As the lead language arts editor for a publisher specializing in K-12 standards-based assessment preparation, I have focused on the development and editing of educational materials that help students in the United States improve their own editing skills.
Being a part of the Style Committee and holding meetings to standardize terms can sometimes be an eye-opener. This is because meetings can change from placidity to turbulence on matters of style. Now let me give you’ll a peek into decision-making and our problem areas on style issues.
To sit alone in the lamplight with a book spread out before you, and hold intimate converse with men of unseen generations—such is a pleasure beyond compare.
This past month, a professor in the communication studies department asked me to help format a chapter for his book. He’d submitted his text to the publisher, and the publisher responded with a mega-list of formatting issues that needed to be addressed before the chapter could be resubmitted.