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Words Into Type, 3rd Edition Marjorie E. Skillin

Words Into Type, 3rd Edition

Marjorie E. Skillin

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In the years since its first publication, Words into Type has become a classic among style manuals, an invaluable reference source for many of the fine points of grammar, usage, style, and production methods.The third edition of Words into TypeMoreIn the years since its first publication, Words into Type has become a classic among style manuals, an invaluable reference source for many of the fine points of grammar, usage, style, and production methods.The third edition of Words into Type provides an overview of the many processes of transforming the written word into type - from the preparation of the copy to the market-ready work.The book is organized into seven parts, each dealing with a different aspect of production but interrelated with the others in the information provided. Part I concerns the preparation of the manuscript. Part II discusses the handling of copy, galleys, and page proofs, with a separate section on the procedures for indexing. Part III is a comprehensive guide for the copy editor, and for the writer and editor as well, to the complexities of copy-editing style. Part IV covers the specific of page makeup and typographical style, including the problems of typography of various forms of writing and of foreign languages. Part V and VI complements II & IV with specific discussions of grammar and the use of words. Part VIII deals with the methods, materials, and equipment involved in the composition of type and reproduction of illustrations.