Summary: What sets THE FRUGAL EDITOR apart from the pack of standard grammar/style reference books already available is the ease and simplicity with which it presents a ton of well-organized information. With humor and high intelligence, Howard-Johnson covers an impressive variety of topics vital to every author's survival in 18 chapters, seven appendices and one very accessible index that can help a harried do-it-yourself editor quickly find an answer to a pressing editorial question.
***I received a complimentary e-book of THE FRUGAL EDITOR from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. A version might be posted on Carolyn Howard-Johnson's blog The New Book Review.
***The Frugal Editor: Do-it-yourself editing secrets for authors: From your query letter to final manuscript to the marketing of your bestseller.
· Author: Carolyn Howard-Johnson
· Series: HowToDoItFrugally Series of Books for Writers
· Paperback: 288 pages
· Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (2d Edition) (4/3/15)
· ISBN-13: 978-1505712117
THE FRUGAL EDITOR fell into my lap like the proverbial manna from heaven. I received the e-book from author Carolyn Howard-Johnson, in exchange for an honest review.
Like most writers and editors, I worry a lot about punctuation, grammar, style and elusive typos. Author and seasoned publicist/journalist, Carolyn Howard-Johnson, offers a Table of Contents that is in itself a work of art with such promising and funny titles such as:
- "Getting Cute with Caps"
- "Effusive Italics"
- "Quotationl Marks for the Two-Dumb Reader"
- "Ellipsis Dots Gone Wild"
- "What About Those Double Adjectives?"