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Friday, February 13, 2015

My Fave Tip from SharingwithWriters for Word-Lovers

Just a quick tip for visitors and subscribers to this newsletter. It's originally from my SharingwithWriters newsletter, but those who love words, grammar, and editing, it's a tip worth following through on. 

June Casagrande is my go-to grammar girl when stylebooks and dictionaries are all disagreeing. She is the author of several grammar books published by the likes of Penguin and Ten Speed and writes a syndicated column called A Word Please. In this article, she reiterates the cry you have often heard from me in this newsletter and in my The Frugal Editor, “Don’t trust the Internet for editing and grammar rules.” She even gives a list of articles from supposedly reliable sources the definitely miss the boat! (-: Here it is. Leave a comment for her and mention your book while you’re doing it.   http://www.glendalenewspress.com/opinion/tn-gnp-a-word-please-grammar-lists-often-forget-to-check-the-facts-20150116,0,5044084.story

PS: To subscribe to SharingwithWriters newsletter and get a free e-booklet on wordtrippers, go to http://howtodoitfrugally.com. There is a subscription book at the top right of almost every page.
 
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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 www.howtodoitfrugally.com/writers_books.htm , 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 www.twitter.com/frugalbookpromo . Please tweet this post to your followers. We all need a little help with editing. (-:

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