For Book Editors only – free
I've written a booklet entitled How
Times Changed, designed for those for whom editing is something which happens on a computer screen. It tells you about
the joys and perils you have missed – by less than fifty years.
current version is much better thanthe earlier ones, thanks in particular to contributions from Janet McKenzie, who is the
best editor I have ever had, Tony Geeves, who knows so much that I don't, and Ian Boyle, who has mean eye for a stray full
But I would still like some more help.. Not just checking for
typos and solecisms, but for errors of commission or omission, boring bits, factual inaccuracies - anything that you think
makes it less than satisfactory in doing its appointed task. I would particularly like to hear from a person who is totally
new to the profession, who could tell me whether it is interestlng and helpful
and, if not, how it could be improved.