Reader Views on Great Last-Minute Editing Tips for Writers

Reviewed by Chelsy Scherba for Reader Views (02/2021)

Great Little Last-Minute Editing Tips for Writers: The Ultimate Frugal Reference Guide for Avoiding Word Trippers and Crafting Gatekeeper-Perfect Copy, 2nd EditionIn “Great Last-Minute Editing Tips for Writers,” Carolyn Howard-Johnson provides writers with a concise reference manual to perfect their writing skills. This book is ideal for anyone looking to develop a book proposal that will bypass the pickiest editors. With an easy to digest format, this manual is a fine resource for browsing quick editing suggestions and corrections.

I really enjoyed the author’s lighthearted tone; it made what could have been a very boring book much more entertaining to read. The organization of this editing guide is also top-notch. It was very convenient to look up any section with the included appendix. In addition to general advice about editing, Carolyn Howard-Johnson provides her readers with a thorough understanding of the ins and outs of tricky homonyms, malapropisms, and helpful tips for getting past the “Gatekeepers” in the publishing industry. Unlike most books on editing, she also emphasizes the importance of style choice, and provides an up-to-date recommendation of reference materials to assist writers.

The examples in this book go far beyond elementary advice on when to use “there, their,” or “they’re.” The author alphabetically organizes “word trippers” in the form of a dictionary entry. For instance: “adapting/adopting” or “rite/right/write” and explains in a paragraph just how these words can be confused and what makes their meanings different. She also provides helpful example sentences to aid readers’ understanding of the definitions.

This book is not meant to be a complete dictionary of oft-confused words, but a short reference for some of the more frequent errors she catches as an editor herself. This book is written as a companion to many of the author’s other manuals, guides, and self-help books, which are provided and summarized at the end of this book for convenience.

If you’re currently writing a proposal for the next great American novel, then you shouldn’t hesitate to add “Great Last-Minute Editing Tips for Writers” to your shelf or E-book collection. This editing guide is helpful, well-organized, and simple to peruse, which makes it an ideal companion to the author’s other books, and a necessary addition to any writer’s toolbox.

Emma Lou the Yorkie Poo

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Emma Lou and Pearl return with some old and new friends in Emma Lou the Yorkie Poo: Alphabet, Feelings and Friends. Join them as they experience, through a collection of whimsical rhymes, a wide range of emotions. From A to Z, Emma Lou and Pearl invite children to bring emotions to life and provide reassurance that all feelings are expected and accepted.

To cope with our changing world during this vulnerable time in our history, children now more than ever need to feel free to express their fears, worries and joys. Alphabet, Feelings and Friends is a resource for parents, educators and mental health workers to assist children in developing meaningful discussions and insight into their present experiences.

"In a short period of time, readers--and the adults who care for them--can review the brightly colored pages of this alphabet book. This A-Z guide provides rich examples of social and emotional growth experiences for children that can be utilized at home, in the classroom or at therapy spaces." -- Theresa Fraser, CYC-P, CPT-S, RP, MA, RTC, author of We're Not All the Same, But We're Family

"Kim Larkins has written a sweet book that introduces young children to 26 emotions that align with each letter of the alphabet. She uses animal characters, rhymes and fanciful pictures as the vehicle for describing that mindful activities can influence how one feels. " -- Laurie Zelinger, PhD, ABPP, RPT-S, board certified psychologist and author, former director: New York Association for Play Therapy

"With delightful illustrations and lovely rhymes, this book is a must for any educator, parent or caregiver who wants to help children learn about and manage their emotions. Don't miss this opportunity to journey through the alphabet with delightful pups Emma Lou and Pearl and discover a little mindfulness too! " -- Kellie Doyle Bailey, MA CCC-SLP, MMT/SELI, author of Some Days I Flip My Lid, Some Nights I Flip My Lid - Learning to be Calm Cool Kids.

"This book is an interesting resource to be used with one or more children as part of an educational or therapeutic process. It supports children in start learning how to recognize and manage feelings. I appreciate the background message implying, and somehow inviting to consider, that in difficult times we are not alone and we can rely on others. The use of the rhymes makes the text involving and pleasant to be read (or listened) out loud." -- Isabella Cassina, MA, TP-S, CAGS, PhD Student, INA International Academy for Play Therapy studies and PsychoSocial Project

From Loving Healing Press www.LHPress.com

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