The Frugal Editor: Do-It-Yourself Editing Secrets-From Your Query Letters to Final Manuscript to the Marketing of Your New Bestseller, 3r (Paperback)

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The Frugal Editor: Do-it-Yourself Editing Secrets From your query letter to final manuscript to the marketing of your new bestseller

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

"Imagine a very wise aunt with a great sense of humor who will get you laughing at the most serious topics. Then make her an expert in all aspects of writing. That's Carolyn Howard-Johnson. I've had the pleasure and honor of editing several of her "Frugal" books for the publisher, although only the 3rd edition of this one. Despite my own experience as an editor, I learned a great deal from this book. So will you, regardless of your level of knowledge. Mind you, this is not a book to read and forget, but a how-to manual that needs you to take careful notes, to read again and again, and to have handy as a reference." -- Bob Rich, Phd, author of From Depression to Contentment

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Product Details
ISBN: 9781615996001
ISBN-10: 1615996001
Publisher: Modern History Press
Publication Date: February 1st, 2023
Pages: 296
Language: English