If you are a serious writer and hope to achieve what it's all about, buy this book.
Numerous excerpts from F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and Adam Thorpe's Ulverton reveal the working relationships between these authors and their editors.
In "The Artful Edit," Bell offers expert advice on how to refine one's writing through self-editing.
Susan Bell uses examples from well-known literary works to illustrate the value of editing. This worked well for me. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Nikki Hanna
One of the most engaging books on this topic, and highly useful too. Should be read by editors as well as authors.Published 5 months ago by Roseserious
The writer of this book gets a 5 but the publisher gets a 3, though it should be a 2. The actual editing and advice is excellent and I will use it, but I felt so annoyed and angry... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Christoph Paul
This book was in excellent shape, however I did receive it to late for my English class....another book I ordered also arrived late. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Troy Blankenship
This was for a personal enrichment class in revision, and I found it a useful tool I'm sure I'll refer to in the future.Published 10 months ago by Patricia Ann Wilson
Some of the chapters were excellent and useful. It's not a starter book for writers on editing for sure. I liked the chapter on macro editing as that's a weak area for me. Read morePublished 13 months ago by terri tiffany
Definitely has tips that every writer should practice, and tells them in multiple ways so that they consolidate. Read morePublished 15 months ago by That Girl
A good book that adds plenty of insight about editing your pieces as well as pieces of other writers. good.Published 16 months ago by Brian Ericksen
Drawn out and offering less "tips & tricks" to self-editing than I expected. But overall I guess that this is a good introduction to editing for new writers. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Rita