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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Wish Associates Success in New Year with Gift That Keeps Giving

The new year is upon us and I thought I'd share a new review for my little engine that could, The Frugal Editor : Do-it-yourself editing secrets for authors: From your query letter to final manuscript to the marketing of your new bestseller, because it isn't too late to order it sent from Amazon to your favorite editor to wish professional assoicates success in the New Year of 2014 .  And it's a gift that will keep on giving.

The Frugal Editor 
Second Edition
Subtitle: Do-it-yourself editing secrets for authors: From your query letter to final manuscript to the marketing of your new bestseller
First Edition Published by Red Engine Press
Available as paperback and Kindle on Amazon
Genre: Nonfiction: Writing/Marketing/Editing/Self-Help

By Helen Dunn Frame
When Carolyn Howard-Johnson offered me the opportunity to own The Frugal Editor, I was deep into resurrecting an incomplete mystery manuscript that definitely would require editing. Having begun my writing and editing career in what some would characterize as “the old days,” I am always open to reading articles or books that might inform me about the latest trends or refresh my stuffed memory regarding grammar and punctuation.


Carolyn Howard-Johnson deserves commendation for taking the time to explain much about the editing process, especially in this self-publishing era. Her goal is to help authors to obtain a finished product worthy of Simon and Schuster. The book guides readers through the changes evolving in the English language that has no governing academy regulating it.

When I learned to touch typing, for example, our teachers emphasized putting two spaces between sentences. Computers have changed the rule to one space. This habit is ingrained so deeply that now I have to make a conscious effort to strike the space bar only once or to use the wonders of Word to correct those that Gremlins (or Poltergeists) sneak into the piece.

If you are just beginning to create articles, stories, or books, you will find The Frugal Editor a great tool. As a veteran to the craft, you may stir up a memory of something you had stored in the file cabinet of your mind. If somehow the book fails to benefit you, pass it on to that budding writer who will be ever grateful. I, for one, am delighted to have it in my e-book library. For more books and poetry check out The Frugal Book Promoter: http://budurl.com/FrugalBkPromo and the website: http://www.HowToDoItFrugally.com


Helen Dunn Frame
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