Editors, Scholars, and the Social Text
An academic book is much more than paper and ink, pixels and electrons. A dynamic social network of authors, editors, typesetters, proofreaders, indexers, printers, and marketers must work together to turn a manuscript into a book.
Editors, Scholars, and the Social Text explores the theories and practices of editing, the processes of production and reproduction, and the relationships between authors and texts, as well as manuscripts and books. By bringing together academic experts and experienced practitioners, including editorial specialists, scholarly publishing professionals, and designers, Editors, Scholars, and the Social Text offers indispensable insight into the past and future of academic communication.
- Series: Studies in Book and Print Culture
- World Rights
- Page Count: 288 pages
- Illustrations: 6
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.8in x 9.0in
Author InformationDarcy Cullen is an acquisitions editor at the University of British Columbia Press.
Table of contents
1. Introduction: The Social Dynamics of Scholarly Editing
PART ONE: THE PEOPLE
2. A Slight Conflict of Aims: Scholarly vs. Academic Editing
Peter L. Shillingsburg
3. The Mysterious Relationship: Authors and Their Editors
4. Juggling Expectations: The Copyeditor's Roles and Responsibilities
PART TWO: THE TEXT
5. Bad Texts: An Eccentric Appreciation (Valdez, Brecht, and the Utility of Error
6. From Book to Text: Theory of/in the Margins
PART THREE: THE PAGE
7. Merely Conventional Signs: The Editor and the Illustrated Scholarly Book
8. Let's Ask the Designers! Book Design, Technology, and the Editor-Designer Collaboration
Richard Hendel • Sigrid Albert
9. Iconic Pages in Robert Antoni's Fictions: A Speculative Edition
John K. Young
PART FOUR: THE ELECTRONIC EDITION
10. Reading Material Bibliography and Digital Editions
11. The Object and the Process; or, Take This Book and Click It!
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