All About Copyediting: 55 Easy Edits to Improve Your Writing Skills Forever

· Writing, Editing And Proofreading Skills Book 1 · Sygasm
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Want to add punch to your prose? Follow these 55 simple edits and improve your writing forever!

Getting readers past page one, despite your ‘explosive, fast paced hitting-the-ground-running opening’, is what this guide is all about.

Applying the 55 easy editing steps to your fiction will allow reviewers and readers to evaluate your novel purely on the strength of your story and not on clumsy and weak prose, overuse of adverbs, repetition, and flabbiness. And in the process, you will learn to become an experienced and competent editor.

Use these 55 steps to:

Find redundant adjectives and overused adverbs

Banish boring words

Learn dialogue writing

Write characters more effectively

Discover over thirty overused words and phrases such as that, it, up/down, was/were, had, even, got, etc.

Reduce overuse of exclamations and the ellipsis

Use italics, quotations, and capitalisation properly

Target word pairs and homophones

Improve your proofreading and editing skills

Handle numbers and time effectively

...And discover more about flow, show not tell, writing tenses, dialogue handling and more.

All About Copyediting will not tell you how to write a novel, nor how to write like Tolstoy, or any other author. It will certainly not explain how to write bestselling fiction, how to make money, or guarantee you marketing success. What it will guarantee, is to give your novel the best chance it can get in a tough, competitive, and new publishing world.

BUY All About Editing and edit your way to success!


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"An indispensable guide for amateurs and professionals of any theme of word-based creation."

"This is a very useful and easily understandeable guide for new writers trying to self publish"

"A very useful tool to have on hand."

"A must read for any writer to avoid sending a clanger of a draft to a reviewer or publisher! Great value."

"The style is clear and accessible. This is a book that I have found invaluable as I rewrite and revise my fiction drafts. Highly recommended"

"...gives you simple, clear rules and 55 easy steps to check your book for. It won't turn a poor writer into a great one, but it will help you avoid common mistakes and give you tools to turn telling into showing"

"An extremely useful guide for editing manuscripts, written as a set of editing tips."

"This is a great resource for authors. I have used it and it works. I highly recommend this book. Great!"

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Jamie Jack
January 2, 2021
Needs Copyediting AND Proofreading Oh, this book is wrong on so many levels. Where to even start! I've been a proofreader for decades and a copyeditor for a little less. No way can “55 easy edits” be all there is to copyediting. In fact, the author seems to confuse copyediting, line editing, proofreading, and even a little developmental editing. He puts them all under one big umbrella he calls “copyediting.” The book itself is oddly and awkwardly written, as if authored by someone for whom English is not their native language. The book is at times repetitive and contradictory. I agree with him about minimizing or eliminating the use of false subjects (there is/are/was/were) and impersonal passive expressions (“it” expressions when the “it” doesn’t refer to a specific noun), which he doesn't name as such, but then he himself uses them throughout the book. The book is littered with many errors of grammar, punctuation, and usage. He can't even spell Jane Austen, writing the city in Texas instead for her last name! I wouldn't trust a book on editing that breaks its own rules and has other errors. I don't suggest that you trust this book either. I received a free copy of this book, but that did not affect my review.
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"K.J.Heritage's uncanny sense of pacing and story puts him at the forefront of today's speculative fiction writers." - Samuel Peralta, Amazon bestselling author and creator of The Future Chronicles

Kev is an international bestselling author mostly writing mystery and sci-fi.

He was born in one of the more interesting previous centuries. He is a tea drinker, avid Twitterer (@MostlyWriting) and autistic (ASD) human being.

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