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Friday, January 21, 2011

Editing Tips Everywhere!

Did you know The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition has a tip of the day? Here's a recent one:  In running text, "Spell out "United States" as a noun; reserve "US" for the adjective form only.—CMOS 16, 10.33"

If you "like" them on Facebook, the tip shows up in the morning on your feed.

I usually put at least one editing tip in my SharingwithWriters newsletter where you'll get lots of promotion resources, too. To subscribe send an e-mail with SUBSCRIBE in the subject line to HoJoNews (at) AOL (dot) com.






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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 (How To Do It Frugally series of book for writers). Learn more about her other authors' aids at www.howtodoitfrugally.com/writers_books.htm , where writers will find lists and other helps including Great Little Last-Minute Editing Tips on the Resources for Writers page. She blogs on all things publishing (not just editing!) at her Sharing with Writers blog. She tweets writers' resources at www.twitter.com/frugalbookpromo . Please tweet this post to your followers. We all need a little help with editing. (-:

1 comment:

Karen Cioffi said...

Thanks for the tip, Carolyn. You're newsletters are always packed with great info - I look forward to each one!

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