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Reviews of How to Swat the KILLER BEs Out of Your Writing:

Reminiscent of the classic Strunk and White guide to style, this sleek book addresses one of the most vexing problems facing all writers: catching and changing passive voice into active voice once and for all. I will recommend Barnes' must-have guide to every student and editing client.

---Elizabeth Lyon, editor and bestselling author of six how-to books for writers including Manuscript Makeover and The Sell Your Novel Tool Kit

Even the best story can be plagued with these mistakes, sabotaging one's work. "How to Swat the Killer Bes Out Your Writing" is a consideration for any aspiring author.

---Midwest Book Review

The "Odds and Ends" is especially helpful and is much easier than digging through the massive "Chicago Manual of Style." I keep it next to my computer for constant reference, which should cause much less grief for editors in my future writings.

---Michael D. Kincaid, author of Alaska Justice

Thanks to the author's tips, I have learned the real value of taking a little extra time to think about how to revise troublesome text. This extra look often leads me to a clearer, stronger way to convey information.

---Glenda Freeman, Communications Editor, Auburn University

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