Editors, Scholars, and the Social Text

Edited by Darcy Cullen

© 2012

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.

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  • Series: Studies in Book and Print Culture
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 288 pages
  • Illustrations: 6
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.8in x 9.0in
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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.

Editors, Scholars, and the Social Text

Edited by Darcy Cullen

© 2012

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.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • 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 Information

    Darcy Cullen is an acquisitions editor at the University of British Columbia Press.

  • Table of contents

    Foreword
    Helen Tartar

    Acknowledgments

    1. Introduction: The Social Dynamics of Scholarly Editing
    Darcy Cullen

    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
    Rosemary Shipton

    4. Juggling Expectations: The Copyeditor's Roles and Responsibilities
    Amy Einsohn

    PART TWO: THE TEXT

    5. Bad Texts: An Eccentric Appreciation (Valdez, Brecht, and the Utility of Error
    Alexander Pettit

    6. From Book to Text: Theory of/in the Margins
    Peter Mahon

    PART THREE: THE PAGE

    7. Merely Conventional Signs: The Editor and the Illustrated Scholarly Book
    Camilla Blakeley

    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
    Yuri Cowan

    11. The Object and the Process; or, Take This Book and Click It!
    Darcy Cullen

    Contributors

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