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I began as a journalist, or at least that's what I got my degree in. After college, I worked for a newspaper, then as a magazine editor and feature writer. These days I earn my living as a freelance editor for a national nonprofit organization. I've written three award-winning books of history and biography. I'm a member of The Authors Guild. My newest work is a fantasy, WATERSPELL, an intricate, multi-layered trilogy about a girl and the wizard who suspects her of being so dangerous to his world, he believes he'll eventually have to kill her ... which poses a problem for him, since he's fallen in love with her. My married name, and a name I've sometimes been published under, is Deborah Lightfoot Sizemore.
on Oct. 24, 2011 :
For those of us who love to write but find the editing part difficult, this book by Deborah J. Lightfoot is extremely helpful and well-written. It's easy to understand and full of terrific information.
(reviewed 24 days after purchase)
on Oct. 04, 2011 :
Self-Editing: Two Half Brains Make a Whole Writer, a short, well-written, entertaining, exemplary e-book, gives you so many fun strategies on how to edit your own work.
I loved especially the part about freewriting--something I have practiced for 27 years and has served me well in getting published.
You don’t need to be a professional writer to buy this book. I'd think anyone who wants to write a resume, report, or cover letter could use these ideas. I would also recommend this for homeschoolers or middle school and high school students that are learning composition.
If you want to better your own writing and feel more confident--buy this book. You’ll be glad you did!
(reviewed 14 days after purchase)
New Summerfield Press
on Oct. 01, 2011 :
Ms. Lightfoot has written a book that rivals "The Elements of Style" in its simplicity, clarity and helpful information. There's no literary double talk here. Just page after page of editing insight. The tips on how to use a computer to best editing advantage are especially welcome. Every writer should have this book in their creative quiver. I wish I had known about this tome when I first started out. David Davis
(reviewed 9 days after purchase)