Editing Made Easy

Editing Made Easy

Editing Made Easy: Simple Rules for Effective Writing by Brace Kaplan

Pub: 2012

3 of 5 stars

A short, simple look at common errors to look for while editing.

No item escapes the eye of the skilled editor.  She or he will home in on a misplaced comma, a split infinitive, a misused word or an error of fact.  The skilled editor pays ruthless attention to detail.

This book was useful in providing a list of items to look for while editing to make writing clearer and more concise.  I appreciated the lists of words and phrases that indicate passive voice, and I liked that the narrative itself was short, simple, and to the point.

This book would, however, probably be more useful for writers of short nonfiction (articles, blog posts, web content, etc) rather than fiction.  Many of the same principles apply, but the examples were obviously geared towards those in journalism rather than creative writing.

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