In paperback or for the Kindle:
If you are new to this blog (or if you’re the sentimental type), you can catch up on my past posts in Moonlight Blogger, which contains 84 essays posted at the Subversive Copy Editor blog from May 2010 to July 2011.
Moonlight Blogger includes practical copyediting and word-processing tips, bits of copyediting humor, and advice on getting along with colleagues and making sense of the “new publishing” age.
The printed book makes a possibly perfect gift for writers, teachers, editors, or anyone who follows the Subversive Copy Editor online. What’s more, the printed, indexed paperback will endure long after I stop paying my Web host to maintain this site.
Focusing on the age-old problems and quandaries of writers and editors through the lens of my years of editing for the University of Chicago Press, these essays should remain relevant and helpful for a good long while.
Praise for Moonlight Blogger:
“If the Moonlight Blogger wasn’t on your must-read list of 2012, make sure it’s on your 2013 list. Read it like you would any good book—curled up beside the fireplace with a nip. Or keep it on hand at your desk beside your stack of style guides for moral support. I guarantee you’ll learn something from every article and come away laughing at yourself, too.“—edaley, Communications Syllabus
“I see it being used [by] an editor who’s having a gritty time. . . . I suggest you try reading it post by post, dipping into it when feeling overwhelmed by the scale of the work ahead or underwhelmed by the reality of day-to-day editorial work. This book isn’t a treatise or a manual—thank goodness—but it’s a great read. No internet required.” —Katy McDevitt, PublishEd Adelaide
“You might think some blog entries from a copy editor might be dry and bland like your mom’s meatloaf, but Carol F Saller is one juicy mama. She’s funny, clever and pretty darn likeable.” —Amy Denim
“Saller is very skilled at writing about just about anything going on in her life, but by the end of a typical post she manages to somehow still make a point about editing or writing. . . . It is a nice break to read a lighter collection of advice and humor about the usual fairly serious topic of editing.” —David Kowalsky, Sound.Views
Carol Fisher Saller
Moonlight Blogger: Essays from the Subversive Copy Editor Blog
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