Thinking Like Your Editor How to Write Great Serious Nonfiction and Get It Published

Even so, many writers are stymied in getting their books published, never mind gaining significant attention for their ideas—and substantial sales. This is the book editors have been recommending to would-be authors.

Author: Susan Rabiner

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 039334021X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Distilled wisdom from two publishing pros for every serious nonfiction author in search of big commercial success. Over 50,000 books are published in America each year, the vast majority nonfiction. Even so, many writers are stymied in getting their books published, never mind gaining significant attention for their ideas—and substantial sales. This is the book editors have been recommending to would-be authors. Filled with trade secrets, Thinking Like Your Editor explains: • why every proposal should ask and answer five key questions; • how to tailor academic writing to a general reader, without losing ideas or dumbing down your work; • how to write a proposal that editors cannot ignore; • why the most important chapter is your introduction; • why "simple structure, complex ideas" is the mantra for creating serious nonfiction; • why smart nonfiction editors regularly reject great writing but find new arguments irresistible. Whatever the topic, from history to business, science to philosophy, law, or gender studies, this book is vital to every serious nonfiction writer.

Thinking Like a Writer

Author: Stephen V. Armstrong

Publisher: Practising Law Inst

ISBN: 1402403186

Category: Law

Page: 415

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This is a different kind of book about legal writing. It assumes its readers are good writers who have already absorbed most of the usual advice about legal writing. But they may lack the intellectual framework for 'thinking like a writer' with the same incisiveness with which they think like a lawyer. This book provides that framework. It focuses on the underlying principles for communicating complicated information clearly and for establishing your credibility with demanding audiences. As a result, it helps to transform good writers into first-rate ones, and to make them far more efficient and powerful editors of their own writing and of others' drafts. Its unique approach will benefit supervising lawyers who do more editing than writing, as well as lawyers who do their own drafting.

Cengage Advantage Books Think Like an Editor 50 Strategies for the Print and Digital World

But having fun is important. Cosmic elements that introduce some fun are a
reward not just for readers, but also for reporters and editors. If journalists don't
enjoy their jobs, then chances are readers will not enjoy what the journalists
produce.

Author: Steve Davis

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781285415307

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

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THINK LIKE AN EDITOR is designed for the new breed of editors who are evolving at the same time news and information sharing is changing. The book encourages students to apply themselves confidently, to think analytically, to examine information with scrutiny, and to see the big picture. Organized by the 50 strategies of editing and working, each strategy section is two to six pages long, which makes content easy to find for both students and professors. The text combines an examination of content depth with insight into the process behind editorial decision-making. Full of tips, lists, and memory aids, THINK LIKE AN EDITOR works similarly to a brief handbook of editing. The second edition features new strategies to help students think creatively in a world of social media, handle multiple platforms, and keep readers engaged. Both basic skills and advanced concepts of editing are covered. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Complete Canadian Book Editor

Thinking Like Your Editor: How to Write Great Serious Nonfiction and Get It
Published. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2002. Radway, Janice. A Feeling
for Books: The Book-of-the-Month Club, Literary Taste, and Middle-Class Desire.

Author: Leslie Vermeer

Publisher: Brush Education

ISBN: 9781550596779

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 400

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The essential resource for aspiring and professional editors Whether you are a student of the craft or a working editor, you need The Complete Canadian Book Editor. From building and managing author relationships, through acquiring and developing manuscripts, to every level of text editing and proofing for print and ebooks, editors play integral roles in the operations of a book publishing house. In The Complete Canadian Book Editor, veteran editor and professor Leslie Vermeer sets out both the concepts and the processes that an effective editor must command. Dr. Vermeer guides aspiring editors in presenting themselves successfully to employers and clients, and working editors will recognize the voice of a mentor in her advice about career advancement. Editors at all levels—along with authors and self-publishers—will find in The Complete Canadian Book Editor all of the step-by-step editorial tools they need to take projects from promising beginnings to their full potential. With exercises throughout, The Complete Canadian Book Editor reinforces key concepts, and builds your skills as an expert editor. Topics include: Manuscript acquisition and book contracts. Editorial stages, from development to proofreading. Design and production, including digital workflow. What every editor needs to know about marketing. The state of book publishing in Canada today. The future of publishing, and why editors are more important than ever before.

The APME Red Book

On China , despite having had a staffer , John Pomfret , expelled for doing his job
, we continue to produce in - depth ... We have begun two exchange programs ,
both aimed at helping AP men and women think more like your editorsto ...

Author: Associated Press Managing Editors Association

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ISBN: NWU:35556020519518

Category: Newspaper editors

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Public Library Core Collection

Prose , Francine , 1947 - Continued most productive for writers ; a chapter
devoted to Chekhov , particularly his short ... Libr J 808 Rabiner , Susan Thinking
like your editor ; how to write serious nonfiction — and get it published ; by Susan
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Author: John Greenfieldt

Publisher: Hw Wilson Company

ISBN: 0824210948

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Wilson's Public Library Core Collection: Nonfiction (13th Edition, 2008) recommends reference and nonfiction books for the general adult audience. It is a guide to over 9,000 books (over 6,500 titles are new to this edition), plus review sources and other professional aids for librarians and media specialists. Acquisitions librarians, reference librarians and cataloguers can all use this reliable guide to building and maintaining a well-rounded collection of the most highly recommended reference and nonfiction books for adults. All titles are selected by librarians, editors, advisors, and nominators-all of them experts in public library services. The collection is a valuable tool for collection development and maintenance, reader's advisory, weeding your collection, and curriculum support. Richly enhanced records provide a wealth of useful information. All entries include complete bibliographic data as well as price, subject headings, annotations, grade level, Dewey classification, cover art, and quotations from reviews. Many entries also list awards, best-book lists, and starred reviews. Save Time: Efficiently organised and includes ""Starred"" titles Save Money: Allocate your resources to the best materials available Stay Relevant: Discover the best in important, contemporary categories Complete Coverage: Includes recommendations on periodicals and electronic resources, too Four-Year Subscription This Core Collection was originally sold as a four-year subscription. The core edition, published in 2008, delivers a library-bound volume with an extensive, selective list of recommended books. From 2009 to 2011 Wilson published extensive paperback supplements to the 2008 edition. A new cycle of materials will begin in 2012. However, the 2008 to 2011 materials are currently available. Buyers of them will receive all these materials immediately. All four years are only $420. Uniquely Valuable There is nothing quite like Wilson Core Collections. The accumulated expertise of our selectors, and the unquestioned reputation of these collections, is invaluable. Wilson Core Collections are universally recognised as impartial and expert aids to collection development that assist and reinforce the judgement of librarians everywhere. Selection to a Wilson Core Collection is strong support to any challenged purchase. Contemporary Relevance This Core Collection includes broad updates in the areas of crafts; terrorism, and international security; environment and global warming; diseases and medicine; and religion, plus other contemporary topics that keep the library's collection as current as today's headlines. Other Key Features Classified Catalogue - A list arranged by Dewey Decimal Classification, with complete cataloguing information for each book. Author, Title, Subject and Analytical Index - An in-depth key to the information in Classified Catalogue-including author and title analytics for works contained in anthologies and collections. Richly enhanced records provide complete bibliographic data, price, subject headings, descriptive annotations, grade level, Dewey classification, evaluative quotations from a review, when available. Listing works published in the United States, or published in Canada or the United Kingdom and distributed in the United States, Public Library Core Collection: Nonfiction features extensive revisions in the areas of health, science and technology, personal finance, sports, cooking and gardening, and handicrafts. Biography, poetry and literary criticism continue to receive comprehensive treatment. Reference works in all subject fields are included.

The Virginia Quarterly Review

Norton $ 35 Thinking Like Your Editor : How to Write Great Nativity Poems , by
Joseph Brodsky . ... Written by a major editor Brodsky showcases his poetic
talents ; sometimes ( who spends a bit more time than is necessary spiritual and ...

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ISBN: UCLA:L0087326435

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The Writer s Mentor

The publisher ' s job is to think about the book ' s potential audience . In Thinking
Like Your Editor , Susan Rabiner and Alfred Fortunato say that the publisher will
make a decision - whether to offer you a contract and for how muchbased on an ...

Author: Ian Jackman

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: UCSC:32106018602497

Category: Reference

Page: 246

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Advice in the words of the most successful writers ever is presented in thematic chapters for easy reference.

WRITING ARCHAEOLOGY

Book Structure In their invaluable book on publishing and writing , Thinking Like
Your Editor ( 2002 ) , Susan Rabiner and Alfred Fortunato stress the importance
of the organizational structure of the book . They distinguish between three types
 ...

Author: Brian Fagan

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015062870830

Category: Social Science

Page: 175

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America’s best-known popular author of archaeology distills decades of experience in this brief guide designed to help others wanting to broaden the audience for their work. Brian Fagan’s no nonsense approach explains how to get started writing, how to use the tools of experienced writers to make archaeology come alive for the general public, and how to get your work revised and finished. He also describes the process by which publishers decide to accept your work, and the track your publication will follow after it is accepted by a press. Dealing with several genres of popular publication—articles, columns, trade books and textbooks—Fagan shows both the differences and similarities in the writing and the publication processes. While speaking directly to those interested in penning for a broad public, Fagan’s sage advice on writing and publishing will be of great value to all archaeologists and their students.

Recover

In Recover!Dr. Peele's PERFECT Program takes you through the key concepts of mindfulness--that is, your ability to detach from your addictive experience and to see that it is not who you are--combined with the Buddhist idea of loving ...

Author: Stanton Peele

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780738216768

Category: Self-Help

Page: 320

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For decades you've been told that addiction is an irreversible disease, a biological force over which you have no control. That defeatist message not only is without scientific foundation, but actually prevents your overcoming addiction. Now, world-renowned addiction expert Stanton Peele demystifies addiction and offers a groundbreaking program that puts at your disposal what does work in treatment and recovery. For four decades, Dr. Peele has challenged our understanding of addiction and recovery. He has developed approaches that break the cycle of addiction and empower us to take control of our lives--including understanding that we are able to direct our own brains to change. In Recover! Dr. Peele's PERFECT Program takes you through the key concepts of mindfulness--that is, your ability to detach from your addictive experience and to see that it is not who you are--combined with the Buddhist idea of loving kindness, or self-acceptance. It's an easily grasped, yet multifaceted program that allows your true self to overcome your addictive urges. Instead of focusing on what's wrong with you, the PERFECT Program will help you discover, embrace, and build your recovery on what's already right about you. Combining the best evidence-based treatments with the mindful use of meditation, Recover! presents a life-transforming philosophy for freeing yourself from addiction forever.

The Bay State Monthly

She slowly turned her Walters regarded him wonderingly ; then head . her eyes
began to brighten ; and when “ No , no , " she said suddenly , realizing finally
Fullerton laid before her two or that she was going to say , “ yes , " – " I three
recent letters of her editor , checks must not . ... It is simply that you offer to look
her to think of the lasting obligation she after me , and — I should love anybody
had incurred ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B3058266

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The New England Magazine

She slowly turned her Walters regarded him wonderingly ; then head . her eyes
began to brighten ; and when “ No , no , ” she said suddenly , realizing finally
Fullerton laid before her two or that she was going to say , “ yes , " _ “ I three
recent letters of her editor , checks must not . ... It is simply that you offer to look
her to think of the lasting obligation she after me , and — I should love anybody
had incurred ...

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ISBN: UIUC:30112000544012

Category: New England

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When Doctors Meet Reporters

What do you think ? SCIENCE WRITER : It sounds as if you are having them
down for a story . And why won't you , if you have a story ? There is nothing out of
the ordinary about that . If you want to tell your editor that you think one or another
of ...

Author: Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UCAL:B3720815

Category: Physicians

Page: 119

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ASNE

Convention of the American Society of Newspaper Editors American Society of
Newspaper Editors. Convention ... Students at schools like yours are going to be
leaders . If they ' re not thinking like that , we have a problem . Negrón : I think ...

Author: American Society of Newspaper Editors. Convention

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105011642654

Category: Journalism

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Editor Publisher

If all the hillbillies move , who would pay the taxes to keep you on welfare so you
could sit home on your lazy hind end and think up stuff like that . Thank you .
Other “ Sound Offs : “ When the winners of the teacher awards are announced it ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556010784478

Category: Journalism

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Teaching in Progress

Pick a passage you really like and imitate it in what you're writing now . Have
students select a passage they liked ( start short , with maybe 4-5 sentences or a
1 - paragraph limit ) and figure out why ( both in content and ... Think like an
editor .

Author: Josephine Koster Tarvers

Publisher: Addison Wesley Longman

ISBN: 0321085647

Category: English language

Page: 428

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Read Think English

Con Read & Think English: Comprenderás el vocabulario en inglés rápida y fácilmente con la ayuda de las traducciones al español Revisarás y reforzarás el nuevo conocimiento adquirido con preguntas al final de cada capítulo ...

Author: The Editors of Think English! magazine

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071642378

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 224

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Aprende inglés a medida que descubres la riqueza de la cultura estadounidense Construye un efectivo vocabulario en inglés sin la carga de aburridas repeticiones o tediosas memorizaciones con Read & Think English. Dentro encontrarás más de cien fascinantes artículos escritos en inglés sobre cosas tales como los apreciados rituales de Acción de Gracias o cómo interpretar el lenguaje corporal y la comunicación no verbal. Cada artículo presenta el nuevo vocabulario en negritas dentro del mismo artículo; en los márgenes encontrarás las traducciones. Aprenderás inmediatemente toda palabra que te sea desconocida. Con Read & Think English: Comprenderás el vocabulario en inglés rápida y fácilmente con la ayuda de las traducciones al español Revisarás y reforzarás el nuevo conocimiento adquirido con preguntas al final de cada capítulo Aprenderás sobre los Estados Unidos, la diversidad de su gente, y sus tradiciones únicas ¡Elimina lo aburrido de aprender un idioma y descubre una herramienta lingüística innovadora que te mantendrá entretenido/a en tu recorrido hacia el manejo competente del inglés!

Everything All at Once

This is the story of how Bill Nye became Bill Nye and how he became a champion of change and an advocate of science. It’s how he became The Science Guy. Bill teaches us that we have the power to make real change.

Author: Bill Nye

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 9781623367923

Category: Science

Page: 384

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In the New York Times bestseller Everything All at Once, Bill Nye shows you how thinking like a nerd is the key to changing yourself and the world around you. Everyone has an inner nerd just waiting to be awakened by the right passion. In Everything All at Once, Bill Nye will help you find yours. With his call to arms, he wants you to examine every detail of the most difficult problems that look unsolvable—that is, until you find the solution. Bill shows you how to develop critical thinking skills and create change, using his “everything all at once” approach that leaves no stone unturned. Whether addressing climate change, the future of our society as a whole, or personal success, or stripping away the mystery of fire walking, there are certain strategies that get results: looking at the world with relentless curiosity, being driven by a desire for a better future, and being willing to take the actions needed to make change happen. He shares how he came to create this approach—starting with his Boy Scout training (it turns out that a practical understanding of science and engineering is immensely helpful in a capsizing canoe) and moving through the lessons he learned as a full-time engineer at Boeing, a stand-up comedian, CEO of The Planetary Society, and, of course, as Bill Nye The Science Guy. This is the story of how Bill Nye became Bill Nye and how he became a champion of change and an advocate of science. It’s how he became The Science Guy. Bill teaches us that we have the power to make real change. Join him in... dare we say it... changing the world.

Think Like Tiger

You will also learn how to play to your potential, by applying the thinking process to your setup, swing, and shot-making game.” —from the foreword by John Anselmo, former coach of Tiger Woods This book contains an independent study and ...

Author: John Andrisani

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101203156

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

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It may be true that no athlete is bigger than the game, but one thing is certain: Tiger Woods is golf. From dominating the junior ranks in his boyhood, to becoming the first player in history to hold four major championship trophies at once—the Masters, U.S. Open, British Open, and PGA—it has been his mental game that fuels his fire. For the first time ever, John Andrisani explores the mind and its expansive application to golf, using Tiger Woods as the ultimate role model. Think Like Tiger shows how the champion’s techniques can be applied to anyone’s game. Learn how to: • Use the power of concentration to let nothing disturb you • Meditate to alleviate mental stress and relax muscles • Use your imagination when planning shots • Practice shots that will stimulate your mind • Develop your own system for inducing self-confidence “I’m honored to say that I was one of the official members of ‘Team Tiger’. This latest book of Andrisani’s contains a great deal of insightful information about the mental game of Tiger Woods…You will learn to make the mental side of golf a priority. You will also learn how to play to your potential, by applying the thinking process to your setup, swing, and shot-making game.” —from the foreword by John Anselmo, former coach of Tiger Woods This book contains an independent study and analysis by John Andrisani, former senior editor of instruction at Golf Magazine; he has not consulted with or sought the participation of Tiger Woods in its preparation.

Harper s

If you cannot give paper down the throat of the more room to local matters , and
keep your - editor . politics in decent bounds , I shall ... etc. termination that the
thing complained of G is of a rural turn : " I like your paper , but shall now justify
more complaint than ever . if ... It is just what I was thinking , " to - morrow , I am ,
as you merit , " etc. replied the sitter , urbanely ; and upon reachNature kindly
provides ...

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ISBN: UIUC:30112070711913

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