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Imposing a Norm: The Invisible Marks of Copy-Editors

Abstract : Printing and publishing have historically played an important role in standardising the English language, but we are usually unaware of the numerous changes made to a manuscript before it reaches the bookshop. Indeed, most readers probably do not even notice the name of the editor and would be surprised, even taken aback, to discover that a novelis more of a collaborative effort than first assumed.
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Linda Pilliere. Imposing a Norm: The Invisible Marks of Copy-Editors. Linda Pillière; Wilfrid Andrieu; Valérie Kerfelec; Diana Lewis. Standardising English: Norms and Margins in the History of the English Language, Part III n° 13, Cambridge University Press, pp.251-276, 2018, 9781108120470. ⟨10.1017/9781108120470]⟩. ⟨hal-01995846⟩



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