From the Author
"As writers we are wordsmiths, creating a world, characters and story with language, and punctuation is one of the tools of language. To ignore it, except for rare exceptions, to me is like Monet painting with badly mixed colours, or Michelangelo attempting to sculpt using a hammer when a chisel is needed. "Words are what we do, language is our medium and punctuation is our tool. When I write, I want to take my readers to my world, to join my characters on their journey, to experience their challenges, traumas and desires. I want them to take this journey with me, without noticing the individual words, full stops or commas. I want them to lose themselves in the story, not in the mechanics of it, and this will only happen if all the elements are right."
From the Inside Flap
"This guide is for authors who want to be intimately involved in every aspect of their book. I wanted to compile a tool which is simple, easy to use and full of tips to help you decipher the punctuation and grammatical rules and apply them to your own work - without drowning you in information - whilst paying attention to current trends in the publishing industry. The areas I have highlighted are the ones I come across most often when editing and I also detail the method I use when editing and polishing a manuscript for publication."