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Old 08-07-2011, 11:49 PM   #1
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Hi There,

Could any editor or writer suggest me any excellent books about how to edit fiction manuscripts?

Thanks so much,

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Old 08-07-2011, 11:52 PM   #2
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You can't go wrong with Browne and King's SELF-EDITING FOR FICTION WRITERS.
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Old 08-08-2011, 03:50 AM   #3
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You can't go wrong with Browne and King's SELF-EDITING FOR FICTION WRITERS.
I second this suggestion.
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Thank both of you for your suggestion, though it took me a year or so to see it.:-)
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Old 10-16-2012, 03:08 AM   #5
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Writer's Digest has a great series of books on self-editing (if you're still looking a year later!).
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:02 AM   #6
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Writer's Digest has a great series of books on self-editing (if you're still looking a year later!).
Thanks, Lindsay. I'm late, :-) but did it and will use it next time.
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i also like "self Editing" but honestly, at least for me, you'll learn more subbing your work here a couple times, critting other people's work, and generally participating. Books are one pov, once through, where the forum is a living, breathing thing.
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i also like "self Editing" but honestly, at least for me, you'll learn more subbing your work here a couple times, critting other people's work, and generally participating. Books are one pov, once through, where the forum is a living, breathing thing.
This is true for me as well. I have had any number of books on editing manuscripts, getting them ready to submit and so on. Between working in journalism, submitting work to agents/publishers, working with beta readers and peers, and just plain experience, I've learned far more than any book will tell you.

Of course, I still screw it up regularly.

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Having read a few books on editing I'd say Browne and King's is the most useful (and the only one I've kept).
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