The Elements of Editing

The Elements of Editing Amazing E Book, The Elements Of Editing By Arthur Plotnik This Is Very Good And Becomes The Main Topic To Read, The Readers Are Very Takjup And Always Take Inspiration From The Contents Of The Book The Elements Of Editing , Essay By Arthur Plotnik Is Now On Our Website And You Can Download It By Register What Are You Waiting For Please Read And Make A Refission For You This is a great text when it comes to understanding the basic structure of editing If you are looking for something that talks about grammar mechanics, this might not be the right book Very little time is spent on actual grammar Rather, the book breaks down some key journalism terms while presenting a few cautionary tales.Notes A discussion on the various forms of defamation and libel This book discusses who is unable to seek damages against a media outlet based on their occupation Though presidents, judges, or servers of the public congress, etc may enjoy absolute privilege from defamation, the press only has qualified privilege when reporting quotes from such figures No damages can be awarded if defamatory material can be proved in front of a jury While I m not particularly interested in ever becoming an editor, I have done some work line editing, and with the amount of writing I ve been doing, I soon hope to have dealings with someone bearing the earned title of Editor Though a few sections of this book were hopelessly outdated The chapter on Information Retrieval, in particular there was still a good bit of information to be gleaned in helping someone like me understand the process and motivations of my future editor As some authors and editors seem to have a tenuous relationship, I d prefer to go into the industry with empathy toward someone who is employed to improve the quality of my work.I enjoyed the wit and general skill of the author in conveying a range of applicable information and scenarios, as it kept the book from being as dry as I d expected The chapter on troubleshooting was enlightening, though I m not sure that the laws mentioned are up to date The two page exhaustive definition of a book editor at the beginning of chapter 8 was an amusing bit I think anyone could appreciate And I was particularly grateful for the emphasis in understanding that an editor ultimately is an advocate for the readers, not for the author What kind of person makes a good editor When hiring new staff, I look for such useful attributes as genius, charisma, adaptability, and disdain for high wages What does an editor do An editor s job is to shape the expression of an author s thoughts, not the thoughts themselves All told, I wish they would release an updated edition This could continue to be a valuable tool among those dealing with the literary industry. This broad ranging handbook is mostly for journalistic editors, but I found it helpful and interesting it s true that I m intrigued by most discussions of editing and writing, but I think anyone can appreciate the simplicity, directness, experience, and humor with which this book was written.I skimmed quickly through the chapters on copyright and libel many of the rules have probably changed since 1982, when this book was written , but I found the section on electronic editing to be surprisingly up to date in places For instance, Plotnik assures editors that computers will not push them out of existence because readers get tired of information overloadreaders will seek a level of selectivity, clarity, embellishment, and warmth that brain cells seem better able to achieve than microprocessors The section on being a book editor was very enlightening and convinced me I have no interest in pursuing that job position though I wouldn t mind line editing for a book publishing company I have to admit, though, even if the rest of the book hadn t won me over, my technical writer s heart would have been won by Plotnik s advice in the photography chapter Be sure to safeguard the instruction booklets that come with the camera These booklets used to be written in strange English Please to insert eyeball in viewfinder Now, with gentle prose and lavish illustrations, they serve as well as any mentor And about editing, Plotnik says An editor edits above all to communicate to readers Yes It s that simple And that difficult. Despite being published in 1982, much of this 156 page book remains relevant today Arthur Plotnik is an outstanding writer with a skill at using words in unexpected ways that get his meaning across while delighting and surprising the reader Some of the chapters are out of date, but others are indispensable and filled with advice unseen anywhere else. The edition I read was from 1982 so in terms of technology, it s well outdated Still, this succinctly written non fiction account of the editing process for books and magazines has tips on relationships between writer and editor and commentary on important points in the editing process which are relevant even in today s technologically updated world From a historical perspective, the chapters on now antiquated printing and photography practices were interesting Overall, it s a nice journey into by gone editing practices with some helpful tips that are still applicable today. Outdated at this point I wanted to learn about editing but I learned about editors instead Not what I wanted. The bones are still good, but much is adorably antiquated. I wish I could find a current updated version of this book The Elements of Editing is perfectly edited Of all the books on writing I ve read this one cuts the fat and is nothing but what I need There are no long winded stories and analogies that go on for paragraphs and pages Nope, every page of this book had a post it for notes and the notes were straight forward Just think of when you read reviews that say, They could of said it in half the pages Plotnik says it in half the pagesand it is still entertaining. Super outdated But identifies the ideal background of an editor as a voracious reader of classical literature and the Great Books Explains a lot.

Arthur Plotnik is the author of nine books, including Spunk Bite A Writer s Guide to Bold, Contemporary Style and two Book of the Month Club selections The Elements of Expression revised and expanded in 2012 and The Elements of Editing Among his many publications are award winning essays, biography, short fiction, and poetry He studied under Philip Roth at the Iowa Graduate Wri

⚣ The Elements of Editing  Books ⚡ Author Arthur Plotnik –
  • Paperback
  • 156 pages
  • The Elements of Editing
  • Arthur Plotnik
  • English
  • 21 October 2017
  • 9780020474302

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