Copyediting and Proofreading For Dummies

Author: Suzanne Gilad

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118051319

Category: Reference

Page: 384

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Turn your knack for language into a lucrative career Must-know techniques and resources for maximizing your accuracy and speed Interested in becoming a copyeditor or proofreader? Want to know more about what each job entails? This friendly guide helps you position yourself for success. Polish your skills, build a winning résumé and land the job you've always wanted. Books, magazines, Web sites, corporate documents - find out how to improve any type of publication and make yourself indispensable to writers, editors, and your boss. Balance between style and rules Master the art of the query Use proofreader symbols Edit and proof electronic documents Build a solid freelancing career
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Giving You the WOW and the HOW

44 Tips From the Millionaire Manicurist that will Change Your Life Now

Author: Sharmen Lane

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 160037932X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 172

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Giving You the Wow and the How is written by a woman who has been where you might be right now. Sharmen Lane not only shares her story of success and how to achieve great things, because she has personally done it, but she also gives you the simple tools to do it yourself AND shows you how to use them. If you want to change your life, if you want to go from NOW to WOW, Sharmen Lane will show you HOW. She personally went from being a high school dropout manicurist, to a millionaire and college graduate by using the tools, tips and strategies she shares with you in this step by step inspirational book. Sharmen Lane gives you the WOW and the HOW, starting right NOW!
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Home-Based Business For Dummies

Author: Paul Edwards,Sarah Edwards,Peter Economy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470538058

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

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Expert tips and advice on starting a home-based business Starting your own home-based business is a great way to supplement your income in these tough economic times. With thirty percent new and revised material, Home-Based Business For Dummies, 3rd Edition gives you the most current and up-to-date information you need to navigate your way through the whole process. You'll get trusted and creative advice on how to start being your own boss, bringing in a steady paycheck, and running a business you'll enjoy. Complete coverage of legal and financial aspects of a home-based business Effective advertising and promotional strategies that won't break the bank Tips and information you need to make your business profitable Advice on outfitting and running a home office Whether you've been affected by downsizing in these uncertain times or are just looking to earn some extra cash, Home-Based Business For Dummies, 3rd Edition shows you how to avoid scams and truly start working from home for profit.
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English Grammar For Dummies

Author: Lesley J. Ward,Geraldine Woods

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118717015

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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If you're confused by commas, perplexed by pronouns, and plain terrified by tenses, English Grammar For Dummies will put your fears to rest. Packed with expert guidance, it covers everything from sentence basics to rules even your English teacher didn't know - if you want to brush up on your grammar, this is the only guide you'll ever need. Discover how to: avoid common grammatical errors; get to grips with apostrophes; structure sentences correctly; use verbs and find the right tense; and decide when to use slang or formal English.
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Writing Fiction For Dummies

Author: Randy Ingermanson,Peter Economy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470530707

Category: Education

Page: 384

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A complete guide to writing and selling your novel So you want to write a novel? Great! That’s a worthy goal, no matter what your reason. But don’t settle for just writing a novel. Aim high. Write a novel that you intend to sell to a publisher. Writing Fiction for Dummies is a complete guide designed to coach you every step along the path from beginning writer to royalty-earning author. Here are some things you’ll learn in Writing Fiction for Dummies: Strategic Planning: Pinpoint where you are on the roadmap to publication; discover what every reader desperately wants from a story; home in on a marketable category; choose from among the four most common creative styles; and learn the self-management methods of professional writers. Writing Powerful Fiction: Construct a story world that rings true; create believable, unpredictable characters; build a strong plot with all six layers of complexity of a modern novel; and infuse it all with a strong theme. Self-Editing Your Novel: Psychoanalyze your characters to bring them fully to life; edit your story structure from the top down; fix broken scenes; and polish your action and dialogue. Finding An Agent and Getting Published: Write a query letter, a synopsis, and a proposal; pitch your work to agents and editors without fear. Writing Fiction For Dummies takes you from being a writer to being an author. It can happen—if you have the talent and persistence to do what you need to do.
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Internet Marketing For Dummies

Author: Frank Catalano,Bud E. Smith

Publisher: For Dummies

ISBN: 9780764507786

Category: Computers

Page: 360

View: 9714

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This update to Marketing Online For Dummies includes all of the great topics from the original book, plus an additional focus, Internet advertising, a very hot topic. The right Internet advertising campaign can cost very little and make a product launch or even a company a winner; the wrong approach can be a huge waste of time and effort. The authors have hands-on experience doing both guerrilla marketing and million-dollar deals in this critical area. Also covered in this edition is a quick-start guide to getting net-savvy, a survival requirement in the Web marketing world.
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The Household Guide to Dying

A Novel About Life

Author: Debra Adelaide

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101029218

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Now that popular household advice columnist Delia Bennet is dying from cancer, she's compiled the ultimate to-do list: plan her daughter's future wedding, fill the freezer with her family's favorite meals- perhaps even do some matchmaking for her husband. But just as Delia comes to terms with the impossibility of ever tying every loose thread together in her too-short time, an unexpected visitor helps her believe in her life's worth in a way no list ever could...
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Excel 2000 For Windows For Dummies

Author: Greg Harvey

Publisher: For Dummies

ISBN: 9780764504464

Category: Computers

Page: 432

View: 391

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Just because electronic spreadsheets like Excel 2000 have become almost as commonplace on today’s personal computers as word processors and games doesn’t mean that they’re either well understood or well used. Excel is a great organizer for all types of data, be they numeric, textual, or otherwise. Excel 2000 For Windows For Dummies covers all the fundamental techniques that you need to know in order to create, edit, format, and print your own worksheets. In addition to showing you around the worksheet, this fun and friendly book exposes you to the basics of charting, creating databases, and converting spreadsheets into Web pages. Expect to pick up invaluable tips and tricks on Creating a spreadsheet from the get-go Dressing up the look of your cells Printing your spreadsheet masterpiece Facing a database Making sense of multiple worksheets Editing your worksheet Web pages Keeping things simple, this book cuts to the chase by telling you in plain terms just what it is that you need to do to accomplish a task using Excel. With spreadsheets as the focus, Excel 2000 For Windows For Dummies shows you how to Launch Excel from a toolbar or browser Mess around with the menu bar Fabricate fabulous formulas Tamper with how text wraps Add hyperlinks to a worksheet Work with WordArt Customize and design your own toolbars Explore top features of Excel 2000 One look at the Excel 2000 screen (with all the boxes, buttons, and tabs), and you realize that there's a whole lot of stuff going on. With this book as your expert companion, you can tame your anxiety over the tech stuff and cell-abrate success with all the computing, text-editing, and formatting potential in this powerhouse program.
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Getting Your Book Published For Dummies

Author: Sarah Parsons Zackheim,Adrian Zackheim

Publisher: For Dummies

ISBN: 9780764552571

Category: Education

Page: 384

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There’s never been a better time to be an author. Books like the Harry Potter series create a media phenomenon, with people lining up and camping outside bookstores to purchase newly released titles. Yet book sales overall – not just those of mega-sellers – are on the rise, as more and more people seek knowledge and entertainment through reading. The Library of Congress currently registers about 60,000 new titles for copyright each year. 60,000 books by 60,000 authors. Imagine yourself as one. Getting Your Book Published For Dummies is your complete guide to realizing whatever gem of an idea you’ve been carrying with you. If you’ve ever thought, “this would make a really good book,” be it the next great American novel or a guide to naming babies, here’s your chance to put pen to paper and find out! Written from both sides of the editor’s desk – by a widely published writer and a HarperCollins veteran publisher – this guide puts in your hand the advice you need to: Pick an idea Approach the publisher Craft proposals and queries Work with agents, or act as your own Self-publish Negotiate a contract Create the actual book Sell your published book Full of examples, proposals, query letters, and war stories drawn from the authors’ extensive experience, Getting Your Book Published For Dummies shows you how to clear all the hurdles faced by today’s writers – freeing up precious time for you to refine your manuscript. You’ll get the inside scoop on: Titling your book Major publishers, smaller houses, niche publishers, university presses, and spiritual and religious publishers The 12 elements of a successful nonfiction proposal How editors read queries Submitting fiction Publishing outside the box And much more Getting Your Book Published For Dummies is the clear, A-Z handbook that makes the entire process plain and practicable. You don’t need to be a celebrity. You don’t need to be some kind of publishing insider. All you need to do is write.
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