The European Association of Science Editors (EASE) is an internationally oriented community of individuals from diverse backgrounds, linguistic traditions and professional experience who share an interest in science communication and editing.
The EASE Science Editors' Handbook is an invaluable resource for anyone working in the field of editing either in print, or digitally. It covers a wide range of subjects, including all aspects of copy editing and running a journal. It provides examples of good practice, plus hints and tips that can help to solve problems and support good decisions.
In September 2013, EASE published the Second Edition. This features 56 chapters written by 40 international authors with experience in all areas of science editing and publishing. Of the 56 chapters, 23 are completely new and all the others have been extensively revised and updated.
The Handbook is divided into the following six sections:
The Handbook is available in paperback format and the price is £20 for members and £30 for non-members. Orders may be placed via the web shop: delivery may take up to two weeks. Please ask the secretary for details of postage on more than one copy.
Publisher: European Association of Science Editors
EASE members can download individual chapters or sections of the Handbook in pdf format. Please note that these documents are for personal use or educational purposes only; they should not be forwarded to third parties.
Pippa Smart is a research communication and publishing consultant, working for her own company, PSP Consulting. She has worked in academic and research publishing for almost 25 years for companies such as Cambridge University.