Thursday, July 28, 2016

Book Notes: "The Subversive Copy Editor", by Carol Fisher Saller

The Subversive Copy Editor, by Carol Fisher Saller, was a lovely read. Not a textbook, nor yet a memoir, this book is nonetheless both educational and personable. It's about the life of a copy-editor, and even though Saller works at the prestigious University of Chicago Press (home of the Chicago Manual of Style), her book contains great advice for the lonely freelance copy editor, as well as for the copy editor who is working for a big business.

I enjoyed the basic business sense of this book, the funny anecdotes, the shrewd editing advice, and, honestly, the way Saller's lovely and winsome writing voice just carried me along through the text. Highly recommended for anyone who works on getting books to press. 

Peace of Christ to you,
Jessica Snell

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