- Paperback: 162 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 20, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 145159612X
- ISBN-13: 978-1451596120
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 21 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,662,479 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Be Your Own Editor: A Writer's Guide to Perfect Prose
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About 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.
Top customer reviews
However, her own writing style is replete with redundant and over-used words. Take her editing advice, but do not copy her syle
I was hoping for a book with more advice on editing for the big picture - how to refine your structure, how to step in to the 2nd draft, how to refine the presentation of ideas, etc. But I feel like only the "Three Years After..." section (6 pages) addresses that. The rest are about sentence-by-sentence, phrase-by-phrase editing.
This book offers little insight that helps you rethink your work - the hardest part of editing that I need help for!