Editor Proof Your Writing

Veteran editor Don McNair lays out an easy-to-follow and systematic method for clearing up foggy writing—writing that's full of extra, misused, and overused words—in this guide to producing sparkling copy that attracts readers, agents, ...

Author: Don McNair

Publisher: Linden Publishing

ISBN: 9781610351782

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 215

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Veteran editor Don McNair lays out an easy-to-follow and systematic method for clearing up foggy writing—writing that's full of extra, misused, and overused words—in this guide to producing sparkling copy that attracts readers, agents, editors, and sales. McNair explains the common mistakes made by most writers and shows how eliminating unnecessary words strengthens action, shorten sentences, and makes writing crackle with life. Containing 21 simple, straightforward principles, Editor-Proof Your Writing teaches how to edit weak verb forms, strip away author intrusions, ban redundancies, eliminate foggy phrases, correct passive-voice sentences, slash misused and overused words, and fix other writing mistakes. A superb addition to any writer's toolkit, this book will not only make writing clearer and more grammatical, it will also make it more concise, entertaining, and appealing to publishers.
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Copyediting and Proofreading For Dummies

Want to know more about what each job entails? This friendly guide helps you position yourself for success. Polish your skills, build a winning résumé and land the job you've always wanted.

Author: Suzanne Gilad

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118051313

Category: Reference

Page: 384

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Turn your knack for language into a lucrative career Must-know techniques and resources for maximizing your accuracy and speed Interested in becoming a copyeditor or proofreader? Want to know more about what each job entails? This friendly guide helps you position yourself for success. Polish your skills, build a winning résumé and land the job you've always wanted. Books, magazines, Web sites, corporate documents - find out how to improve any type of publication and make yourself indispensable to writers, editors, and your boss. Balance between style and rules Master the art of the query Use proofreader symbols Edit and proof electronic documents Build a solid freelancing career
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The Pocket Book of Proofreading

This is a guide to freelance proofreading and copy-editing, with examples of proof correction marks and exercises with corrections supplied.

Author: William Critchley

Publisher: William Robert Critchley

ISBN: 9780955143724

Category: Copy editing

Page: 170

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This is a guide to freelance proofreading and copy-editing, with examples of proof correction marks and exercises with corrections supplied.
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McGraw Hill s Proofreading Handbook

You'll never send out a resume, submit a report, or hand in a proofread manuscript without first consulting this go-to guide.

Author: Laura Killen Anderson

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071506069

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

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Expert advice to perfect your proofreading skills McGraw-Hill’s Proofreading Handbook helps ensure that your documents are letter-perfect, every time. Veteran editor and proofreader Laura Anderson arms you with all the tools of the proofreader’s trade and walks you step-by-step through the entire proofreading process.
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The Smarter Student

43 Reviewing , editing and proof - reading How to make sure your writing is concise and correct Looking critically at your own writing is essential if you ...

Author: Kathleen McMillan

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0273695320

Category: Education

Page: 476

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An essential handbook every student needs to survive at university, this title provides essential practical advice on everything from financial tips and dealing with stress, to discovering how to get the best out of tutorials, how to write and present assignments, and what to do when up against an assessment crunch-point.
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Creative Writing Kelly Style

OR MAYBE BLANK SPACES NEED INSERTED TO KEEP THE CLOSING SENTENCE OR DIALOG TOGETHER? THIS IS CALLED “PRESENTATION.” SHOW YOUR EDITING-PROOF MARKS, ...

Author: Kelly Chance Beckman

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780557054374

Category: Fiction

Page: 316

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CREATIVE WRITING KELLY STYLE! THIS BOOK IS VERY DIFFERENT FROM OTHERS ON CREATIVE WRITING. THE KELLY STYLE CONTAINS MANY NEW IDEAS AND FORMATS TO DISCOVER AND ADVANCE YOUR WRITING SKILLS. IT CONTAINS WHAT MANY WRITING AND "HOW TO" BOOKS FAIL TO INCLUDE, WHICH ARE THE REAL WORKING WORLD OF THE CREATIVE WRITER AND HOW TO DEVELOP YOUR OWN CREATIVITY AND STYLE. IF YOU DREAM OF BEING A WRITER, USE THIS BOOK AS YOUR GUIDE FROM BEGINNING STEPS TO THE ADVANCED STEPS OF PUBLISHING AND MARKETING YOUR BOOK. 20 NEW KELLY STYLE FEATURES ARE PROVIDED. MULTIPLE EXAMPLES AND CLASS EXERCISES EXPLAIN THE "HOW TO" PROCESS. LEARN ABOUT IDEA GROUPS, NEW TECHNIQUES, PLOT AND DRAMATIZATION. YOUR BOOKS BECOME ALIVE WITH GREAT CHARACTERS AND DIALOGUE. IN ADDITION, 30 KEYS STEPS ARE PROVIDED ALONG WITH ADVICE AND LITERARY READINGS. 13 NEW CHECKLISTS HELP TO AVOID QUALITY ERRORS. NOW YOU CAN WRITE THAT GREAT NOVEL, DESIGN THE COVER, PUBLISH IT, MARKET IT AND FIND MORE WORK AS AN AUTHOR. BUY IT! USE IT! LOVE IT!
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Persuasive Legal Writing

... and you self-regulation. take control of In the a writing perfect world, you could rely on an editor to carefully proof and evaluate your writing.

Author: Camille Lamar Campbell

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer

ISBN: 9781454888093

Category: Law

Page: 275

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Persuasive Writing: A Storytelling Approach teaches students how to write effective motion briefs, and other types of non-adversarial persuasive writing by threading a narrative or “storytelling” theme throughout the entire text. This text endorses a three-stage framework—processing, packaging and revising —for integrating storytelling into any type of persuasive writing and is premised on the theory that Legal Storytelling is the most effective backdrop for effective advocacy. Organized to make the material accessible and highlight the intuitive nature of legal storytelling, this text will give the novice legal writer several resources to engage with the legal storytelling process.
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A Writer s Guide To Getting Published In Magazines

sometime in your writereditor relationship, a personal note can't be used, ... And yes, editors do want proof that you've been published in Family Circle, ...

Author: Dianne DeSpain

Publisher: ePublishing Works!

ISBN: 9781614171669

Category: Fiction

Page: 183

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The definitive choice in how-to get published books, A Writer’s Guide to Getting Published in Magazines covers the topics every aspiring magazine writer must know in order to achieve success, including: Deciding your target audience and what magazines you want to approach; How to do your article research; Writing query letters and what to include in the query package; Writing an article proposal; How to decide what articles to write; A description of article types often open to freelancers; Finding an expert to interview; Sidebars, photos and clips; Protocol for working with editors; Manuscript formats and writing the actual article; Contracts, rights and the business side or writing for magazines. Written by an experienced freelancer whose byline appeared in most of the leading consumers’ magazines for over a decade, A Writer’s Guide to Getting Published in Magazines is a basic tool every aspiring magazine writer needs at the beginning of his or her career.
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Creative Writing The Kelly Manual of Style

MY COMPUTER FOLDER HOLDS ALL THE ELECTRONIC VERSIONS. ... SHOW YOUR EDITING-PROOF MARKS, ... PRINT ONLY ONE SIDE THROUGHOUT THE WRITING PROCESS.

Author: kelly chance beckman

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781312351998

Category: Reference

Page: 336

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THIS IS NOT THE USUAL HOW TO WRITE CREATIVELY BOOK.IT IS A TEXTBOOK WITH ACTUAL PUBLISHED WORKS AND A STEP-BY STEP PROCESS DEFINED. WE TAKE THE WRITER FROM YAWN TO GREATNESS WITH 20 NEW WRITING TOOLS. 60 CHAPTERS AND 8 INDICES PROVIDE THE NECESSARY INFORMATION TO KNOW THE BOOK BUSINESS, HOW TO WRITE WITH ILLUMINATION, CREATIVITY AND MAGIC. AND EVEN CREATE A SCRIPT. EXPLAINED ARE GETTING BOOK IDEAS, THEMES, STORYTELLING, THREE SYNOPSIS, AND HOW TO WRITE WITH PASSION AND CLARITY. THE NEW WRITER MUST LEARN NEW WRITING TOOLS TO SURVIVE THE ELECTRONIC AGE, PRINT ON DEMAND PUBLISHING, LARGE BOOKSELLERS, AND GLOBAL MARKETS. THIS IS THE KEY TO HIS SUCCESS.
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Magazine Writing From the Boonies

Don't leave this chore for the editor. Proof your manuscript one last time. Neatly correct typos on the page. Retype if you have more than three per page.

Author: Mark Zuehlke

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780886291853

Category: Social Science

Page: 140

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No matter where you live, this book explains everything you need to know to break into the challenging and profitable magazine market. In this accessible, informative guide, two experienced freelancers, Mark Zuehlke and Louise Donnelly, explain the basics of writing non-fiction magazine articles. Mark Zuehlke has published more than 100 articles in magazines since 1981 and has taught several magazine-writing courses. He produces a continuing education magazine, and has appeared in Canadian Business, The Financial Post, Profit, Canada and the World and Canadian. Louise Donnelly began writing from rural B.C. in 1987, and founded her one-day workshop "Magazine Writing From the Boonies" in 1989. She has appeared in such magazines as The Financial Post, Moneywise Magazine and Canadian among others.
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Polish Your Prose

This guide will help you turn a promising manuscript into a published novel. And, it does this without the jargon. You don't need to know all the grammatical terms in order to make use of this book.

Author: Harmony Kent

Publisher:

ISBN: 1502893835

Category:

Page: 184

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Polish Your Prose is a powerful new guide that gives essential editing tips for authors. Lots of books have been written on the art of writing, and here-at last-is a guide that will teach you the essential techniques of editing your own book. This will help you turn a promising manuscript into a published novel. And, it does this without the jargon. You don't need to know all the grammatical terms in order to make use of this book. You don't need to know the definition of a split infinitive, a comma splice, or a 'to be' verb, as this manual explains these in detail in easy to understand terms, and a lively and engaging style.Chapters on Passive Writing, Tense, Point of View, Dialogue, and other techniques take you through the same processes an editor would go through to polish and perfect your manuscript. Good writing is nothing without good editing. Learn the secrets of good editing and writing with this essential author reference, which offers so much more for so much less.Harmony Kent is an award winning author, and accomplished editor and proofreader. Her passion is helping Indie Authors to successfully achieve their goals and dreams.
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The Everything Guide To Magazine Writing

From Writing Irresistible Queries to Landing Your First Assignment-all You Need ... the managing editor proof of your arrangement with your regular editor.

Author: Kim Kavin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781605502779

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.
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Writing Effectively in Print and on the Web

Human editors are still the most effective, so ask someone to proof your work ... You can also become so immersed in your own writing that it's hard to stay ...

Author: Rebecca Blakiston

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442278868

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 178

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The written word is our primary tool for communication – with colleagues, administrators, stakeholders, and users. Poor use of words can lead to misunderstandings and inefficiencies. Writing effectively will help you be a stronger colleague, manager, and librarian. In this book, you will learn how to: Define your audience and your primary messages Simplify your writing so that it is succinct and understandable Structure your written content so that it is most usable and accessible to your audience Approach different forms of writing in a way that is most effective to getting your message across Establish a voice and tone that reflects the identity of your organization and yourself as a professional The book covers writing for both print and Web-based publications and is aimed at all types of libraries.
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Publishing Journal Articles

They will not hinder the progress of your article and are easily corrected by copy—editors and proof—readers. For aspects of writing such as this you can ...

Author: Lucinda Becker

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446281147

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

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How do I go about writing a journal article? How do I maximise my chances of getting it published in a top journal? How do I know what journal to select? How do I best adapt my research work in order to get published? In this accessible, informative and entertaining book, Becker and Denicolo introduce the best practical strategies available to help you maximise your chances of success in getting your work published in the journal of your choice. This book offers down-to-Earth advice on such vital topics as: How to write and get the style right What to select for publication How to plan for success How to cope with writer's block Working with editors and reviewers How to cope with rejection This is a must-have book for anyone seeking to write for successful journal publication. The Success in Research series, from Cindy Becker and Pam Denicolo, provides short, authoritative and accessible guides on key areas of professional and research development. Avoiding jargon and cutting to the chase of what you really need to know, these practical and supportive books cover a range of areas from presenting research to achieving impact, and from publishing journal articles to developing proposals. They are essential reading for any student or researcher interested in developing their skills and broadening their professional and methodological knowledge in an academic context.
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Writing Christian Fiction

A good editor will quickly discover your writing voice and help you hone it. ... create a proper cover, and then give you your first proof copy.

Author: Ben Patterson

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781312491496

Category: Reference

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Interested in writing Christian fiction? Author Ben Patterson offers tips, strategies, and counsel for writers getting started in telling stories from a Christian worldview. Included you will find: –how to use the life of Christ as a model for story structure –the five main character types –the main conflict types –the main story types –the rules of handling point of view –how to show and not tell –some basic tips on usage –a glossary of fiction genres Whether you are starting out or want a refresher on basic elements in the craft of fiction, you'll find this an accessible guide in WRITING CHRISTIAN FICTION.
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Writing Your Family History

s issues you to move consider. towards These finishing are editing your and writing revising there your are work; a number checking of facts practical and ...

Author: Gill Blanchard

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473841185

Category: Reference

Page: 244

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Gill Blanchard's practical step-by-step guide to writing a family history is designed for anyone who wants to bring their ancestors' stories to life. She looks at ways of overcoming the particular problems family historians face when writing a family history -- how to deal with gaps in knowledge, how to describe generations of people who did the same jobs or lived in the same area, how to cover the numerous births, marriages and deaths that occur, and when to stop researching and start writing.Her book provides examples to help readers find their own writing style, deal with family stories, missing pieces of information and anomalies. It also offers advice on key aspects of composition, such as adding local and social history context and using secondary material. The focus throughout is on how to develop a story from beginning to end.Exercises are a key feature of the text. There is guidance on the various formats a family history can take and how to choose the appropriate one, with examples of format and layout. Production and publishing are also covered -- books, booklets, newsletters, websites, blogs and ebooks.
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Word 2017 The Beginner s Guide

NEW WRITING FORMAT Word 2017 Editor has new writing format that helps you write in a better format providing you editing services and enhanced proof editing ...

Author: Gack Davodson

Publisher: Van Helostein

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 40

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Word 2017 has all the features and functionality you’re used to with some enhancement and new features. Microsoft Word is a word processing tool for creating different types of documents to be used in work and school environment. It gives you access to OneDrive and has Read Mode, enhanced formatting options and many new exciting features.
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The Indie Writer s Handbook

INDIE writers should hire either a substantive editor and a proofreader, ... line editing, copy editing, and proofing—the manuscript is back in your hands.

Author: David Wind

Publisher: ColSaw Publications / DMW

ISBN: 9781733949514

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Succeed as a Professional Writer, outside of the Traditional Publishing World by having the right guide: that is your best chance for survival... And this is your guide!. ----A step by step guide for Professional Indie Writers and authors, from final draft to publication and launch marketing. This handbook covers publishing / Self-Publishing, editing, cover, and design resources dedicated to moving writers out of the "self-Publishing" associated with vanity presses and into the world of professional Indie writing--the world of Independently self-published authors — Florida Authors and Publishers Association, HOW-TO Book of the Year: Bronze Medallion — A B.R.A.G. MEDALLION HONOREE .... With a Foreword by Mel Jolly! --David Wind is a Hybrid author with 40 books of fiction published both Traditionally and Independently. He is a member of the Authors Guild, The Mystery Writers of America, The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and Novelists Inc, and is the President of the Florida Chapter of the MWA for 2020. TAGS: Writing Skills, Indie Writing, Self-publishing guides. publishing guides, Book Publishing Industry, Independent Writing, independent Publishing, self Publishing, Creativity Self-Help, Publishing & Books, Media & Communications Industry, Fiction Writing Reference, Writing Skill Reference, Web Marketing, Business Writing Skill, Writing Skills in Advertising, Nonfiction Writing Reference, Genre Fiction Writing Reference, Education Research, Writing Skills in Advertising
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An Authentic English Language Arts Curriculum

Even Hemingway had the famous editor Maxwell Perkins, the same editor who made ... Anyone can help you proof your writing so that it is free from errors.

Author: Arthur T. Costigan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351167147

Category: Education

Page: 192

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This book provides ways of thinking for preservice and new teachers to transition from the theory behind curricular design to engaged teaching and learning in the classroom. It offers a comprehensive framework for the creation and implementation of one’s own authentic and effective ELA curriculum. In addition to strategies for preservice teachers to develop their own pedagogies, lessons, and teaching techniques, Costigan also demonstrates how to design tools for teaching in the current testing- and standards-driven context of the educational reform movement. Containing real-life examples of reading and writing instruction, this book empowers preservice teachers to translate the concepts of curriculum design to actual ELA classroom practices that will engage students.
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How to Use Storytelling in Your Academic Writing

Reading. Your reading is done. Drawing. Other than minor editing and proofing of labels and titles for consistency and formatting, the drawing is done.

Author: Timothy G. Pollock

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781839102820

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

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Good writing skills and habits are critical for scholarly success. Every article is a story, and employing the techniques of effective storytelling enhances scholars’ abilities to share their insights and ideas, increasing the impact of their research. This book draws on the tools and techniques of storytelling employed in fiction and non-fiction writing to help academic writers enhance the clarity, presentation, and flow of their scholarly work, and provides insights on navigating the writing, reviewing, and coauthoring processes.
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