San Francisco Review of books on “Great Little Last-Minute Editing Tips for Writers”

Writers face a lot of challenges in their chosen profession, not the least of which happens when it is time to begin revising the manuscript. It is always nice at that stage of the game to have a little help from a good editor. Author Carolyn Howard-Johnson has a long list of words and phrases many people confuse when writing. This isn’t just a list of homophones, but it includes words that have a similar sound or words that have similar uses, but really act differently in writing. For instance, podium and lectern. They are really two very different things, but people often confuse them and use them incorrectly, or lose and loose — in the top-ten one-word edits she has made in her editing career. The writing has a breezy, conversational quality to it and includes a lot of humor. Howard-Johnson includes some resources in the back of the book with some great blog addresses. This is a terrific book every serious writer will want.

Having this little (only forty-two pages) book on one’s shelf can be like having a good editor handy to help with one of the big problems for writers — word choice.

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Great Little Last-Minute Editing Tips for Writers: The Ultimate Frugal Reference Guide for Avoiding Word Trippers and Crafting Gatekeeper-Perfect Copy, 2nd Edition

Editing Tips + Book Proposal

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What a frugal deal! TWO of the most popular little books from Carolyn Howard-Johnson. Regularly $8.95 EACH you can get BOTH for the low, low price of $11.95.


Carolyn Howard-Johnson picks the trip-you-up words that her clients struggle with and puts them in a quick reference guide

light enough and small enough to be used as an quickie gift that the recipient can tuck into a glove compartment or purse to keep their homonym skills fresh and explains why following grammar rules assiduously isn't always the best choice for writers.

"Carolyn Howard-Johnson has created something of unmatched value: usage advice that cuts through the contentious world of grammar to offer real help. Writers polishing their manuscripts and query letters will find Howard-Johnson's guide more useful than Strunk and White." -- JUNE CASAGRANDE, author of Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies (Penguin) and syndicated grammar columnist guru


This booklet from Carolyn Howard-Johnson, a UCLA Extension Writers' Program instructor for nearly a decade, helps authors love the project they most love to hate--writing a book proposal. She has taken the guessing out of the book proposal process. Now there is no need to take expensive, time-consuming classes or spend hours reading a tome to find the voice and format that will propel an author's idea from a dream to reality. This slim book and thirty minutes will do it.Randy Eller, speaker and CEO of Eller Enterprises, says, "There is only one thing you need to learn from Carolyn Howard-Johnson to succeed...everything she says!"

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