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The Complete Indie Editor - 55 Essential Copy-edits for the Professional Independent Author
Price: $9.49 USD. Words: 22,430. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Grammar and punctuation, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Stay ahead of the competition with this easy to use, step-by-step guide. The Indie Editor is a one-stop copy-editing shop to improve your novel before publication. Including: *Redundant adjectives & overuse of adverbs *Over thirty overused words & phrases such as that, it, up/down, was/were, etc. *Proper use of italics, quotations & capitalisation & a whole lot more...
The Eye of Argon: Scholar's Ebook Edition
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,970. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2011 by FoxAcre Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Quite Possibly the Worst Story Ever Written. This edition includes three essays on THE EYE OF ARGON, shedding light on the history, the folklore, and the author of this unique work.
Dr. Jargonlove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Technobabble
Price: Free! Words: 870. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
Why would somebody write "the biota exhibited a 100 percent mortality response" when he really meant all the fish died? Sometimes people use jargon to be taken seriously, sometimes to be clear and precise, sometimes to not work so hard, and sometimes to deliberately evade and confuse. This essay humorously examines the various motivations for using jargon in both good and bad communication.