The Art of Academic Editing
Resources

The authors and editors of The Art of Academic Editing: A Guide for Authors and Editors have compiled this online compendium of resources related to the various academic editing services covered in the book’s chapters. In this section, you’ll find courses and certificate programs, podcasts and online resources, and books and articles that will give you better insight into how one might train as an editor, a detailed guide into the practice of each niche, and various perspectives on issues related to professional life as an editor.

This online resource guide is intended to educate and inform authors and editors about the field of academic editing. It is by no means exhaustive and will be updated periodically.

General academic editing/writing

The Editing Podcast, hosted by Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle

Editor’s Half Hour, “The Future of Academic Editing,” episode 6, September 1, 2023.

Book Coaching

Editor’s Half Hour, “The Business of Book Coaching,” episode 4, June 1, 2023.

Copyediting

Grammar Girl: Quick and Dirty Tips (on Spotify)

Proofreading

The Editing Podcast, “5 Tips for Proofreading PDFs in Adobe Reader DC,” episode 93, June 22, 2022.

Line Editing

A Public Space, webinars, discussions, workshops, and seminars on different facets of editing

Helen Sword has a number of videos on academic writing on YouTube

Copyediting

Paul Beverley’s website, including his list (and book) of macros for Word

Jennifer Yankopolus’s website, where you can subscribe to her “Macro of the Month” newsletter

PerfectIt, a Word add-on

Editor’s ToolKit, a Word add-on

Indexing

Bloomsbury Indexing Guidelines for Authors and Editors

Cambridge University Press Guides, “Indexing”

Elon University’s Center for Engaged Learning, “Academic Book Publishing: Indexing”

The Business of Writing Interviews: Michelle Campbell Scott on Nonfiction Indexing

Developmental Editing

Germano, William. From Dissertation to Book. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005.

Germano, William. Getting It Published: A Guide for Scholars. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001.

Germano, William. On Revision: The Only Writing That Counts. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2021.

Hart, Jack. Storycraft, The Complete Guide to Writing Narrative Nonfiction. 2nd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2021.

Hayot, Eric. Elements of Academic Style. New York: Columbia University Press, 2014.

Matarese, Valerie. Editing Research: The Author Editing Approach to Providing Effective Support to Writers of Research Papers. Medford, NJ: Information Today, Inc., 2016.

Norton, Scott. Developmental Editing: A Handbook for Freelancers, Authors, and Publishers. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009.

Rabiner, Susan and Alfred Fortunato. Thinking Like Your Editor: How to Write Great Serious Nonfiction––And Get It Published. 1st ed. New York: W. W. Norton, 2002.

Sword, Helen. Stylish Academic Writing. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2012. 

Book Coaching

Hart, Jack. Storycraft: The Complete Guide to Writing Narrative Nonfiction. 2nd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2021.

Larsen, Michael, and Jody Rein. How to Write a Book Proposal. Cincinnati, OH: Writer’s Digest, 2017.

Matarese, Valerie. Editing Research: The Author Editing Approach to Providing Effective Support to Writers of Research Papers. Medford, NJ: Information Today, Inc., 2016.

Nash, Jennie. Blueprint for a Nonfiction Book: Plan and Pitch Your Big Idea. Santa Barbara, CA: Tree Farm Books, 2022.

Nash, Jennie. “Book Coaching: Nurturing Ideas and the Writers Who Bring Them to Life.” The Professor Is In, June 22, 2020. https://theprofessorisin.com/2020/01/06/book-coaching-nurturing-ideas-and-the-writers-who-bring-them-to-life-real-ac-post-ac-guest-post/.

Portwood-Stacer, Laura. The Book Proposal Book: A Guide for Scholarly Authors. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2021.

Stanier, Michael Bungay. Advice Trap: Be Humble, Stay Curious & Change the Way You Lead Forever. Vancouver, BC: Page Two Books, Inc., 2020.

Working with International Authors

Bailey, Stephen, Jane Bottomley, Brian Paltridge, and Sue Starfield. A Practical Guide to Academic Writing for International Students. New York: Routledge, 2020.

Boyne, Martin, and Don LePan. The Broadview Book of Common Errors in English: ESL Edition. Peterborough, ON: Broadview Press, 1993.

Bruce, Shanti, and Bennett A. Rafoth. ESL Writers: A Guide for Writing Center Tutors. 2nd ed. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton Cook, 2009.

de Grijs, Richard. “Ten Simple Rules for Establishing International Research Collaborations,” PLOS Computational Biology 11, no.10 (October 2015). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1004311.

Matarese, Valerie. Supporting Research Writing: Roles and Challenges in Multilingual Settings. [UK]: Chandos Publishing (an imprint of Elsevier), 2012.

Read, Siew Hean. Academic Writing Skills for International Students. New York: Bloomsbury, 2008.

Working with Grad Students

Cashmore, Stephen. Proofreading Theses and Dissertations. Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading. Accessed August 10, 2023. https://www.ciep.uk/resources/guides/#TD.

Clark, Evelyn. Writing the Successful Thesis and Dissertation: Entering the Conversation. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2007.

Editors Canada. Professional Editorial Standards (website). Accessed August 10, 2023.  https://www.editors.ca/sites/default/files/pes-2016-formatted-for-web_0.pdf.

Luey, Beth. Handbook for Academic Authors: How to Navigate the Publishing Process. 6th ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2022.

Raj, Abhishek. “How to Check Image Plagiarism with Reverse Image Search?.” Budding Geek (website). Updated November 8, 2020. https://buddinggeek.com/check-image-plagiarism-reverse-image-search/#:~:text=Step%201%3A%20Head%20on%20to%20google%20images.%20There%2C,that%20you%20wish%20to%20check%20for%20image%20plagiarism.

Sainsbury, Josh. “What Is Copyright Infringement? All You Need to Know.” Legal Templates (website). Updated July 7, 2022. https://legaltemplates.net/resources/business/what-is-copyright-infringement/.

Line Editing

Haag, Pamela. Revise: The Scholar-Writer’s Essential Guide to Tweaking, Editing, and Perfecting Your Manuscript. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2021.

Kidder, Tracy, and Richard Todd. Good Prose: The Art of Nonfiction. New York: Random House, 2013.

Lamott, Anne. Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life. New York: Anchor Books, 1995.

Sword, Helen. The Writer’s Diet: A Guide to Fit Prose. 2nd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016.

Sword, Helen. Stylish Academic Writing. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2012.

Copyediting

Beverley, Paul. “Macros and Information Menu.” Archive Publications (website). Accessed February 5, 2023. http://www.archivepub.co.uk/menu.html.

Dreyer, Benjamin. Dreyer’s English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style. New York: Random House, 2019.

Einsohn, Amy, and Marilyn Schwartz. The Copyeditor’s Handbook: A Guide for Book Publishing and Corporate Communications. 4th ed. Oakland, CA: University of California Press, 2019.

Fowler, H. W. Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage. Edited by Jeremy Butterfield. 4th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015.

Garner, Bryan A. The Chicago Guide to Grammar, Usage, and Punctuation. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016.

Garner, Bryan A. Garner’s Modern English Usage: The Authority in Grammar, Usage, and Style. 5th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2023.

Ginna, Peter, ed. What Editors Do: The Art, Craft, and Business of Book Editing. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017.

Gordon, Karen Elizabeth. The Deluxe Transitive Vampire: The Ultimate Handbook of Grammar for the Innocent, the Eager and the Doomed. 1st ed. New York: Pantheon Books, 1993. 

Saller, Carol. The Subversive Copyeditor. 2nd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016.

Skillin, Marjorie E., and Robert M. Gay. Words into Type. 3rd ed. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1974. 

Swan, Michael. Practical English Usage: Michael Swan’s Guide to Problems in English. 4th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. 

Yin, Karen. Conscious Style Guide (website). Accessed January 7, 2023. https://consciousstyleguide.com/.

Younging, Gregory. Elements of Indigenous Style: A Guide for Writing by and about Indigenous Peoples. Edmonton, AB: Brush Education, 2018.

Indexing

Browne, Glenda, and Jon Jermey. The Indexing Companion. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. Online edition published 2012.

Davis, April Michelle. A Guide for the Freelance Indexer. New York: Editorial Freelancers Association, 2012.

Duncan, Dennis. Index, A History of the: A Bookish Adventure from Medieval Manuscripts to the Digital Age. New York: Norton, 2021.

Mulvany, Nancy. Indexing Books. 2nd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005.

Ullstrom, Stephen. Book Indexing: A Step-by-Step Guide. [N.p.]: Anthimus Press, 2023.

Proofreading

Anderson, Laura. McGraw-Hill’s Proofreading Handbook. 2nd ed. New York: McGraw Hill, 2006.

Chicago Manual of Style. “PDF Proofreading Markup.” CMOS Shop Talk (blog). May 10, 2022. https://cmosshoptalk.com/2022/05/10/pdf-proofreading-markup/.

Editors’ Association of Canada. Edit Like a Pro: Proofreading. 3rd ed. Toronto, ON: Editors’ Association of Canada, 2021.

Smith, Peggy. Mark My Words: Instruction and Practice in Proofreading. Alexandria, VA: Editorial Experts, 1987.

Taylor and Francis, Author Services. “How to Correct Article Proofs with Adobe.” Accessed November 29, 2022. https://authorservices.taylorandfrancis.com/publishing-your-research/moving-through-production/correct-article-proofs-with-adobe/.

Working with International Authors

Frankfurt Book Fair

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