Craft Book Spotlight: Editor-Proof Your Writing

Banish foggy writing – and sell your book – with the help of this revision guide from Don McNair.

Editor-Proof Your Writing by Don McNairYou’d never submit a query with a typo. Your plot moves, your characters are well-rounded, and your grammar is impeccable. But your manuscript still gets rejected. So what gives?

You may be suffering from what Don McNair calls “foggy writing” – writing that’s chock full of unnecessary words or filters.

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“The more words you eliminate without changing your meaning and sacrificing detail, the clearer and more powerful your writing will be,” McNair writes.

Editor-Proof Your Writing aims to shine a highbeam on these “foggy writing mistakes,” with 21 steps to clean up any manuscript. Each chapter ends with set of exercises and a section from a fictitious manuscript for readers to edit and practice what they’ve learned.

The book also contains a section on crucial writing lessons (such as POV, effective scene-writing, and avoiding author intrusion) and a final section on how to publish the reader’s resulting manuscript.

The Midwest Book Review says McNair’s book “provides a foolproof method for identifying common misused and overused words and errors.”

Not convinced? Read our excerpt of McNair’s book here.

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