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READING

Brain Briefs by Art Markman and Bob Duke
Revising Prose by Richard Lanham
And the Twain Shall Meet by Lindy Rajan Cartner
Common Birds by Salim Ali and Laeeq Futehally
Clear Technical Writing by John A. Brogan

BROWSING

The Copyeditor's Handbook by Amy Einsohn
Harper Dictionary of Contemporary Usage by William and Mary Morris
The Macmillan Dictionary of Contemporary Phrase and Fable
A Literary Salad by N. Madhukar Rao
The Best of James Herriot
I'm Santhosh Matthew Paul, an academic copyeditor who has been working with authors, professors, research organizations, and publishing services companies since 2004.

I'm an electronics engineer and worked for many years in information technology. Also, I've been a recreational reader and book lover all my life. This background has served me well in my copyediting work, equipping me with an instinct for language that communicates effectively, knowledge of the vocabulary and conventions of science, and the information technology skills an electronic editor needs to work smart.

If you have text that you plan to publish, then you need a copyeditor, the last person who will read your text before the world does. Browse these pages to learn about the world of the academic copyeditor. It's hardly the most exciting profession in the world, but neither is it the most staid; it does have its moments, especially for those with a certain bent of mind.

Check out my blog, where I post about learnings from my work and the books I read for pleasure and instruction. If you have more than a passing interest in language, then I think you will find the content of more than academic interest.

Thank you for the visit.

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