The Craft of Editing Book

The Craft of Editing


  • Author : Adnan Mahmutovic
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-08-24
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429957161

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The Craft of Editing Excerpt :

The Craft of Editing offers a rare insight into the unique dynamic between author and editor. In this illuminating book, Lucy Durneen and Adnan Mahmutovic lead a cohort of industry experts to bring transparency to the mystique that often surrounds the craft and practice of editing. Using genuine case studies from published works – including annotated manuscripts – this book prepares writers for potential dialogue and critique from editors. The Craft of Editing follows the journey from rough draft to publication, an essential part of any writing experience, while showing the singular and authentic approach each editor takes. Using original pitches, debates, emails, and instant messages to shed light on the collaboration between authors and editors, The Craft of Editing is an indispensable tool to creative writers and students alike.

What Editors Do Book

What Editors Do


  • Author : Peter Ginna
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2017-10-06
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226300030

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What Editors Do Excerpt :

Editing is an invisible art where the very best work goes undetected. Editors strive to create books that are enlightening, seamless, and pleasurable to read, all while giving credit to the author. This makes it all the more difficult to truly understand the range of roles they inhabit while shepherding a project from concept to publication. In What Editors Do, Peter Ginna gathers essays from twenty-seven leading figures in book publishing about their work. Representing both large houses and small, and encompassing trade, textbook, academic, and children’s publishing, the contributors make the case for why editing remains a vital function to writers—and readers—everywhere. Ironically for an industry built on words, there has been a scarcity of written guidance on how to actually approach the work of editing. This book will serve as a compendium of professional advice and will be a resource both for those entering the profession (or already in it) and for those outside publishing who seek an understanding of it. It sheds light on how editors acquire books, what constitutes a strong author-editor relationship, and the editor’s vital role at each stage of the publishing process—a role that extends far beyond marking up the author’s text. This collection treats editing as both art and craft, and also as a career. It explores how editors balance passion against the economic realities of publishing. What Editors Do shows why, in the face of a rapidly changing publishing landscape, editors are more important than ever.

The Craft of Text Editing Book

The Craft of Text Editing


  • Author : Craig A. Finseth
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN 10 : 9781461231882

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The Craft of Text Editing Excerpt :

Never before has a book been published that describes the techniques and technology used in writing text editors, word processors and other software. Written for the working professional and serious student, this book covers all aspects of the task. The topics range from user psychology to selecting a language to implementing redisplay to designing the command set. More than just facts are involved, however, as this book also promotes insight into an understanding of the issues encountered when designing such software. After reading this book, you should have a clear understanding of how to go about writing text editing or word processing software. In addition, this book introduces the concepts and power of the Emacs-type of text editor. This type of editor can trace its roots to the first computer text editor written and is still by far the most powerful editor available.

The Art and Craft of Motion Picture Editing Book

The Art and Craft of Motion Picture Editing


  • Author : Michael Hoggan
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-12-23
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000485264

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The Art and Craft of Motion Picture Editing Excerpt :

This book explains the broader context of what the art and craft of motion picture editing entails, framing the creative acts of editing within an overall view of the production process and requirements for effective storytelling. This book offers real experiences and advice from seasoned editors on the editing process, providing a detailed examination of filmmaking from the editor’s point of view and exploring how best to cultivate creative relationships with other areas of production to form the final personality of the film. Emphasizing both practicality and creativity, industry veteran Michael Hoggan successfully bridges the gap between the mechanical skills of editing and the thought process behind these decisions. While most books focus primarily on the mind of the creator, this book explores the evolution of practices in film production and editing with respect to the ever-changing expectations of the audience. As the book demonstrates, understanding editing from the audience’s perspective is essential to any successful film. This book will be of interest to post-production students, independent filmmakers, film critics, and agents with editing clients. It is accompanied by a collection of rich digital materials, including a glossary, bibliography, and more.

The Art of Editing Book

The Art of Editing


  • Author : Tim Groenland
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2019-02-21
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501338298

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The place of the editor in literary production is an ambiguous and often invisible one, requiring close attention to publishing history and (often inaccessible) archival resources to bring it into focus. In The Art of Editing, Tim Groenland shows that the critical tendency to overlook the activities of editors and to focus on the solitary author figure neglects important elements of how literary works are acquired, developed and disseminated. Focusing on selected works of fiction by Raymond Carver and David Foster Wallace, authors who represent stylistic touchstones for US fiction of recent decades, Groenland presents two case studies of editorial collaboration. Carver's early stories were integral to the emergence of the Minimalist movement in the 1980s, while Wallace's novels marked a generational shift towards a more expansive, maximal mode of narrative. The role of their respective editors, however, is often overlooked. Gordon Lish's part in shaping the form of Carver's early stories remains under-explored; analyses of Wallace's fiction, meanwhile, tend to minimise Michael Pietsch's role from the creation of Infinite Jest during the mid-1990s until the present day. Drawing on extensive archival research as well as interviews with editors and collaborators, Groenland illuminates the complex and often conflicting forms of agency involved in the genesis of these influential works. The energies and tensions of the editing process emerge as essential factors in the creation of fictions more commonly understood within the paradigm of solitary authorship. The mediating role of the editor is, Groenland argues, inseparable from the development, form, and reception of these works.

The Art of Editing in the Age of Convergence Book
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The Art of Editing in the Age of Convergence


  • Author : Brian S. Brooks
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2015-10-05
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317343554

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The Art of Editing in the Age of Convergence Excerpt :

The Art of Editing continues to be the standard by which editing texts are judged, offering the most comprehensive and up-to-date discussion of editing available. Long viewed as the “classic” in the field of editing, The Art of Editing continues to evolve to meet the needs of today's students. In addition to a focus on traditional newspaper editing, the authors pay significant attention to the other areas in which students are increasingly finding jobs: online media, corporate magazines, broadcasting, public relations and advertising. The ninth edition of The Art of Editing details the major changes revolutionizing the media industry and prepares students to work in convergent environments, where skill in print, broadcast and online operations is essential.

The Craft of Editing Book

The Craft of Editing


  • Author : Michael Alley
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-03-08
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781461212041

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The Craft of Editing Excerpt :

Designed for all those who deal with scientific and technical writing by others in universities, government labs, businesses, or engineering firms, this book helps readers become more effective and more efficient at editing the proposals, theses, journal articles, and reports that cross their desks and which need approving, grading, or reviewing. Written by the author of the best-selling "Craft of Scientific Writing", the guide deals with the subject in a refreshing way and includes a large number of enlightening examples and stories.

The Editor s Toolkit Book

The Editor s Toolkit


  • Author : Chris Wadsworth
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2016-01-22
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317367765

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The Editor's Toolkit: A Hands-On Guide to the Craft of Film and TV Editing is a tutorial-based introduction to the craft of editing. Today's process of media editing is fast and competitive, making this guide a necessity for anyone looking to break into the business. Here, Chris Wadsworth provides 52 media-based examples for you to put together, with the benefit of seeing what he did with those same exercises, giving you essential feedback to improve your technique and learn the tricks of the trade. Accessible and to-the-point, the primer is a must-read for anyone looking to learn both the art and technique of editing. This 4-color guide features: Examples from the world of film and TV that show how even the greatest directors employ the same techniques in their productions that are mentioned in this guide A look at CV’s and the right attitudes that will give you the best chance at breaking into the editing world Intensive sections about the way music and sound editing can shape the entire production A companion website featuring video and other media that you can edit on your own, each featuring examples of cuts and techniques discussed in the book as well as a discussion forum.

The Conversations Book
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The Conversations


  • Author : Michael Ondaatje
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2012-12-03
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781408840832

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During the filming of his celebrated novel THE ENGLISH PATIENT, Michael Ondaatje became increasingly fascinated as he watched the veteran editor Walter Murch at work. THE CONVERSATIONS, which grew out of discussions between the two men, is about the craft of filmmaking and deals with every aspect of film, from the first stage of script writing to the final stage of the sound mix. Walter Murch emerged during the 1960s at the centre of a renaissance of American filmmakers which included the directors Francis Coppola, George Lucas and Fred Zinneman. He worked on a whole raft of great films including the three GODFATHER films, JULIA, AMERICAN GRAFFITI, APOCALYPSE NOW, THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING and many others. Articulate, intellectual, humorous and passionate about his craft and its devices, Murch brings his vast experience and penetrating insights to bear as he explains how films are made, how they work, how they go wrong and how they can be saved. His experience on APOCALYPSE NOW - both originally and more recently when the film was completely re-cut - and his work with Anthony Minghella on THE ENGLISH PATIENT provide illuminating highlights.

The Book of Judges  The Art of Editing Book

The Book of Judges The Art of Editing


  • Author : Amit
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2021-11-15
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004497986

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The Book of Judges The Art of Editing Excerpt :

Using an original approach informed by literary theory, Amit delivers a fascinating view of the book of Judges as a whole by concentrating on its editorial methods and artistry.

Editors on Editing Book
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Editors on Editing


  • Author : Gerald Gross
  • Publisher : Grove Press
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 377
  • ISBN 10 : 0802132634

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Editors on Editing Excerpt :

Essays discuss writers' conferences, editing for specific markets, the role of the editorial assistant, and editing specific genres

The Complete Canadian Book Editor Book
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The Complete Canadian Book Editor


  • Author : Leslie Vermeer
  • Publisher : Brush Education
  • Release Date : 2016-08-31
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781550596779

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The Complete Canadian Book Editor Excerpt :

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.

FilmCraft  Editing Book

FilmCraft Editing


  • Author : Justin Chang
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2012-01-16
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781908150684

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FilmCraft Editing Excerpt :

The value of the editor's craft to a finished film cannot be underestimated, and it's no surprise that directors rely heavily on the same editor over and over again. Seventeen exclusive interviews with some of the world's top film editors, including Walter Murch, Virginia Katz, Joel Cox, Tim Squyres and Richard Marks, explore the art of film editing; its complex processes, the relationship with other film practitioners, and the impact of modern editing techniques. The Filmcraft series is a ground-breaking study of the art of filmmaking-the most collaborative and multidisciplinary of all the arts. Each volume covers a different aspect of moviemaking, offering in-depth interviews with a host of the most distinguished practitioners in the field. Forthcoming titles include Cinematography, Directing, Costume Design, Production Design, Producing, Screenwriting, and Acting.

Avid Uncut Book

Avid Uncut


  • Author : Steve Hullfish
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2014-02-24
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134070701

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Avid Uncut Excerpt :

Leverage the full power of Avid Media Composer with this essential guide from an Avid guru. Master timesaving tricks and techniques that utilize the latest Media Composer features and state-of-the-art workflows. Learn the secrets of the postproduction professionals from box office blockbusters like Harry Potter, I am Legend, Dark Shadows, Men in Black II, Charlie’s Angels, 42, and The Last of the Mohicans, as well as primetime hits like SMASH, Big Bang Theory, Weeds, The Mindy Project, and MythBusters. In Avid Uncut, Steve Hullfish taps into the expertise of the world’s top editors to share in-depth, behind-the-scenes secrets and best practices that will boost your editing and color correction skills to the next level. Five distinct sections cover: Pre-post, including discussion of metadata, prepping ScriptSync, decomposing, and more Settings, with tips on keyboard optimization, bin settings, and import/export settings Off-line workflows on trimming, multicam editing, using Phrasefind, audio, and stereoscopic 3D Effects, such as 3rd party plugins, 3D warp effects, and Animatte On-line workflows for efficiently and beautifully finishing your work, including step-by-step tutorials for RED and ARRI Alexa workflows Also featured are extensive tips dedicated to helping FCP editors switch over to Avid, as well as a companion website (www.routledge.com/cw/hullfish) loaded with video tutorials of the techniques discussed in the book and project files, including RED and ARRI Alexa footage, that turn Avid Uncut into an invaluable, hands-on workshop!

Fine Cuts  The Art of European Film Editing Book
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Fine Cuts The Art of European Film Editing


  • Author : Roger Crittenden
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2012-08-06
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136054105

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Fine Cuts The Art of European Film Editing Excerpt :

Roger Crittenden reveals the experiences of many of the greatest living European film editors through his warm and perceptive interviews which offer a unique insight into the art of editing - direct from masters of the craft. In their interviews the editors relate their experience to the directors they have worked with, including: Agnes Guillemot- (Godard, Truffaut, Catherine Breillat) Roberto Perpignani- (Welles, Bertolucci, Tavianni Brothers) Sylvia Ingemarsson- (Ingmar Bergman) Michal Leszczylowski- (Andrei Tarkovsky, Lukas Moodysson) Tony Lawson (Nic Roeg, Stanley Kubrick, Neil Jordan) and many more. Foreword by Walter Murch - three-time Oscar-winning Editor of 'Apocalypse Now', 'The English Patient', 'American Graffiti', 'The Conversation' and 'The Godfather Part II and III'.