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Welcome to the 19th annual American Copy Editors Society national conference in Pittsburgh March 26-28, 2015. (Photo by Jeremy Davis.)

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Saturday, March 28 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Introduction to Book Editing

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An introduction to editing books with a focus on nonfiction, this session is intended for copy editors looking to take on larger projects. Learn key concepts of file preparation, assessment of a manuscript, creating a project style sheet and following a larger style guide, consistency guidelines and effective querying. Become familiar with the various elements of a book: front matter, chapters, tables and figures, notes, references, back matter and more. We will cover the differences between working for publishers and working directly for authors, and review different kinds of books: textbooks, collected papers, multi-author edited volumes, single-author works and more.

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Laura Poole

Founder and senior editor, Archer Editorial Services
Laura Poole has 18 years of full-time freelance editing experience (Archer Editorial Services) and works exclusively for scholarly publishers. In addition to providing editorial services for publishers, she trains other editors, teaches for UCSD Extension, has written a few books... Read More →

Saturday March 28, 2015 9:00am - 10:30am EDT

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