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Edit is a four-letter word : how to create the best first impression

Author: Glynis Scrivens
Publisher: Winchester : Compass Books, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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All you need to know about polishing your fiction for today's competitive market.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Scrivens, Glynis.
Compass Points - Edit is a Four-Letter Word : How to Create the Best First Impression.
Ropley : John Hunt Publishing, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Glynis Scrivens
ISBN: 9781782795216 1782795219
OCLC Number: 922456375
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Dedication; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I: The Nature of Editing; When NOT to Edit; Get that first draft written; Eight different writers = Eight different writing experiences; Final thoughts; Why Edit?; Resist temptation; Editing isn't optional; Leaving work to sit; Why can't the computer do it for me? Reasons not to use spellcheck; Mistakes are inevitable; When Does Rewriting Stop and Editing Start?; Twelve Writers have Their Say; Final Thought; Part II: The Stages of Editing; The Stagesof Editing: Substantive Editing; Editing is individual. Substantive editing: Fixing the overall structureExamples:; Rachelle Gardner --
Editorial letter; Hope Clark --
Editing a novel; Bruce Thomson --
Editing a novel; Ginny Swart --
Editing a magazine serial; Tools; Tip: Last word; Line Editing and Copyediting; Line editing: Fixing the general style; Essential skill: Reducing word count; Examples:; Ginny Swart --
Losing or adding words; Iain Pattison --
Line editing a short story; Hope Clark --
Avoid repetition; Tools for line editing; Copyediting: Fixing the nuts and bolts; Tools for copyediting; Checklist; Doing things in the right order. Substantive editing --
Fixing the overall structureLine editing --
Fixing the general style; Copyediting --
Fixing the nuts and bolts; Tip; Common Editing Mistakes: Punctuation; Put your work in the top 10%; Incorrect punctuation:; Apostrophe; Comma; Exclamation mark; Question mark; Incorrect use of common pronouns:; Common Editing Mistakes: Structure and Style; Repetitive sentence structure; Story structure; Lack of continuity; Confusing dialogue; Use of weasel words; Overwriting; Passive voice; Wrong use of tenses; Unnecessary changes of viewpoint; Word length; Setting out; A boring title. Dangling modifierConclusion; Part III: Editing in Practice; Novelists Explain Their Editing Techniques; The unpolished first draft; Simon Whaley --
Editing scene by scene; Peter Lovesey --
Editing sentence by sentence; Sheila O'Flanagan --
Editing a third of a book at a time; Monica McInerney --
Read, print, edit; Tim Bowler --
First get it written, then get it right; Sarah Duncan --
Editing in scenes; Sue Moorcroft --
Editing in layers; Dani Collins --
Editing at What Comes Next? moments; Which method works for you?; Exercise; Short Story Writers Explain Their Editing Techniques. If it feels wrong, fix itJohn Floyd --
A triage approach; Kate Willoughby --
Fix and adjust until it feels done; Ginny Swart --
Keeping a To Be Finished file; Teresa Ashby --
Read it aloud; Della Galton --
A checklist in my head; Exercise; Editors Explain Their Editing Techniques --
Deborah Halverson; A professional edit; A slow opening; Common mistakes; Editors Explain Their Editing Techniques --
Rebecca LuElla Miller; A professional edit; Story opening; Common mistakes; Exercise; Example:: Lowcountry Bribe By Hope Clark; How Hope edits; From draft to publication --
Lowcountry Bribe.
Responsibility: Glynis Scrivens.

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