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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Language Lovers Everywhere! It's a New Year1

Just popping in to tell you there are two new books I'm oh-so-ready to read. One is The English Is Coming! How One Language is Sweeping the World by Leslie Dunton-Downer. The other is Slam Dunks and No-Brainers: Language in Your Life, the Media, Business, Politics, and, Like, Whatever by Leslie Savan. Reviews of these books may be coming in this blog, but I couldn't wait to tell you about these discoveries. Use the widgets at the left to order them--easily.

Now, for a couple of books I've read that I can highly recommend: It was the best of sentences, It was the worst of sentences and Grammar Snobs are Great Big Meanies by June Casagrande. The girl can make learning more about writing fun!

And for a quick read--one you can put into a brief case and read in snippets--try my Great Little Last-Minute Editing Tips: The Ultimate Frugal Booklet for Avoiding Word Trippers and
Crafting Gatekeeper-Perfect Copy.

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 (How To Do It Frugally series of book for writers). Learn more about her other authors' aids at , where writers will find lists and other helps including Great Little Last-Minute Editing Tips on the Resources for Writers page. She blogs on all things publishing (not just editing!) at her Sharing with Writers blog. She tweets writers' resources at . Please tweet this post to your followers. We all need a little help with editing. (-:


Myrna Lou Goldbaum said...

Hi Carolyn,
Double exposure on the video where both of you are talking at once. Don't know if this is my computer error or on your end.

Happy Holidays
Myrna Lou Goldbaum
Master Palmist

June Casagrande said...

Thanks for the mention, Carolyn. But I'm compelled to add what a great resource I believe your "Great Little Last-minute Editing Tips" book is. It's truly helpful and handy for writers determined to look as professional as possible.

Happy New Year!

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