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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Jozette Aaron Asks Questions You May Not Be Able To Answer

Here is a review sent to me by Jozette Aaron, the editor of DeSilva's News. She is not an Amazon customer so couldn't post it there. It seemed a waste for subscribers to The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor not to see, don't you think!?

Review of The Frugal Editor by Jozette Aaron

Do you know what a dangling participle is? Are you aware of the gremlins that lurk as you type? How about the gerunds, ineffective passives and adverb redundancies? How familiar are you with Word when using it for your work in progress? Do you know how to track your edits and ideas or readability statistics?

I don't consider myself to be computer illiterate but I couldn't answer these questions without the help of The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success by Carolyn Howard-Johnson. I started reading the book and became so engrossed, I was halfway through before I put it down. It is engaging, entertaining and extremely informative. No writer should be without a copy in their library of references. On these pages are answers to many of the issues I face as a novelist. There are links to useful websites, a list of agents and what they are looking for in your submission, sample query and cover letters and so much more.

I highly recommend The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success as required reading for every writer whether you're a novice or well published. It is an easy to use, reader friendly guide to help you clean up your work to "put your best book forward!"
Jozette Aaron
Author, Freelance Writer
Editor-in-Chief, Publisher
DeSilva's News
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Carolyn Howard-Johnson edits, consults and speaks on issues of publishing. Find her The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0978515870. Learn more about her other authors' aids at www.howtodoitfrugally.com. She blogs on all things publishing (not just editing!) at www.sharingwithwriters.blogspot.com.

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