Did I Say That Editing Your First Draft Author:Sidney R. Wilson, Eugene H. Soules from Chapter One; Reading as an Editor: — Whereas a reader tries to read quickly, an editor must read carefully, his goal to produce an error-free page in which every word and sentence says exactly what he wants it to say. No editor can read a draft quickly, and he must be especially careful when editing his own writing because he may forget that... more » something that seems perfectly clear to him may not be equally clear to the reader, who sees only what is written on the page. The writer must think about what each word and sentence says. It is not enough to say "I understand it" and assume that everyone will understand it.« less
An excellent self-help book, arranged so that you may teach yourself as you go, with plenty of illustrations and examples to help you along the way. Useful for beginners and experienced writers as well.