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

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

by Carolyn Howard-Johnson

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.

  • Series: How To Do It Frugally
  • Language: English
  • Category: Language
  • Rating: 4.54
  • Pages: 167
  • Publish Date: October 1st 2007 by Red Engine Press
  • Isbn10: 0978515870
  • Isbn13: 9780978515874

What People Think about "The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success"

Be advised and frugal with your time to send in polished manuscripts This book is engaging and fun to read. This book will help polish any writing piece. The difference between an editor and a someone who reads to find typos is well-explained in this book. The author explains: *Writers should use Word editing, but not rely on it alone. *Books and web sites that will help a writer are recommended, as well. Did you know the whole publishing world dislikes the term fictional novel? Other terms the whole publishing world dislikes are also discussed to help writers avoid newbie mistakes.

Length: 100 Pages Format: E-Book THE FRUGAL BOOK EDITOR by Carolyn Howard-Johnson Red Engine Press Non-Fiction/Self-Help for Writers This book serves as a desk reference for any writer who composes any type of writing. Read THE FRUGAL BOOK EDITOR from beginning to end to get a good idea of what Ms. Howard-Johnson is offering as well as a good understanding of her conversational style. Ms. Howard-Johnsons techniques and her encouragement from page to page of THE FRUGAL BOOK EDITOR lifts my spirits to the level where I can approach these hated tasks in a better attitude and get the job done.

It is rewritten, sometimes even with the help of proofreaders and editors like Carolyn. Let's face it; Carolyn makes grammar and editing fun. Best of all she is approachable, loyal and generous with her HowToDoItFrugally Series of Books for writers. Also, look for her Classified Ads for writers and my book, Sculpting the Heart in her www.HowToDoItFrugally website. Her review of Sculpting the Heart can be found after January 1st, 2009 at www.MyShelf.com.

The Frugal Editor applies to all types of writing. No one wants to submit something that is not their best, which is why writers need a copy of The Frugal Editor. This reviewer gives a five star rating to The Frugal Editor.

The Frugal Editor applies to all types of writing. No one wants to submit something that is not their best, which is why writers need a copy of The Frugal Editor. This reviewer gives a five star rating to The Frugal Editor.

The book covers all the topics a writer needs to successfully edit a book as well as a helpful section on the publishing industry. The book covers the topics you need to get your book through the final stages of preparation before looking for a publisher. Even if you've published several books, the tips in this book can be helpful.

This generous writer goes so far as to recommend resources through other books and websites, with plenty of advice from agents and editors. The Frugal Editor is one of those reference books every writer should have by their computer for constant use and study.

I have now added The Frugal Editor to the most helpful of these resources. To this end, The Frugal Editor gets right to the point with straightforward suggestions and the most common mistakes made by writers during the editing process.

She also gives a number of online resources for additional information and provides two sample query letters.

An instructor for UCLA Extension's world-renown Writers' Program, her book The Frugal Book Promoter: How to Do What Your Publisher Won't was named USA Book News' "Best Professional Book 2004," and was given the Irwin Award.