Rodrigue acquires Civil War books for Southern Illinios University Press. The subject areas include Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, military history of the western theater, legal history, Illinois topics and regimental studies, the midwest and the border states, Reconstruction, and gender, race, and medicine. SIU Press is no longer publishing edited primary sources from the Civil War era (including diaries, letters collections, and memoirs). If your work falls into one of these areas, contact Rodrigue to discuss the possibility of publishing your manuscript with SIU Press.
Editorial Consulting, Copy Editing, and Proofreading
Editorial consulting includes developmental editing and consulting on a wide variety of editorial matters, from what acquisitions editors look for to how to structure a book proposal. Copy editing involves electronic markup of MS Word files to correct matters of grammar and style. Proofreading entails a careful reading of typeset pages or manuscript pages to point out typographical errors and errors of style, with The Chicago Manual of Style as the main reference. Rodrigue is available for hire at an hourly rate for these services.