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The Art of Editing (7th Edition) Hardcover – August 25, 2000

ISBN-13: 978-0205319572 ISBN-10: 0205319572 Edition: 7th

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon; 7 edition (August 25, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0205319572
  • ISBN-13: 978-0205319572
  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 1.1 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,647,479 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover

The Art of Editing continues to be the standard by which editing texts are judged, offering the most comprehensive and up-to-date discussion of editing available.


  • Adds new material comprising over half the text, including more practical instruction, more sidebars, and new concepts such as the “Three R's of Editing” and “holistic editing.”
  • Places increased emphasis on editing for radio, television, and the World Wide Web, providing students with critical information for today's media environment.
  • Features a new focus on convergence, reflecting the vast changes occurring in the media today.
  • Expands coverage of legal and ethical issues to help better prepare students for their professional careers.

Praise for The Art of Editing
“I believe The Art of Editing is a solid text for the first-year, basic course on editing news copy. It offers a good mix of editing philosophies and the basics: guidelines, rules and examples.”
Bill Ferguson, Columbia College

“Major strengths of the text are that it is comprehensive, serious and professional and doesn't talk down to the students and that, overall, it doesn't oversimplify the art of editing.”
Dr. Emil Dansker, Central State University

“I used the Brooks/Sissors text because it offered editing suggestions for a variety of media. I chose the text because it compiled a lot of information into one book rather than several: style, grammar, design, editing techniques.”
Leara Rhodes, University of Georgia

“I initially used Brooks and Sissors because I inherited it from my predecessor...but I've stuck with it because it gets the job done. It is the lone text that I have not replaced in a journalism course...”
Robert K. Hays, Northampton Community College

“Overall, I have always thought this text to be an excellent book. I admire its comprehensive chapters. It's helpful, concise, and true to the ideals of journalism.”
Glen L. Bleske, California State University Chico

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Alan G. Foster on April 6, 2000
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I used the first edition of this text in college back in 1972, and still have my copy. Now as an instructor I am using the 6th edition and am looking for a change. This book lacks three things; internet, internet, internet, and until it is brought up-to-date, it is not worth the price. It galls me that a book like this can seem to live forever while gouging undergraduates with poor revisions, and "new" editions designed solely to sell more books. Right now there are better books at half the price. I'm moving on.
{This review refers to the 1996 edition.}
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Charles W. Mueller Jr. on November 3, 2006
Format: Hardcover
It was an easy read and very helpful in understanding what a copy editor has to go through on a daily basis. It may not be the most glamorous job, but we gotta start somewhere. This book will help you understand the AP style better and a good reference when you're stuck on how to write something.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Alicia D. Devoll on February 16, 2010
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This book is great! Helpful, easy to navigate, visually appealing. Great for any copy editing student to learn the essentials.
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