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Subversive Copy Editor, Second Edition


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Carol Fisher Saller is editor of the Chicago Manual of Style Online's Q&A and writes the Editor's Corner for the Chicago Manual of Style's Shop Talk blog. She occasionally writes about language and writing in academe for Lingua Franca at the Chronicle of Higher Education and is the author of several books for children, most recently the young adult novel Eddie's War.


"May be the best copy editor's companion since the CMS, the AP Style Guide and that dog-eared xerox of copy editing marks you keep tacked up on the cubicle wall. . . . This is an ideal complement to any style guide: practical, relentlessly supportive and full of ed-head laughs."--Praise for the previous edition "Publishers Weekly "

"If you admired--even loved--the first Subversive Copy Editor, you will perforce admire and love the second edition."

--John McIntyre "Baltimore Sun "

"With the book, (Saller) hopes to give copy editors 'self-assurance and a measure of grace' in negotiating words with the writers we are 'charged with saving from themselves.' It's an invaluable work for aspiring copy editors, and a useful one for those more established. Writers--who all edit their own work, to a degree--will also find it illuminating.The Subversive Copy Editor is a wise, witty, and thoroughly helpful companion to the work of editing."

--Stan Carey "Sentence First "

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