An academic book is much more than paper and ink, pixels and electrons. A dynamic social network of authors, editors, typesetters, proofreaders, indexers, printers, and marketers must work together to turn a manuscript into a book. Editors, Scholars, and the Social Text explores the theories and practices of editing, the processes of production and reproduction, and the relationships between authors and texts, as well as manuscripts and books. By bringing together academic experts and experienced practitioners, including editorial specialists, scholarly publishing professionals, and designers, Editors, Scholars, and the Social Text offers indispensable insight into the past and future of academic communication.
Foreword Helen Tartar Acknowledgments 1. Introduction: The Social Dynamics of Scholarly Editing Darcy Cullen PART ONE: THE PEOPLE 2. A Slight Conflict of Aims: Scholarly vs. Academic Editing Peter L. Shillingsburg 3. The Mysterious Relationship: Authors and Their Editors Rosemary Shipton 4. Juggling Expectations: The Copyeditor's Roles and Responsibilities Amy Einsohn PART TWO: THE TEXT 5. Bad Texts: An Eccentric Appreciation (Valdez, Brecht, and the Utility of Error Alexander Pettit 6. From Book to Text: Theory of/in the Margins Peter Mahon PART THREE: THE PAGE 7. Merely Conventional Signs: The Editor and the Illustrated Scholarly Book Camilla Blakeley 8. Let's Ask the Designers! Book Design, Technology, and the Editor-Designer Collaboration Richard Hendel * Sigrid Albert 9. Iconic Pages in Robert Antoni's Fictions: A Speculative Edition John K. Young PART FOUR: THE ELECTRONIC EDITION 10. Reading Material Bibliography and Digital Editions Yuri Cowan 11. The Object and the Process; or, Take This Book and Click It! Darcy Cullen Contributors