Editor-Proof Your Writing by Don McNair
21 Steps to the Clear Prose Publishers and Agents Crave (Great Books for Writers)

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...Editor-Proof Your Writing: 21 Steps to the Clear Prose Publishers and Agents Crave provides a last-step methodology for achieving clearer, tighter prose. And there is no writer, agent, or publisher who could argue about the value of that!
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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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Don McNair spent his working life editing magazines, producing public relations materials for an international PR firm, and heading his own marketing communications firm, McNair Marketing Communications. He is the winner of three Golden Trumpets from the Publicity Club of Chicago and the Silver Anvil from the Public Relations Society of America. He has authored hundreds of trade magazine articles, three how-to books, and several young-adult and suspense novels under the pen name Donna McClaire. He Lives in Foley, Alabama.
 
Published April 1, 2013 by Quill Driver Books. 215 pages
Genres: Education & Reference. Non-fiction
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...Editor-Proof Your Writing: 21 Steps to the Clear Prose Publishers and Agents Crave provides a last-step methodology for achieving clearer, tighter prose. And there is no writer, agent, or publisher who could argue about the value of that!

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