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How much editing is enough? Should we still pay for proofreading? Is automated index creation sufficient? What is the role of the copy editor? How much editing should an acquisitions editor do? Whither developmental editing?
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This panel explores how the advent of ebooks and other technological changes have altered, or should alter, how we edit. What is the right amount of editing? How should editorial tasks be allocated among acquisitions editors, in-house manuscript editorial staff, and freelance copyeditors? Whither developmental editing? How should XML workflows affect what editors do? How should editorial work change as our products are offered in digital reflowable formats as well as--or even instead of--print and other fixed formats?
  
  
 
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'''Chair:''' Jenya Weinreb, Managing Editor, Yale University Press
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'''Chair:''' Christina Coffin, Director of Publishing Operations, Yale University Press
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'''Panelists:''' Crissie Johnson, Managing Editor, University of Alabama Press
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Scott Norton, Director of Editing, Design, and Production, University of California Press
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Anita Samen, Managing Editor, University of Chicago Press
  
  

Latest revision as of 20:12, 4 May 2012

This panel explores how the advent of ebooks and other technological changes have altered, or should alter, how we edit. What is the right amount of editing? How should editorial tasks be allocated among acquisitions editors, in-house manuscript editorial staff, and freelance copyeditors? Whither developmental editing? How should XML workflows affect what editors do? How should editorial work change as our products are offered in digital reflowable formats as well as--or even instead of--print and other fixed formats?



Chair: Christina Coffin, Director of Publishing Operations, Yale University Press

Panelists: Crissie Johnson, Managing Editor, University of Alabama Press

Scott Norton, Director of Editing, Design, and Production, University of California Press

Anita Samen, Managing Editor, University of Chicago Press



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