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Sylvia Hunter, Why Copy Editors Matter, Journal of Scholarly Publishing

Sylvia Hunter, Why Copy Editors Matter, Journal of Scholarly Publishing | Copyediting | Scoop.it

"In the university press world ... we are supposed to be in the business of disseminating solid, important, painstaking scholarly research, and we are supposed to take the time to do it properly. Journal editors and learned societies enter into partnerships with publishers because of what we can contribute to their work: eyecatching (but not misleading) covers, clear and readable interior design, thoughtful editing, careful proofreading, professional customer relations, efficient distribution. Our workstations may not be shiny, and we may not have the entertainment budgets allotted to our forprofit peers, but at least we are supposed to be able to turn a manuscript into a clear, polished, correct, and professional book or a journal article that communicates the contributors’ ideas to the people who are interested in reading them. If we can’t do that, what are we here for?"


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