The Frugal Editor: Do-it-yourself editing secrets for authors: From your query letter to final manuscript to the marketing of your bestseller. (HowToDoItFrugally Series of Books for Writers)
Publisher : HowToDoItFrugally Publishing
Description

There are gremlins out there determined to keep your work from being published, your book from being promoted. Resolved to embarrass you before the gatekeepers who can turn the key of success for you, they lurk in your subconscious and the depths of your computer programs. Whether you are a new or experienced author, The Frugal Editor will help you present whistle-clean copy (from a one-page cover letter to your entire manuscript) to those who have the power to say “yea” or “nay.”

The second edition of The Frugal Editor: From Your Query Letter to Final Manuscript to the Marketing of Your New Bestseller is from the multi award-winning HowToDoItFrugally Series of books for writers. It has won awards and accolades from Next Generation Indie Awards, USA Book News Awards, Reader Views Literary Awards, the coveted Irwin Award, and Dan Poynter’s Global Ebook Awards.

“Language is a fluid lifeform. To assume that because we once learned grammar one way, that way will always be accepted is fallacious. To neglect researching the language we write in when we so assiduously research the facts for what we write is folly.” ~ Quote from The Frugal Editor

Endorsements:

“Absolutely essential for beginning writers and a necessary reminder for the more advanced. The mentor you've been looking for. This book won't collect dust!” ~ Christina Francine, review for Fjords Review

“Using the basic computer and editing tricks from The Frugal Editor, authors can prevent headaches and save themselves time—and even money—during the editing process. It’s well worth your effort to learn them.” ~ Barbara McNichol, Barbara McNichol Editorial

“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

“The Frugal Editor has become an appendage to me.” ~ Donna M. McDine, award-winning children's author



The Story Behind This Book
Though the first book in the HowToDoItFrugally series was a hit, I realized that without great editing, no amount of marketing would do the trick. Thus, I put my editing experience to work and wrote a companion book that includes ideas from hundreds of agents who shared their pet query letter peeves.

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Praise and Reviews

The Frugal Editor: Do-It-Yourself Editing Secrets for Authors is a complete course of instruction under one cover.” ~ Midwest Book Review

“Absolutely essential for beginning writers and a necessary reminder for the more advanced. The mentor you've been looking for.  This book won't collect dust!” ~ Christina Francine, review for Fjords Review

“Using the basic computer and editing tricks from The Frugal Editor, authors can prevent headaches and save themselves time—and even money—during the editing process. It’s well worth your effort to learn them.” ~ Barbara McNichol, Barbara McNichol Editorial

“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


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Carolyn Howard-Johnson is the author of the multi award-winning This is the Place, Harkening, andTracings . She is also the author of  the How To Do It Frugally series includi More...
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