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Editor-Proof Your Writing

21 Steps to the Clear Prose Publishers and Agents Crave

Don McNair


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Veteran editor Don McNair lays out an easy-to-follow and systematic method for clearing up foggy writing--writing that's full of extra, misused, and overused words--in this guide to producing sparkling copy that attracts readers, agents, editors, and sales. McNair explains the common mistakes made by most writers and shows how eliminating unnecessary words strengthens action, shorten sentences, and makes writing crackle with life. Containing 21 simple, straightforward principles, ""Editor-Proof Your Writing"" teaches how to edit weak verb forms, strip away author intrusions, ban redundancies, eliminate foggy phrases, correct passive-voice sentences, slash misused and overused words, and fix other writing mistakes. A superb addition to any writer's toolkit, this book will not only make writing clearer and more grammatical, it will also make it more concise, entertaining, and appealing to publishers.

Praise For Editor-Proof Your Writing: 21 Steps to the Clear Prose Publishers and Agents Crave

"All writers, seasoned or newbie, should read, absorb, and put to use the lessons Don McNair offers in Editor-Proof Your Writing." —

"Don McNair's Editor-Proof Your Writing is the perfect workshop-in-a-book for fiction writers, and a must-have for any beginner." —Dianna Love, New York Times bestselling author of Blood Trinity, The Curse, and Last Chance to Run

Quill Driver Books, 9781610351782, 215pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2013

About the Author

Don McNair spent his working life editing magazines, producing public relations materials for an international PR firm, and heading his own marketing communications firm, McNair Marketing Communications. He is the winner of three Golden Trumpets from the Publicity Club of Chicago and the Silver Anvil from the Public Relations Society of America. He has authored hundreds of trade magazine articles, three how-to books, and several young-adult and suspense novels. He Lives in Foley, Alabama.