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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Grammar Rules Vs. Style Choices--and MORE!

I seldom pop in with just a link for my "Frugal, Smart, and Tuned-In Editor" subscribers and visitors. I couldn't resist when I saw this from "The Subversive Copy Editor." It reflects the difficulty I see when my clients can't get past the idea of rules (on some issues) to the idea of a style choice. It also adds a few subtle arguments and observations, especially the one about English as a second language. I do hope you like it as much as I do.;

I hope some of you will look up my new Great Little Last-Minute Editing Tips, too. I'm providing the widget for this easy-to-take mini brush-up course in a booklet.

Carolyn Howard-Johnson edits, consults and speaks on issues of publishing. Find her The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success at Learn more about her other authors' aids at, where writers will find lists and other helps on the Resources for Writers page. She blogs on all things publishing (not just editing!) at her Sharing with Writers blog. Find me tweeting writers' resources at And please tweet this post to your followers. We all need a little help with editing. (-:

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