I have hundreds of books on writing - I bought this book about a month ago, and it's the best book ever on editing fiction. I've now recommended it to four other people who are getting a copy. This is a practical, no-nonsense book which explains clearly chapter-by-chapter how to edit and improve prose, dialogue, setting, and just about everything you can think of in fiction. Don't even hesitate or look for another editing book. I've got most of them, and this is it. And no, I'm not the author, nor the publisher. Read it, put it into practice, and get miles ahead of the competition.