The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success

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Star Publish, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 167 pages
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There are gremlins out there determined to keep your work from being published, your book from being promoted. They -- resolved to embarrass you before the gatekeepers who can turn the key of success for you -- lurk in your subconscious and the depths of your computer programs. Whether you are a newor experienced author, BEST BOOK FORWARD: HOW TO MAKE A SPOTLESS FIRST IMPRESSION WITH EVERYTHING YOU WRITE (This is the back of book, second subtitle) will help you present whistle-clean copy (whether it's a one-page cover letter or your entire manuscript) to those who have the power to say Yea or Nay.
 

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As the literary market continues to tighten its proverbial belt, today's writer must assume more of the responsibilities surrounding book publishing than ever before. No longer can a writer depend on ... Read full review

Contents

Misunderstanding Editing
3
Your Editing Is Branding Too
9
Covers and Queries
15
The Way to a Gremlins Heart
21
Lets Peek into the Minds and Query Boxes of Literary
27
Use Words Tools Dont Trust Them
37
Death to Gerunds Participles and Other Ugly Ings
45
More Editing Ahead
83
Where You Come to Truly Believe
99
Heart Attacks Can Be Avoided
107
The Final Straw
113
Editors NightmaresA Short List of Common Errors
119
Recommended Reading Listening and Help
129
Contributing Literary Agents
137
Sample Query Letters
143
Other Writers Aids
149

Dust Off the Cobwebs
89

Common terms and phrases

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