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Power Plays, Collaboration, And Copy Editing: . Interdependence And Conflict Interaction In The Copy Editing Process. Erin Stegman Fall 2013 Senior Capstone Project Presentation Project Mentor: Dr. Amy Rupiper Taggart. Special Thanks To:. Dr. Amy Rupiper taggart Dr. suzzanne kelley - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


<p>Power Plays, Collaboration, And Copy Editing: </p> <p>Interdependence And Conflict Interaction In The Copy Editing ProcessPower Plays, Collaboration, And Copy Editing: Erin StegmanFall 2013 Senior Capstone Project PresentationProject Mentor: Dr. Amy Rupiper TaggartDr. Amy Rupiper taggartDr. suzzanne kelleyAndNew rivers press book teams and authorsSpecial Thanks To:How the Copy Editing Process WorksAt traditional publishing houses, an acquisitions editor will solicit or receive and unsolicited manuscript and decide that the subject area or storyline is worth spending a large amount of time and money on.</p> <p>Senior editor will take over the project and first do substantive edits to the manuscript</p> <p>Then sends it to the copy editor who willFact checkRead for inconsistenciesKeep a style sheetEdit according to the Chicago Manual of Style or house style guide (or both)</p> <p>Copy editor and author send MS back and forth with approved or disapproved edits until the MS is (virtually) error-free</p> <p>This is where the conflicts emerge</p> <p>Presentation OutlineThe conversation surrounding the idea of authorshipResearch questionsMethodsConflict categoriesAuthor conflict exampleHow can this relationship be improved?</p> <p>A Few Views on Collaborative WritingTraditional Views:Lunsford and Ede: Modern authorship is a cultural construct (Singular Texts/Plural Authors, pg. 77)Hierarchal perspective of collaboration (Singular Texts/Plural Authors, pg. 133)George Herbert Meads Collaborative Perspective on Rhetorical Invention</p> <p>However, several theorists believe:Editors function as collaborators in the writing process of a text, as they contribute largely to the overall meaning (M. Thomas Inge)Can also be viewed as co-authors</p> <p>Research Questions1. What are the most common conflicts occurring in the copy editing process?</p> <p>2. Which power plays or conflict strategies are being implemented within these interdependent interactions?</p> <p>3. Can collaboration theories be used to reduce or improve the frictions in these relationships? </p> <p>Why is this Important to English Studies?Chances are good that each of you will collaborate with other writers to co-author a document</p> <p>Conflicts are inevitable</p> <p>You encounter the products of copy editing and co-authorship each and every day</p> <p>New Rivers Press and My Research Project</p> <p>Publishing practicum course through MSUMAllows student copy editors to work with a small literary press called New Rivers Press.I am part of a book team that worked through the semester to copy edit a novel manuscript.Dr. Suzzanne Kelley approved my request to contact book team members and authors to use e-mail correspondenceObtained permission through the use of informed consent formsSeveral of these e-mails serve as examples of conflict interaction or successful collaboration in the copy editing processConflict Category ChartInattention to voice Unauthorized changesDisagreements over the style /grammarIgnorance Poor communication from one party OtherInitiated by Copy Editor1. make changes against the authors wishes2. changing authors voice to match the copy editors wishes3. Sending the manuscript back1. Silent changes in the track changes function2. Sending the manuscript to the typesetter without speaking with the author about making certain edits1. impose consistency rules against the authors wishes2. Know a rule and painstakingly apply it 3. Flouting the rules of grammar to make the author feel incompetent1. Copy editor does not do adequate research into the manuscripts subject area2. C.E. goofs and has to start editing process over1. Freelance editors are sometimes unable to communicate with the author directly2 Being ambiguous about authors tasks Initiated by Author1. Difficult and want no stylistic changes made 2. Go over the copy editors head and make a complaint3. Exploding in anger and make threats1. Wants to continue making changes, adding things while the manuscript is in the copyediting stage2. Change the e-file once the manuscript has begun edits1. Formats the manuscript in a way that is unconventional and will not budge on it2. Being difficult because theyve been burned by bad editing before1. Ignorant of house rules/Chicago manual of style rules2. ignorant of how to prepare the manuscript to be published3. May ask to skip the copy editing process/hired a freelance editor out of pocket1. Author is unwilling to listen or negotiate2. Not respectful of the calendar or production scheduleInitiated by Third PartyHouse rules trumping authors wishes unless exceptions are made</p> <p>The senior editors do not give adequate feedback to the copy editors</p> <p>1. Disagreements over contracts, rights, royalties, or marketing tactics2. Hiring of Freelancers 3. Schedules of the publisher and author do not matchInattention to the Copy Editors and Publishing Houses Wishes or Style GuidesBT: We only have a few questions for you, so rather than send you a manuscript back labeled with them, I'm just going to ask them here because they are rather small and few.BT: This one does refer to the style overall. There are consistently double spaces after periods throughout the collection, is this deliberate? I do know this is how typing used to be taught (I even remember learning that,) so I wanted to know if it was deliberate, or just an accidental habit and we should fix it.AU: Yes, in the olden-times we did put two spaces after periods, so that's the way all the poems are formatted. I think the convention--going from one space after a period to two spaces after a period--is in flux right now, with some writers (probably older) using the two spaces and some writers (probably younger) using the one space. So I think it's fine to keep it with two spaces.Whats going on here?Book team knows that Chicago Manual of Style mandates one space between sentences</p> <p>Author believes that she is entitled to keep two spaces because she is an older writer.</p> <p>The two interdependent parties must go through differentiation stage to reach conflict resolution.How can the author/copy editor relationship improve?Normative Model of Conflict ManagementDifferentiationPreliminary understanding of others point of viewAcknowledge legitimacy of others issues/must work togetherMotivation to work through conflictsIntegration Search for common ground/improve understandingMove toward possible solutionsImplement resolution </p> <p>How can the author/copy editor relationship improve?Joanna Wolfes strategiesClarifying roles and responsibilities up front in a task scheduleIncluding revision in the task schedule and allow for plenty of time to implement revisionsLaying some ground rules for conversationPutting aside time for revisionDeciding in advance how impasses (stalemates) will be handledEstablishing team priorities</p> <p>Project Works Cited ListFolger, Joseph P., Marshall Scott Poole, and Randall K. Stutman. Working Through Conflict: Strategies for Relationships, Groups, and Organizations. 6th Ed. Boston: Pearson, 2009. Print.</p> <p>Fontaine, Sheryl L. and Susan M. Hunter. Collaborative Writing in Composition Studies. Boston: Cengage, 2005. Print.</p> <p>Inge, Thomas M. Collaboration and Concepts of Authorship. Modern Language Association. 116.3 (2001): 623-630. Print. 28 October 2013.</p> <p>Jacques, Kelly Chrisman. From Conflict to Concord: Copyeditors, Composition, and Technology. Diss. University of Kansas, 2010. Lawrence, 2010. Print.</p> <p>LeFevre, Karen Burke. Invention as a Social Act. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1986. Print.</p> <p>Lunsford, Andrea and Lisa Ede. Singular Texts/Plural Authors: Perspectives on Collaborative Writing. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1992. Print.</p> <p>----. The Concept of Authorship. Singular Texts/Plural Authors: Perspectives on Collaborative Writing. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1992. Print.</p> <p>Saller, Carol Fisher. The Subversive Copy Editor. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009. Nook file.</p> <p>Wolfe, Joanna. Team Writing: A Guide to Working in Groups. Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2010. Print.Works Cited for Images IncludedRed pen: http://elspethcooper.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/red_editing_pen.jpg</p> <p>Tracked Changes Example: http://www.google.com/search?q=track+changes&amp;client</p> <p>New Rivers Press: https://twitter.com/NewRiversPress</p> <p>Team Writing: A Guide to Working in Groups: http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=Team+Writing+A+Guide+to+Working+in+Groups+by+Joanna+Wolfe+2009+Paperback&amp;_armrs=1&amp;_from=&amp;_ipg=</p>