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Friday, January 14, 2011

Resume Rules Work for Writers, Too

Every once in a while AOL includes something on their news page that is pertinent to writers. Usually, that isn't their intent. In the case of today's feature, I'm sure they were thinking "job marketing." But formatting and grammar principles are often universal. You'll find pertinent suggestions in this list for writing and ordering bullets and a few other tips you can put to good use here. Especially in nonfiction pieces, query and cover letters, book proposals, media kits and more.

http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2011/01/07/13-things-to-do-before-you-apply-for-the-job/?icid=main%7Chtmlws-main-n%7Cdl4%7Csec1_lnk3%7C195004

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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. (-:

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