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Get it Right: : A Cranky Editor's Tips for Grammar, Usage and Punctuation Paperback – June 11, 2013
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About the Author
Maureen Milliken is a 30-plus year veteran of daily newspapers, a reporter and an editor. She is the author of the Bernie O'Dea mystery series (S&H Publishing) and the non-fiction book The Afterlife Survey (Adams Media, 2011). She is a freelance editor of fiction and nonfiction. She can be found on the web at millikenedting.com, maureenmilliken.com, on twitter at mmilliken47 and crankyeditor1, and on Facebook at Maureen Milliken mysteries. Look for her podcast, Notes from a Cranky Editor, as well as the podcast she cohosts with her sister, Crime & Stuff.
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I have several books on grammar and how to write, I even own the Chicago Manuel of Style (which I do read now and then), but this book is the one that will be within arms reach on my desk versus on a bookshelf.
This book is short, sweet, and simple, and chockablock full of marvelous tips. I recommend it to all writers, and think every classroom where a teacher expects students to write, should have enough copies for each student to have her own.
I learned a lot reading this book, and chuckled often as I learned it. I loved her broken pencils of shame. And I very much appreciated her explaining the difference between the AP Style Manual and the Chicago Manual of Style and which manual should be read and used by which type of writer.
Need a handy reference guide? Need a gift for a budding writer? Search no more — it is here. Buy this book. Read this book. Review this book. Please.
Maureen includes examples, tips and explanations in real english and not some strict manual of prose that is hard to digest and put into practice. It's real world writing for the real world.