Carolyn Howard-Johnson

The Frugal Editor

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The Frugal Editor: Do-it-Yourself Editing Secrets From your query letter to final manuscript to the marketing of your book
Whether you are a new or experienced author, The Frugal Editor helps you present whistle-clean copy from a one-page cover letter to your entire manuscript that will convince those with the power to say “yea” or “nay” to your precious book.
The third edition of The Frugal Editor, is the winningest book in Carolyn's multi-award-winning HowToDoItFrugally Series of Books for writers with accolades from Reader Views Literary Award, Dan Poynter's Global Ebook Award, the coveted Irwin Award, and many others. This fully updated edition includes the new help you need from managing gender pronouns to maximizing the usefulness of front and back matter. Altogether, The Frugal Editor now provides 50% more information designed for the success of your title.
«Writers and editors have a true friend in Carolyn Howard-Johnson. Her word smarts, her publishing savvy, and her sincere commitment to authors and editors make The Frugal Editor a must-have resource.” — June Casagrande, author of The Best Punctuation Book, Period and Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies (Penguin) and syndicated grammar columnist
«Previous editions of The Frugal Editor were excellent. Nothing could be better… except this book which has an additional 50% new content. The publishing world changes quickly, and this text allows writers to keep up with the ever-changing world of editors, publicists, finicky agents, trends, cultural expectations, queries, and media kits… exploding grammar myths, and possible scams. Save yourself time and money by learning from the best, Howard-Johnson. — Carolyn Wilhelm, BA, MA, MS and author of environmental content
«Carolyn Howard-Johnson is a godsend for writers everywhere. Her new book The Frugal Editor, is part reference guide, part do-it-yourself editing manual, part masterclass on the writing and publishing industry… and all with Carolyn's signature humor and encouraging energy! She is a master at simplifying overwhelming tasks into relevant, can-do information. This book is a must for every writer's bookshelf!” --Dallas Woodburn, book coach and best-selling author of Thanks, Cariss, for Ruining my Life
«I am using The Frugal Editor to polish my next book. I've used it for the first edit, the beta edit, and…I'm ready to snuff out excess words. Your tip about adding spaces with the search and replace tool is a timely add to my editing skills. It was easy to weed out abbreviations like AR for Arkansas one of my clients used with the (space)AR(space) feature.” --Elizabeth Seckman, editor of Insecure Writers Group newsletter
«In the third edition of her The Frugal Editor, Carolyn Howard-Johnson helps authors obtain a finished product worthy of Simon and Shuster. The book guides readers through evolving changes in the English language that has no governing academy regulating it.” --Helen Dunn Frame shares her secrets for Retiring in Costa Rica or Doctors, Dogs and Pura Vida and other books. «Whether you're writing your first book or tenth, The Frugal Editor is a must-read.” --Tim Bete, director, Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop
«Carolyn Howard-Johnson's The Frugal Editor has been my go-to editing bible for many years. The new Third Edition is the best yet with all the clear, easy-to-follow advice on how to edit your work like a pro of the earlier editions and a whole new range of up-to-the-minute advice about such things as using gender pronouns correctly, well-researched insider info on how to avoid agents' and publishers' pet peeves, how to avoid scams, and lots more. This is a must for every author's editing arsenal.” --Magdalena Ball, CompulsiveReader
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