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Writing and Publishing Glossary


Here is a comprehensive glossary of the concepts and language of writing and publishing. It contains more than 2,300 explanations of terms relating to writing, editing, publishing, and printing. Subjects as varied as pica, pulp fiction, review copy, perfect binding, colophon, pro forma invoice, halftone, em, kerning, offset lithography, subsidiary rights, and ISBN are included.

If you are unsure of the meanings of "agate line," "ascender," "back matter," "over-the-transom," "widow," "galleys," and other similar terms, you will find the answer here. It contains one or more entries on most publishing-related topics.

The glossary also contains a bonus section of acronyms and abbreviations.

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