Be Your Own Editor: A Writer's Guide to Perfect Prose

Be Your Own Editor: A Writer's Guide to Perfect Prose

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by Sigrid Macdonald
     
 

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Are you uncertain when to use affect or effect? Loath or loathe? Compliment or complement? Do you struggle with character development, establishing realistic dialogue and composing articles, proposals or manuscripts?

Be Your Own Editor by Sigrid Macdonald offers a crash course in grammar basics, starting with punctuation and proper use of the dreaded apostrophe. It

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Are you uncertain when to use affect or effect? Loath or loathe? Compliment or complement? Do you struggle with character development, establishing realistic dialogue and composing articles, proposals or manuscripts?

Be Your Own Editor by Sigrid Macdonald offers a crash course in grammar basics, starting with punctuation and proper use of the dreaded apostrophe. It suggests ways to identify frequently misused words; to devise strong characters and background settings in fiction; and to structure nonfiction.

Nowadays, we're all writers - we write blogs, essays and business proposals. Professional authors write short stories, newspaper articles and manuscripts. If your writing is good, but you question your grammar and organizational skills, this informative, reader-friendly manual is for you.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781451596120
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
01/20/2010
Pages:
162
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.35(d)

Meet the Author

Sigrid Macdonald is a copy editor, a book coach, and a freelance writer. Originally from New Jersey, Macdonald currently resides in Nepean, Ontario. She's written three full-length books including Getting Hip, D'Amour Road and Be Your Own Editor. Her articles have appeared in Canada's largest newspaper, The Globe and Mail; The Women's Freedom Network Newsletter in Washington, D.C.; the American magazine Justice Denied; and the Toastmaster, a publication of Toastmasters International which is read in 80 countries.

Sigrid edits fiction, non-fiction, short stories, websites and biographies, and helps people who feel stuck with their writing. She believes that a muse is someone who isn't afraid to make mistakes because more is learned from failure than success.

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Be Your Own Editor 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is incredibly helpful, not just for writers, but for your everyday Jane to help prevent common gramatical errors.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hi and I'm eleven. I have written a book and my teacher's editing it. I hope this ebook won't let me down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
However, Sigrid Macdonald gave me a pleasant surprise. Not all of the information was pertinent to what I was looking for. This e-book covers a lot of territory, including fiction, non-fiction, essays, and even e-mail. But the information that was there was clear and put together well, and yes, well edited! A great find as a freebie, and well worth the dollar it costs now.
BSmithMD More than 1 year ago
Lots of helpful tips and guidance here. I had already read On Writing Well, Strunk, and Stephen King's book and still got a lot out of this. Very highly recommended.
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