“[An editor] should say to himself, ‘How can I help this writer to say it better in his own style?’
and avoid ‘How can I show him how I would write it, if it were my piece?’”
— James Thurber
Editing and Publishing
Chicago Manual of Style – the style guide most widely used in US book publishing.
A Guide to Grammar and Punctuation
Claire Kehrwald Cook, Line by Line: How to Edit Your Own Writing
Lyn Neary, National Public Radio, What Exactly Does an Editor Do?
David Kudler, Seven Deadly Myths and Three Inspired Truths about Book Editing (article)
Max Perkins, Editor of Genius, by A. Scott Berg
James Silberman, Editor Who Nurtured Literary Careers
Robert Loomis, Old-School Editor
What Makes an Editor Great
New School Publishing Institute
Nick Ripatrazone, Is Line Editing a Lost Art?
Arnie Kotler Editing Services
Why I Chose Koa Books to Publish My Novel