Line Editing Many people come to editors with a rough idea of the strengths and weaknesses in their writing, but when it comes to the jargon of what level of editing they need, they may not have the vocabulary to express it. While every editor has their own description of services and what is included, here is my take on the two main editing services I provide — developmental editing and line editing.
Paperback This book, having been written in the early s, concentrates on the M1A1 Abrams tank that was used in the Gulf War of He also describes the competition between the Chrysler and General Motors prototypes and the German Leopard II entry, and how a modified Chrysler model with the novel turbine engine won out.
The main guns and their ammunition are covered in detail, including muzzle velocity and penetration figures for various rounds.
Rounding out the development with a discussion of fire control system and staged upgrades, Zaloga moves on to the operational history during the Gulf War. Considering the age of the original text, it is impressive that Zaloga covers upgrades that have only recently been implemented such as the M1A1-D and M1A2 digitized tanks.
In the last pages, he includes several line drawings showing profiles of the four major variants of the Abrams tank, facilitating easy comparison.
He also mentions the armored recovery vehicle which was not procured, and the bridgelayer which is just now entering service as the M Wolverine after nearly being cancelled outright. The Operational History includes a list of all tank battalions using Abrams tanks in the Gulf War, and a multi-page summary of the war including an enlightening quote from a company commander describing their routines while travelling in the desert.
While the color plates by Peter Sarson, including the requisite cutaway view "centerfold", are well detailed renditions of both Army and Marine M1A1 tanks used in the Gulf War, earlier models and the Forest Green and NATO tri-color schemes are lacking as these have been included in an earlier book.
More importantly, Zaloga includes the FS numbers for the color schemes and even describes the chemical-resistant composition of the paint used. This little book is packed with a considerable amount of information on the M1 Abrams tank series. Nearly every model and modification to date is covered, which is amazing considering that the original text was published in Again, while the focus was on the operational use of the M1A1 in the Gulf War, nothing was missed on the development and initial fielding of the original M1.
The only thing I would have liked to have seen is a list of units that upgraded to the various models of the Abrams, and when they got them, but that's my personal wish list.
Hobbyists, historians, and fans of the Abrams tank alike will find a plethora of facts and photos to delight them.Last year we conducted an extensive author survey to tease out the strategies and tactics successful authors were using to achieve their success.
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A developmental edit should always be done before a line edit, and there are many things you can do before starting the line editing process to make sure your story works. A developmental edit can help you achieve the clarity you need to move your story in the direction it needs.
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