Sunday, April 18, 2021

Aussie Dr. Bob Rich Reviews Great Little Last Minute Editing Tips

Title: Great Little Last-Minute Editing Tips for Writers

Subtitle: The Ultimate Frugal reference Guide for Avoiding World Trippers 
and Crafting Gatekeeper-Perfect Copy
Series: HowToDoItFrugally Series of books for writers
Edition: 2nd
Genre: Nonfiction: Grammar, Writing, Reference 
Author: Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Publisher: Modern History Press
ISBN: 9781615995240
Available on Amazon

Great Little Last Minute Editing Tips 

by Carolyn Howard-Johnson


Reviewed by Dr. Bob Rich


Think of this little book as an amusingly annotated dictionary of samples of likely word confusions. To expand:

It is little (my apologies short; an illegitimate word substitution not in it): less than 60 pages.

It does provide amusing reading, always a benefit of any writing.

Every item involves a brief examination of the meaning of the relevant word, and that’s what a dictionary is. It is annotated, thanks to Carolyn’s amusing commentary.

She has carefully chosen examples from among the tens of thousands of possible ways we can misuse words. Studying her little sample will enable the reader to make the correct choices for a great many more.

You don’t need to pay attention to the distinctions she deals with when writing a shopping list, but I do so even in emails. Her approach is essential in writings such as job applications, project proposals, and of course anything to do with the book trade.

Thoroughly recommended.


Dr Bob Rich is an Australian storyteller with 16 published books, and one due to join them soon. He has retired five times so far, but he’ll keep one occupation going as long as he is alive: that of professional grandfather. Any person under about 25 years of age qualifies as his grandbaby. They only need to apply.
Many do so by tracking him down and emailing him a cry for help. His words often make a difference, and some of these youngsters have been his friends for years.

He is not so much a writer as a recorder. He invents a character, who then talks to him. He faithfully writes down the story, which usually surprises him. Judged by the reviews his books receive, this process works

Aussie Dr. Bob Rich Reviews Great Little Last Minute Editing Tips


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