By Don McNair

Veteran editor Don McNair lays out an easy-to-follow and systematic procedure for clearing up foggy writing--writing that is packed with additional, misused, and overused words--in this consultant to generating gleaming reproduction that pulls readers, brokers, editors, and revenues. McNair explains the typical blunders made by way of so much writers and exhibits how doing away with pointless phrases strengthens motion, shorten sentences, and makes writing crackle with existence. Containing 21 uncomplicated, hassle-free rules, ""Editor-Proof Your Writing"" teaches how you can edit vulnerable verb varieties, strip away writer intrusions, ban redundancies, do away with foggy words, right passive-voice sentences, cut down misused and overused phrases, and attach different writing error. a good addition to any writer's toolkit, this publication won't in simple terms make writing clearer and extra grammatical, it's going to additionally make it extra concise, enjoyable, and attractive to publishers.

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The way in which your classes converse what to do and never do is particularly enticing, and your real-life examples deliver all of it domestic. Your educating sort is particularly potent, and I’m now employing an entire new lens to my writing. I’ve realized that the two hundred pages I’ve written is simply a operating define, and that these info dumps and backstories have been my manner of having to grasp my characters. All that info was once helpful, yet now it won’t make it into the tale. ” —Melanie Martin, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada “I simply desired to tell you that I’ve simply bought trap Me a seize, the tale we labored on on your classification! this can be my first novel, and I’d wish to thanks for all of the support and counsel that helped me get there. ” —Sally Clements, Celbridge, County Kildare, eire “I realized very much. You awarded strong strategies to common writing difficulties, and that i certainly chanced on my funds and my time good spent! This direction may well rather well make the variation among good fortune for me and suffering in addition to the usual difficulties, getting nowhere. It’s something to grasp what’s incorrect and particularly one other to understand easy methods to repair it. ” —Susan Granade, cellular, AL “Thanks for an excellent classification! I realized such a lot of issues that appear so seen. I’ve learn loads of books on enhancing and writing, yet this path confirmed the stairs in a transparent and concise means. you've got given me path and self belief in my enhancing procedure. ” —Cici Edward, Chicago, IL “Don’s workshops are the simplest. His personal writing is so fresh, a true excitement to learn. whereas a few workshops are ‘about,’ Don’s is a ‘how-to. ’ He stocks very particular options to scrub up your personal writing and gives handouts and workouts to spot your individual model of ‘fog. ’ My average for online workshops is what i must convey after I’ve accomplished the category. i will be able to promise that Don’s type is easily worth the money and time. ” —Rita Van Fleet, cellular, AL “I published out your classes and skim them at bedtime. i've got already made a number of edits to my WIP in keeping with the data on your classes. i've got taken numerous on-line writing sessions, and this can be considered one of my favorites. i love your sort! ” —Rita Garcia, Diamond Bar, CA “I enjoyed the direction, and discovered much approximately enhancing my very own paintings. I edited the 1st 3 chapters of my WIP and they’re a lot tighter (and shorter). I beloved the structure, the assignments, and having the ability to right my paintings. thank you for an outstanding path that certainly superior my WIP and, confidently, destiny books. ” —Beverley Batema, Kelowna, BC, Canada Editor-Proof Your Writing 21 Steps to the transparent Prose Publishers and brokers Crave Don McNair Fresno, California Editor-Proof Your Writing Copyright © 2013 by way of Don McNair. All rights reserved. disguise snapshot textual content courtesy of Kimberly A. Goode. To my spouse Rita, the sunshine of my existence, the essence of my soul. released by way of Quill driving force Books An imprint of Linden Publishing 2006 South Mary road, Fresno, California 93721 (559) 233-6633 / (800) 345-4447 QuillDriverBooks. com Quill motive force Books and Colophon are logos of Linden Publishing, Inc.

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