"This book belongs with Strunk and White on any writer's--and teacher's--desk. It should give the frail and troubled who get tangled up in I-me, like-as, and other barbed-wire entanglements the courage to go on."
--Pulitzer Prize-winning author Wallace Stegner
"A joy of this writing life is learning from Mitchell Ivers. He shares his unerring eye for what is right and never does anything to your manuscript--except make it better. When you are teetering on the brink, about to plunge, Mitchell Ivers crawls out on the ledge and drags you back inside."
--Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Edna Buchanan
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--Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Hedrick Smith
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--Pulitzer Prize-winning author Stanley Karnow
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--Pulitzer Prize-winning humor writer Dave Barry
From the Publisher
This book isn't just useful to people who want to hone their writing skills; it is also useful to people in publishing -- as I found out when I looked at a copy. As someone who sees a lot of copyediting, and sees and does a lot of proofreading, some of the examples in this book are really very helpful. One of my favorites is Chapter Six: Usage -- very good for those of us who occasionally forget the difference between, say, "burglary" and "robbery"...
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