Someone wondered whether some samples might be posted, since Amazon.com doesn't allow a glimpse into the book.
Here's a teaser:
The Old Editor says:
"In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth." 10-word lead. What've you got that needs more?
The creation of the universe in Genesis 1:1 does not need six paragraphs of throat-clearing before getting to the point, or a little anecdote to prime the pump. Genesis, like the Lord, gets down to the business immediately, and you, if you would like to have the reader's attention for a little while, will do the same.
And, since there are personal and professional dimensions of editing that go beyond the texts, here's another teaser: