In the second edition of this primer on the craft of editing, Renni Browne and Dave King have updated their original 1994 book to provide more thorough guidance on not only what not to do, but what to actively do as a self-editor. This revised edition also reflects the evolving nature of the publishing industry and includes online opportunities. For writers who have completed a first draft, this book provides indispensable insights into polishing and perfecting dialogue, exposition, characterization, point of view, and voice to create publication-ready writing.
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