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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 IMPRThere 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....

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

  • Karina Bartow
    2019-02-11 15:03

    The Frugal Editor is an author's ultimate weapon against pesky grammar gremlins. Carolyn Howard-Johnson will both educate and entertain you in this must-have resource.

  • Carolyn
    2019-02-12 16:43

    Thursday, January 18, 2007 431. REVIEW: The Frugal Book Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward To Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success Title: The Frugal Book Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward To Avoid Humiliation and Ensure SuccessAuthor: Carolyn Howard-JohnsonWebsite of Author: http://carolynhoward-johnson.comPublisher: Red Engine PressWebsite of Publisher: http://www.redenginepress.com/Genre: Non-Fiction/Self-Help for WritersPublication Date: Coming Spring of 2007ISBN: Not assigned yet. Length: 100 PagesFormat: 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. Written in a conversational style, THE FRUGAL BOOK EDITOR offers instruction on one topic at a time thereby making the whole process of editing much more manageable. Encouragement for those of us who are easily frustrated with the ‘cleaning up’ stages of our manuscripts highlights the instruction. One may approach the book in several ways. 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. Once an overall read is completed, a writer may use the contents or index to zero in on the part he/she needs at any given time.I’m a writer who would love to have someone else take over the editing and proofreading stages of my manuscripts because I hate editing, proofreading, and rewriting. Ms. Howard-Johnson’s 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. I advise all writers to obtain a copy of THE FRUGAL BOOK EDITOR and keep it handy as your write. Carolyn Howard-Johnson has studied writing at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom, UK: Herzen University in St. Petersburg, RU, and Charles University in Prague. Ms. Howard-Johnson is a lecturer, an instructor, and a writer. She has appeared on TV and hundreds of radio stations nationwide. She received the award Woman of the Year in Arts and Entertainment by members of the California Legislature. She has also published a nitty-gritty how-to book, THE FRUGAL BOOK PROMOTER that won USA Book News' "Best Professional Book 2004" and a chapbook of poetry, TRACINGS (Finishing Line Press). She loves to travel. Find more information about her at www.authorsden.com/carolynhowardjohnson.Lucille P RobinsonAlternative-Read.com Reviewer

  • Joyce White
    2019-01-28 14:48

    The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward--Winner 3 Awards (Book) - 12/29/2008 6:48:35 PMCarolyn Howard-Johnson's book, The Frugal Editor, reminds me of the old saying, "It takes a village to raise a child." It also takes a village to make us writers look good. A book is not written. It is rewritten, sometimes even with the help of proofreaders and editors like Carolyn. Carolyn is a must-read villager who has devoted many years of her own marketing experience to help writers hone our craft. Do not misread her title. Being frugal isn't the same as being stingy. Carolyn is very generous with her time and talents. Let's face it; Carolyn makes grammar and editing fun. She makes using Microsoft Find & Replace fun. Good editing makes the difference between being published and not being published. What writer doesn't want to be published? Before we can be published, we have to learn to record sentences already shaped in our heads. To do this we have to have good vocabularies. Having a good vocabulary doesn't mean knowing lots of words. It means being able to choose the right word from the wrong word, which can ultimately humiliate us. Carolyn is a dear friend to all of us who have grammar problems like dangling participles and conflicting noun and verbs. She is also computer-savvy for a novelist, a poet and an editor. 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. In my book, Sculpting the Heart and website www.sculptingtheheart, you will find inspirational poetry, blogging, photography, music and humor. If you are happy, you will enjoy both; if you are not happy, you definitely need them both. Her review of Sculpting the Heart can be found after January 1st, 2009 at www.MyShelf.com. Look us both up! All of us writers can absent mindedly make grammar mistakes like, why shouldn't we be more or less specific? Why should no-one never generalize or use no-double negatives? And why is it when I wind up my watch it starts but when I wind up this review it ends? Here's hoping we all have a prosperous New Year while sculpting our hearts for others! Sincerely yours, Joyce White

  • Robert
    2019-01-26 18:45

    The Frugal Editor is a book that belongs on the desk of anyone that is either an author, or an aspiring author. This book contains a wealth of information about what it takes to have your manuscript pass the mark toward publication.This book gives writers needed information on how to create queries, cover letters, book proposals, and manuscripts that are not sloppy which will get you into the round file. Reading this book will assist you in why you need an editor or at least two other sets of eyes for you writing.If you use Word, the de facto standard, there is information about using the Tracking feature and more to help you with your writing and editing with easy and practical steps in this book.The Frugal Editor applies to all types of writing. Even those that write business letters, e-mails and more can gain a unique insight into making them better. This book is an invaluable resource for anyone putting words on paper or a computer screen.The book is conversational in tone as if talking to a fiend that is imparting their secrets and tips to make your writing more professional and your manuscript pass muster with agents or in-house editors. No one wants to submit something that is not their best, which is why writers need a copy of The Frugal Editor.Do yourself a favor, and find a copy of this book for your reference; you will appreciate it.This reviewer gives a five star rating to The Frugal Editor.Endorsement Disclaimer: All reviews written by this reviewer are personal opinions of the book by this reviewer. The reviews are NOT paid endorsements of the book or the author. They are not advertisements. All reviews are honest, forthright and the opinion of this individual reviewer. This reviewer’s opinions are not for sale. (There is however, a small fee for some reviews, and sometimes this reviewer receives complementary copies from the author.) Federal Trade Commission 16 CFR Part 255 (http://www.ftc.gov/os/2009/10/091005r...)

  • Robert Medak
    2019-02-15 10:48

    The Frugal Editor is a book that belongs on the desk of anyone that is either an author, or an aspiring author. This book contains a wealth of information about what it takes to have your manuscript pass the mark toward publication.This book gives writers needed information on how to create queries, cover letters, book proposals, and manuscripts that are not sloppy which will get you into the round file. Reading this book will assist you in why you need an editor or at least two other sets of eyes for you writing.If you use Word, the de facto standard, there is information about using the Tracking feature and more to help you with your writing and editing with easy and practical steps in this book.The Frugal Editor applies to all types of writing. Even those that write business letters, e-mails and more can gain a unique insight into making them better. This book is an invaluable resource for anyone putting words on paper or a computer screen.The book is conversational in tone as if talking to a fiend that is imparting their secrets and tips to make your writing more professional and your manuscript pass muster with agents or in-house editors. No one wants to submit something that is not their best, which is why writers need a copy of The Frugal Editor.Do yourself a favor, and find a copy of this book for your reference; you will appreciate it.This reviewer gives a five star rating to The Frugal Editor.Endorsement Disclaimer: All reviews written by this reviewer are personal opinions of the book by this reviewer. The reviews are NOT paid endorsements of the book or the author. They are not advertisements. All reviews are honest, forthright and the opinion of this individual reviewer. This reviewer’s opinions are not for sale. (There is however, a small fee for some reviews, and sometimes this reviewer receives complementary copies from the author.) Federal Trade Commission 16 CFR Part 255 (http://www.ftc.gov/os/2009/10/091005r...)

  • Nancy
    2019-02-13 13:51

    If You Write a Book, You Need The Frugal EditorWhether you're looking for a traditional publisher or plan to self-publish, The Frugal Editor will be indispensable. The book covers all the topics a writer needs to successfully edit a book as well as a helpful section on the publishing industry. Reading this book is like having a friendly editor sitting at your elbow cheering you on and telling you what you need to know to succeed. The book covers the topics you need to get your book through the final stages of preparation before looking for a publisher. Using the tools provided by Word is one of the most helpful sections. Carolyn makes a very important point: you can't rely on the program to do all the work. You have to use it intelligently. Although all the tips are based on Word, other programs such as Libre Office and Open Office, which are free, have most of the same capabilities.The grammar section is excellent. It doesn't contain all the grammar rules, but it hits the ones you're most likely to have trouble with. Even if you're an excellent grammarian, which I'm not, you can find some useful gems. An extensive section focuses on how to find an editor and what you can expect from the one you hire. Finding someone you can work with is probably the most important thing you can do for successful editing. For me this section was worth the price of the book. Even if you've published several books, the tips in this book can be helpful. If you're starting out, they are invaluable. When the book is ready to go, grab a copy of The Frugal Book Promoter. These tips could help you make sales.

  • Christy
    2019-02-01 13:42

    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 a publisher or agent to accept a manuscript in need of editing, and submitting a manuscript that isn't as near perfect as possible will, in all probability, result in rejection. To the rescue comes acclaimed author Carolyn Howard-Johnson with The Frugal Editor, the latest in her How to Do It Frugally series. This little gem is a must-have for any writer, published or not, bestselling or unknown. Filled with valuable tips, The Frugal Editor touches on all aspects of self-editing, such as how to spot common grammatical errors, from superfluous adverbs to confusing dangling participles, as well as how to organize the workspace, format the manuscript, and use Word's tools to the fullest. Also included are sample query and cover letters, and pointers on correcting intrusive taglines, when to use an ellipsis, and correct spacing, to name a few. The book takes the reader step-by-step through the editing process, from rough draft to galley. No questions are left unanswered, no topics left uncovered. 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. Highly recommended.

  • Tami
    2019-02-22 17:51

    Editing is my absolute least favorite part of being an author. Like many writers, I find that my work flows more naturally if I type without really paying attention to all of the little details like grammar mistakes, typos, or redundancy of certain words (my biggest challenge). Unfortunately, at some point, I have to go back and fix the mess. To help with this overwhelming task, I have collected a variety of books on editing, proofreading, and critiquing. I have now added The Frugal Editor to the most helpful of these resources. A good many of the books I already have on my shelf drone on endlessly about proper grammar, sentence structure, or the correct usage of commonly misused words without really guiding me towards solving any of my problems. Instead, they tend to lead me directly to confusion and frustration. I believe that the problem is context. Most of these resources are made for school curriculums. The Frugal Editor knows that as writers we aren't trying to impress our teacher for a grade. We are just looking to improve clarity so that we can share our best efforts with our readers. 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.

  • Karen
    2019-02-23 16:54

    The Frugal Editor is a wonderful and easy to read writing tool. It's jammed packed with information, tips, advice, and examples. What I especially like about The Frugal Editor is that the author gives detailed instructions on using tools such as FIND and TRACK in your Word program. She also gives a number of online resources for additional information and provides two sample query letters.The Frugal Editor will be a writing book I refer to over and over in my writing career.Karen Cioffi

  • Aggie Villanueva
    2019-02-17 14:51

    Excellent. So much advice it's hard to absorb. Good thing it's written down in one place for me to come back to again and again. I'm also an author and I learn so much from each of Carolyn's books. If I take the time to do exactly as she says, I always come out ahead!

  • Dufus
    2019-01-24 15:01

    No work is ever truly finished. Howard-Johnson offers some good tips on setting up Microsoft Word to help with the editing process.