EDITOR'S PET PEEVES
is a pocket
guide identifying the most common mistakes made by many writers and
on how to identify and correct these mistakes. It
is just as useful for the beginning writing student as it is for a
professional writer and includes sections on Structure and Form,
Editor's Pet Peeves...
I am all for writing because you are simply
passionate about the craft.
But when it comes down to it, if you want your work to be published, it
has to be written well.
So I created this book of quick hints and tips
to get you started down the road to publication – or, for those of you
who have been writing for years, to improve on your current and future
works, as I believe it’s never too late to learn something new. Of
course, there are many books out there on grammar, punctuation, and
other technical aspects of writing – and I suggest you take a writing
class if at all possible – but this book can show you some of
common structural problems writers make that are “pet peeves” editors
have, which could make the difference between your book being chosen
over the next guy’s or its being passed over. And for good measure,
I’ve added a few tips for some of the most common grammar and
punctuation problems seen in manuscripts today.