Carol Saller served as chief copyeditor for the 16th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style and consultant for the 17th edition. For many years she served as editor of both the Chicago Manual of Style’s online Q&A and of the CMOS Shop Talk blog.
Her books include The Subversive Copy Editor as well as several books for children, most recently the young adult novel Eddie’s War. In addition to her own blog, Carol has written about language and writing for Lingua Franca at the Chronicle of Higher Education and for Editor’s Corner at the CMOS Shop Talk blog.
- Upcoming: Novelists, Inc., St. Pete Beach, FL, September 2019
- Upcoming: Creative Nonfiction Writers Fellowship webinar, April 2019
- Diamonds in the Rough, Phoenix, February 2019
- Abu Dhabi Publishing Forum, Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 2019
- American Library Association webinar, Chicago, November 2018
- Willamette Writers’ Conference, Portland OR, August 2018
- International Association of Business Communicators, Montreal, June 2018
- American Society for Editing, Chicago, April 2018
- U-W Writers' Institute, Madison, April 2018
- AWP (Assoc. of Writers & Writing Programs), Tampa, March 2018
- Minnesota Book Publishers’ Roundtable, Minneapolis, November 2017
- Northwest Independent Editors’ Guild, Seattle, September 2017 (Keynote)
- American Library Association, Chicago, June 2017
- Editors’ Assoc. of Canada, Ottawa-Gatineau, Québec, June 2017 (Plenary)
- American University Presses, Austin, TX, June 2017
- Int’l Assoc. of Translators and Interpreters, Buenos Aires, April 2017 (Keynote)
- American Copyeditors’ Society, St. Petersburg, FL, March 2017 (Plenary)
- Chicago Humanities Festival, April 2016
- Board of Editors in the Life Sciences, Denver, October 2016 (Keynote)
- Chicago Public Television, WTTW, Chicago Tonight (recurring), 2016–
- University of Chicago Graham School, Editing Program guest lecturer, 2014–
- “Stickling for Words: Against Prescriptive Rules for Grammar.” Review of Lane Greene, Talk on the Wild Side: The Untameable Nature of Language. Times Literary Supplement, January 18, 2019.
- “The Substance of Style.” Research Information, July 30, 2018.
- “Toward Accuracy, Clarity, and Consistency.” In What Editors Do, ed. Peter Ginna. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018.
- The Subversive Copy Editor: Advice from Chicago; or, How to Negotiate Good Relationships with Your Writers, Your Colleagues, and Yourself, 2nd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016.
- Foreword to But Can I Start a Sentence with “But”? Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016.
- CMOS Shop Talk blog (Editor’s Corner, 2014–).
- “The Correctors.” Creative Nonfiction 53 (Fall 2014).
- Lingua Franca blog, Chronicle of Higher Education (weekly, 2011–2012).
- Eddie’s War. South Hampton, NH: namelos, 2011.
- The Subversive Copy Editor blog (2010–).
- SCBWI-Illinois Prairie Wind. “Promoting Your Book: Is There Any Point?”
- Terry Farish, The Elephant Rag. “Braiding the Verse Novel: Carol Fisher Saller.”
- Nancy Bo Flood, The Pirate Tree: Social Justice and Children's Literature. Review and Interview.
- Chris Eboch, Write Like a Pro!. “Did I Really Write Eddie’s War?”
- Pam Torres, So I'm Fifty. Interview: “Only You Can Write Your Book.”
- Illinois SCBWI Prairie Wind. "The Character Who Got Away.”
- Cynthia Leitich Smith, Cynsations. “Details from a Diary: Mining a Family Treasure for Fiction.”
- L L Owens, Children's Writing. “Poetry Friday Q&A.”
- Darcy Pattison, Fiction Notes. “Shrunken Manuscript X-Treme: A Writing Trick.”
- Clara Gillow Clark. “Celebrating Eddie’s Launch on Publication Day.”