When copyeditor Mark Farrell asked about my practice for editing quotes to use as endorsements for books, I was pleased to explain my view on the topic. Mark is a columnist for Copyediting, the newsletter published by Copyediting.com. He included my thoughts in his article for the June/July edition.
When I was an on-staff editor, it was common for me to create quotes from book reviews and endorsement letters for use on our book covers and in other marketing material. Any major revisions were always sent back to the endorser for approval. Of course, I was always careful to keep the writer’s intended meaning intact, and that’s still how I handle endorsements today when I work with a client on his or her cover copy.
I’d like to thank Mark for the opportunity to share my experience with his readers. He has more than 20 years of copyediting and proofreading experience and leads a team of editors with experience in a variety of document types at Top Copy Editing Services.
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