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Final Edit, the Final Hours of Your Final Draft

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So you've finished your book. Now what? After you have run your spell-check and grammar check, fixed point of view problems and filled any plot holes, checked for viewpoint consistency, set the proper pacing and checked any flashbacks, added your subplots and ticking clocks, removed authorial intrusions, deleted unnecessary backstory, trimmed excessive narration, toned dow ...more
Paperback, 210 pages
Published October 1st 2011 by Yav
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B.C.
Dec 30, 2011 B.C. rated it really liked it
I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.

The first thing that must be said is that this is a technical manual, not something you read on how to self-edit. Yavelow does provide some instruction, but it is mostly to understand why you are searching for particular words/phrases. This is an instruction manual that you open up and follow the steps.

I find a lot of value in this. Yavelow points out early in the book that most people who claim to be “proficient” in Microsoft Word do n
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