Written by a professional editor with 20 years experience, this guide to self-editing offers writers of novels and short stories multiple ways to improve their writing and produce cleaner manuscripts to pitch to agents and editors or to self-publish. Includes 10 rules for avoiding errors in punctuation and syntax and creating clearer sentences and better description and dialog. Offers ideas for knowing when your book is really done and how to save money if you decide to hire a professional editor before pitching or publishing.
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About the Author
I'm a former college professor of literature and writing who's been a freelance editor for the last 20 years. I edit academic papers, dissertations, and fiction and nonfiction manuscripts. I teach writing workshops for creatives, academics, and business professionals. I am also an artist (www.jillkellycreative.com). I have written three novels (The Color of Longing: An Unconventional Romance, Fog of Dead Souls: A Thriller, and When Your Mother Doesn't, literary fiction. ). I am also the author of a memoir, Sober Truths: The Making of an Honest Woman, which was a finalist for the prestigious Oregon Book Award, and a how-to book, Sober Play: Using Creativity for a More Joyful Recovery. I live in Portland, Oregon, with my four cats who do all the chores so I can be creative 24/7.