The fully revised and updated third edition of The Australian Editing Handbook is a comprehensive guide to successfully navigating the changes and challenges facing editors today. This definitive resource helps beginning editors, students of editing and publishing, or any editor seeking to learn more about a specific aspect of editing, such as ebooks.
Today, editors need to be able to respond to the demands of working with current and emerging technologies. While they are also editing a wider range of media, including ebooks, websites and tablet applications, the essential role of the editor is as important as ever and remains an integral part of the publishing process.
This new edition describes practical procedures for onscreen editing; managing illustrations, permissions, prelims and endmatter; print production; proofreading; and writing cover blurbs. The text is filled with examples, useful tips and checklists that ensure a deeper understanding of these essential elements.
Practical, authoritative and thoroughly rewritten, this handbook will show you how to create, manage and refine the written word for professional publication.
"This edition will be the practical manual of choice for new editors and proofreaders, and students in editing and publishing courses. More experienced editors will find this edition valuable for a clear overview of the publishing industry, and especially the new information about editing ebooks material that by itself justifies acquisition of the new edition."
Trischa Mann, President, Editors Victoria
"Editors seeking accreditation with the Australian Institute of Professional Editors should make the most of this new edition."
Pam Peters DE, President of the Society of Editors (NSW) Inc 2008 12
"This new edition is a fund of information and guidance on all aspects of editing in Australia."
Canberra Society of Editors