UGA Press Mourns the Loss of Editor Valerie Boyd

The University of Georgia Press mourns the loss of celebrated editor Valerie Boyd. In September 2021, the Press appointed Boyd as one of two Editors-at-Large. She also served as one of the Crux: The Georgia Series in Literary Nonfiction series editors. In February 2021, Boyd moderated the Press’s “Then and Now: A Conversation with Charlayne…

UGA Press Announces Appointment of Two Editors-at-Large

The University of Georgia Press is pleased to announce the appointment of Valerie Boyd and Cynthia R. Greenlee as Editors-at-Large. Boyd and Greenlee will represent the Press in seeking book projects in a wide range of subjects, including foodways, gender, history, journalism, labor, politics, race, justice and the South, broadly interpreted. Valerie Boyd is professor…

The Challenges of Typecoding

Editors on the production side of publishing–often called project editors or production editors–coordinate and/or oversee the work of authors, copyeditors, proofreaders, and designers as a manuscript that has been accepted for publication is turned into a book. Often this involves direct copyediting and proofreading, but it also involves lots of letter writing, instruction, and art…

Quotations and the Copyeditor

One of the perils of making a book, particularly on the production end, is ensuring the book’s accuracy. A book that has a defect no one noticed until it is out selling at the local bookstore is a nightmare for everyone, but the main gatekeepers in this regard are often the folks in production. And…