Regardless of what you edit, it’s a craft that requires life long learning. You’ll get most of it through your experience, doing the work. But sometimes, a good book on editing can kickstart your creative juices and give you tools to up your game.
While I’m tempted to simply point you to The Elements of Style or the AP Style Book, I know you read these (again) every few years already. After all, you are a professional! So, I combed my network to find a few books off the beaten path.
Here are my recommended reads:
Are there other books you’d recommend to your fellow editors? Let us know in the comments and I’ll thank you on Twitter!
Tim is a bestselling author and former Yahoo! executive with a mission to disrupt the traditional publishing and self-publishing industries and share knowledge with authors looking to publish and market high-quality books.Follow @sanderssays