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The Elements of Editing A good complement to The Elements of Style It s a concise introductory manual that is helpful for anyone wishing to brush up on their editing. New Download The Elements of Editing Author Arthur Plotnik For Kindle ePUB or eBook – grisedalelodge.co.uk

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  1. I d like to share what is possibly the most erotic paragraph ever to discuss copyediting An editor s only permanent alliance is with the audience, the readership It is the editor s responsibility to hook that readership to edify it, entertain it, stroke it, shake it up do whatever necessary to keep the medium hot and desirable for the people who support it Hot and desirable Exactly how I like my edits Most of the book s technical recommendations are way out of date, as it was published in I d like to share what is possibly the most erotic paragraph ever to discuss copyediting An editor s only permanent alliance is with the audience, the readership It is the editor s responsibility to hook that readership to edify it, entertain it, stroke it, shake it up do whatever necessary to keep the medium hot and desirable ...

  2. I wish I could find acurrent updated version of this book The Elements of Editing is perfectly edited Of all the books on writing I ve read this one cuts the fat and is nothing but what I need There are no long winded stories and analogies that go on for paragraphs and pages Nope, every page of this book had a post it for notes and the notes were straight forward Just think of when you read reviews that say, They could of said it in half the pages Plotnik says it in half the pages I wish I could find acurrent updated version of this book The Elements of Editing is perfectly edited Of all the books on writing I ve read this one cuts the fat and is nothing but what I need There are no long winded stories and analogies that go on for paragraphs and pages Nope, every ...

  3. While I m not particularly interested in ever becoming an editor, I have done some work line editing, and with the amount of writing I ve been doing, I soon hope to have dealings with someone bearing the earned title of Editor Though a few sections of this book were hopelessly outdated The chapter on Information Retrieval, in particular there was still a good bit of information to be gleaned in helping someone like me understand the process and motivations of my future editor As some autho While I m not particularly interested i...

  4. This broad ranging handbook is mostly for journalistic editors, but I found it helpful and interesting it s true that I m intrigued by most discussions of editing and writing, but I think anyone can appreciate the simplicity, directness, experience, and humor with which this book was written.I skimmed quickly through the chapters on copyright and libel many of the rules have probably changed since 1982, when this book was written , but I found the section on electronic editing to be surprisin This broad ranging handbook is mostly for journalistic editors, but I found it helpful and interesting it s true that I m intrigued by most discussions of editing and writing, but I think anyone can appreciate the simplicity, directness, experience, and humor with which this book was written.I skimmed quickly through the chapters on copyright and libel many of the rules have probably changed since 1982, when this book was written , but I found the section on electronic editing to be surprisingly up to date in places For instance, Plotnik assures editors that computers will not push them out of existence because readers get tired of information overloadreaders will seek a level of selectivity, clarity, embellishment, and warmth that brain cells seem better able to achieve than microprocessors The section on being a book editor was very enlightening and convinced me I have no interest in pursuing that job position though I wouldn t mind line editing for a book publishing company I hav...

  5. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This is a great text when it comes to understanding the basic structure of editing If you are looking for something that talks about grammar mechanics, this might not be the right book Very little time is spent on actual grammar Rather, the book breaks down some key journalism terms while presenting a few cautionary tales.Notes A discussion on the various forms of defamation and libel This book discusses who is unable to seek damages against a media outlet based on their occupation...

  6. Despite being published in 1982, much of this 156 page book remains relevant today Arthur Plotnik is an outstanding writer with a skill at using words in unexpected ways that get his meaning across while delighting and surprising the...

  7. Super outdated But identifies the ideal background of an editor as a voracious reader of classical literature and the Great Books Explains a lot.

  8. Although this book included brief, good advice about sensitivity to audiences and authors and the importance of near compulsive attention to everything from the first invitation to an author to write an article for a magazine, for example to the last potentially defamatory statement, heading, and semicolon, the book is outdated and I decided to recycle it It is outdated in terms of copyright and defamation law to some extent But it is distractingly outdated in terms of the editing processes Although this book included brief, goo...

  9. Arthur Plotnik is an arch stylist, which made this book at least partly worth reading.Originally published in 1982 and apparently never revised in subsequent editions like its namesake, The Elements of Style, which is now in its fourth edition , this book, needless to say, has become quite dated It s hard to imagine, for example, in the era of digital cameras and laser printers, that an excursus on half tones remains necessary for editors Likewise the relatively lengthy exposition on 35mm cam Arthur Plotnik is an arch stylist, which made this book at least partly worth reading.Originally published in 198...

  10. This is probably the most valuable book I ve read on writing If you want to sell your writing, you have to write in a style that someone with purchasing power really likes Generally that someone is an editor If you know what an editor wants, he she will be MUCHinclined to buy what you ve written When I found this book at a thrift store, it was the BEST couple of bucks I ve ever spent After reading it, you will know how editors think If you can think like an editor, the...