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SELF-EDITING:
Bringing Out Your Best

Two Half Brains
Make a Whole Writer

Practical Professional Advice From
Deborah J. Lightfoot
Published Author & Gainfully Employed Editor

Copyright (c) 2011 by Deborah J. Lightfoot



Smashwords Edition
2011

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Summary: For writers in all genres, tips and tricks for (partially) computer-aided editing and for invoking the critical faculties of your logical left brain at just the right time. We’ll use the Find feature to locate predictable problems: “ly” adverbs, overuse of commas, qualifiers that leech the life from writing. Then on to meatier matters of self-editing: eliminating wordiness, changing passive voice to active, when to show and how best to tell (with specifics, not generalities), subtlety, pacing, etc. Drawn from the presenter’s years of experience in newspaper, magazine, and book writing and editing, this e-book offers nuts-and-bolts advice on fixing common errors.





SELF-EDITING:
Bringing Out Your Best

Two Half Brains
Make a Whole Writer

by
Deborah J. Lightfoot

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