Savvy Self-editing: A Guide for Developing Your Own Editing Process

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AuthorHouse, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 85 pages
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You can't sell if you're not read. Getting read means being ready with polished work.

In today's tight, competitive markets, writers are expected to submit professional, finished work. Agents and editors will not read past page three if the writing has spelling, grammar or punctuation errors, or if the writing is dull, scattered or inflated.

Agents and editors want focused, page-turning, reader-friendly material

The Savvy Self-Editing Book is a guide for writers to develop their own editing process to suit their needs and vision. It breaks down the editing process into three stages: Content, Sentence, and Copy Editing. Its concise format gives writers concrete examples, charts, and quick and easy editing techniques that make a difference! Here are some quotes

Barnaby Conrad, Author of Matador, Director of the Santa Barbara Writers' Conference:
"An absolute must book for any beginning writer!"

Charles Champlin, former Arts & Film Editor, Los Angeles Times, calls Savvy Self-Editing:
"An amazingly compact treasury of priceless advice for any writer."

"The Stunk L White of editing."

Cork Milner, Author: Write From the Start, The Art of Interviewing; magazine articles for
Writers Digest,
Los Angeles Times, Playboy and Travel:

"There is more fast information in 'Tony Jaymes' book Savvy Self-Editing,
 than any two-inch thick manual"

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