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Grammar For People Who Hate Rules: Killer Tips From The Ruthless Editor Paperback – August 10, 2016
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Whether in person, on the phone, or by text, email or online chat, my staff members must present themselves as experts. Our writing and speaking shape our bank's image and support our brand. Kathy's Killer Tips -- easy, quick and fun to read -- keep us on our toes and inspire customer confidence. Jude Lengell, Bank VP and Manager of Deposit Operations and Customer Support
Easy to read and packed with practical tips that will make you a better writer and speaker. If you ever struggle with word use or punctuation, make this book your grammar bible! Brian Udermann, Ph.D., author, speaker, educator
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The Ruthless Editor's Grammar for People Who Hate Rules is designed to instruct, explain and encourage the reader with a series of easy-to-follow lessons. I highly recommend this informative book! Kathleen M. Galvin, Professor, Communication Studies, Northwestern University
My staff members count on Kathy's Killer Tips to help them mind their grammar p's and q's. Buy this book to help your employees make great first impressions and establish sound business relationships. Debra McConnell, President/CEO, Alhambra Credit Union
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About the Author
Writing and grammar expert Kathleen Watson, fondly known as The Ruthless Editor, has nearly three decades of experience in the corporate and academic worlds. As a fiction and non-fiction book editor, she has helped many authors hone their writing skills. An avid reader, Kathy divides her time between Arizona and Wisconsin, enjoying the contrasts and beauty of each state.
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This experience, combined with the pursuit of a philosophy degree in college, and working with editors in the years since, has lead to me having a real interest in making sure that my spelling and grammar are correct.
I found Kathleen Watson's Grammar For People Who Hate Rules to be an absolutely wonderful read, with over 120 pages of rules, tips, and quizzes, all for under $10, and considerably cheaper on Kindle. (Although I'd highly recommend the print edition for ease.)
While I've learned a number of the rules that are in this book already, there are a number of new rules, such as the interrobang (which I knew of, but neither knew the name of nor that there was a set order), which I can now add to my repertoire.
Personally, Grammar For People Who Hate Rules will definitely end up on my desk at work, where it will be easily within reach to pull out when I want to confirm proper grammar, or show a coworker why I write the way I do.
I give Kathleen Watson's Grammar For People Who Hate Rules a full five of five stars, and highly recommend it for anyone who wants to approve their writing skills.
Each chapter is short and to the point. You won’t find confusing “exceptions to the rule” to muddle understanding, but you will find plenty of straightforward explanations.
The lessons and examples are relevant to real-life experiences and will help readers in day-to-day communication, whether of a personal or professional nature.
Everyone should keep this book nearby as a handy reference. Mine stays right next to my computer.
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