The Complete Canadian Book Editor


The Complete Canadian Book Editor

From building and managing author relationships, through acquiring and developing manuscripts, to every level of text editing and proofing for print and ebooks, editors play integral roles in the operations of a book publishing house. In The Complete Canadian Book Editor, veteran editor and professor Leslie Vermeer sets out both the concepts and the processes that an effective editor must command.

Editors at all levels--along with authors and self-publishers--will find in The Complete Canadian Book Editor all of the step-by-step editorial tools they need to take projects from promising beginnings to their full potential. With exercises throughout, The Complete Canadian Book Editor reinforces key concepts, and builds your skills as an expert editor.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
The Complete Canadian Book Editor 1
Acknowledgements 9
Introduction 10
1. Why edit books? 17
2. The book industry in Canada and North America 33
3. Acquisition 56
4. Contracts 85
5. The substantive edit Building trust 105
6. Editing the manuscript 1 Technical editing 126
7. Editing the manuscript 2: Textual editing 157
8. Book design and manufacture 198
9. Sales and marketing 243
10. On the horizon: The future for book editors 282
11. Exercises 303
Appendixes 347
Appendix A An editorial checklist 348
Appendix B A sales and marketing planner 351
Appendix C Standard markup symbols 353
Appendix D A grammar primer 357
Appendix E Building an editing library 370
Glossary Publishing lingo 374
Bibliography 384
Index 395
About the author 401