Module recap: semester one

  I learned the difference between commissioning editors and copy editors. I learned to consider the business and financial side of books and thinking in terms of the viability of a title. Once you’ve published a title you still have to make decisions about keeping it in print, reprinting it or putting it out of print. It’s important to set…

Copyediting

Lianne Slavin, Managing Production Editor at Manchester University Press, came to teach us all about copyediting. we practiced a lot on unedited versions of documents and comparing our choices with the edited document. The two main things I’ve learnt: Judith Butcher’s Copy-Editing is one of the copyediting bibles. In short, copyediting is about looking out for stuff…