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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Editors Make a Living from What Some Consider Aggravating!

I just started reading Bad English: A History of Linguistic Aggravation. I am gleaning tidbits from it for my ESL tutoring students and recommending it for anyone who loves English, loves how we borrow phrases and words, and generally gets a kick of what some find aggravating.  Or make a living from it--and that would include editors.
Hammacher and Schlemmer calls it “the history of English idiosyncrasies. It should make a great gift for writerly types. You’ll also want to follow my Smart, Frugal, and Tuned-In Editing blog for help and reminders with things like wordiness, wordtrippers, and politically correct constructions (which you may or may not want to avoid!).

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. (-:

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