Book Review: The Subversive Copy Editor

by Frances Peck

Book review of The Subversive Copy Editor by Carol Fisher Saller (The University of Chicago Press, 2009)

What does it take to get really good at the business of editing? I’d boil it down to four things: turn in great work, treat clients well, meet your deadlines, and maintain your perspective (code for: keep calm and carry on).

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Two book-related videos

TO: West Coast Editor

FROM: Frank Karabotsos

I just read the March issue of WCE online, which looks great. I appreciated the link to the poem on English pronunciation. What a hoot!

Speaking of links, I am not sure if book-related videos fall within the purview of WCE, but recently I found two of interest. The first is a stop-motion video of books coming alive at night after a bookstore has closed. Interestingly, I used to visit that store when I lived in Toronto.

The second is the recent Oscar winner for animated short “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.” Its message? If you love books, they’ll love you back.