Chicago Pr (March 16, 2009)
9780226734248 | details & prices | 134 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $35.00
About: Each year writers and editors submit over three thousand grammar and style questions to the Q&A page at The Chicago Manual of Style Online.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780226240077 Book cover for 9780226734255
 
The price comparison is for this edition
2 edition from Univ of Chicago Pr (April 18, 2016); titled "The Subversive Copy Editor: Advice from Chicago Or, How to Negotiate Good Relationships With Your Writers, Your Colleagues, and Yourself"
9780226240077 | details & prices | 186 pages | 4.00 × 6.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $15.00
About: Longtime manuscript editor and Chicago Manual of Style guru Carol Fisher Saller has negotiated many a standoff between a writer and editor refusing to compromise on the “rights” and “wrongs” of prose styling.
from Univ of Chicago Pr (March 16, 2009)
9780226734255 | details & prices | 134 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $13.00
About: Each year writers and editors submit over three thousand grammar and style questions to the Q&A page at The Chicago Manual of Style Online.

Pricing is shown for items sent to or within the U.S., excluding shipping and tax. Please consult the store to determine exact fees. No warranties are made express or implied about the accuracy, timeliness, merit, or value of the information provided. Information subject to change without notice. isbn.nu is not a bookseller, just an information source.