What are the best books on editing?
May 9, 2009 12:22 AM Subscribe
Please recommend your favourite books on editing.
posted by Emilyisnow to media & arts (14 answers total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
I work as an editor of vocational training materials, and although I think I have a natural ability for it, I've never been formally trained in editing. There are no courses I can take where I live, but I'd like to improve as much as I can, and part of this is building up a reference library for myself. (Plus, I'd like to do something useful with Kevin Rudd's magic money.)
I'm aware of the Snooks Style Manual, which seems to be the go-to here, but I would like to know what other books people find the most useful. I'm looking for both style/grammar references and textbooks which will help me fill the gaps in my knowledge.
Australian advice would be really helpful, but I'm happy to receive suggestions of British and American books, as well as suggestions for various types of editing work. I'm mainly looking for books, but suggestions for useful resources in other formats are also welcome.
Also - and this is possibly a long shot - does anyone have any thoughts on the IPEd accreditation program? I'm considering sitting the exam but I'm not sure how recognised and valuable it is.