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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Bet Your Fourth Grade Teacher Didn't Warn You About This Word Tripper!

I know, I'm grammar nutty. I collect these word trippers and will soon have a new booklet out to follow  Great Little Last-Minute Editing Tips . It will be sort of a volume two, though it is hard to call these handly little carry-with-me booklets (also available as e-books) volumes. I just found this one!  It's a rough draft for the booklet, so do let me know if you have edits or suggestions for it!

interment / internment / intern or internship  Interment is what our western culture does to dead bodies. It specifically refers to burial but is often used to denote the entire burial process. Friends and family may be invited to the interment.

Internment is a the acting of detaining. Japanese-American citizens and immigrants were interred in several places during World War II including the Santa Anita Race Track in Arcadia, California and a camp just north of the Mohave desert in California. warns us against confusing either of these words with the word intern or internship which is pronounced with the accent on the first syllable and, as you know “is a student undergoing practical training.”

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. (-:


Nancy Famolari said...

Looks like a very useful book! I bought one for Kindle!

Carolyn Howard-Johnson said...

Tx, Nancy! If you have ideas for the Number Two booklet, let me know. I'll include your name and link. (-:


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