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What Your English Teacher Didn't Tell You: Showcase Yourself through Your Writing Paperback – November 15, 2015
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About the Author
Jean Reynolds is Professor Emerita of English at Polk State College in Florida.
An award-winning teacher, she has over 40 years of experience teaching in a business school, prison school, and college. She has served as a consultant to numerous businesses and agencies, and she's given presentations at many professional conferences.
Her publishing credits include 11 books, including two books for the University Press of Florida, and many newspaper, magazine, and journal articles.
An internationally recognized Shaw scholar, she serves on the Editorial Board for the Shaw Journal.
She has been married to Charles Reynolds, garden writer for the Lakeland Ledger, for over 40 years. They enjoy reading and traveling.
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Top Customer Reviews
You won't be disappointed in this purchase.
Most of us would have benefited from paying more attention in school, especially to our English teacher. Language, spelling and punctuation have changed since my high school days and I lacked a good foundation for real-world writing.
Fortunately, there is Jean Reynolds’ engaging, informative and up to date book for remedial training. Without reservation, she has improved my writing.
Several phases from the book have inspired me: “doors magically open when you write well,”
“writers are made not born,” and “good writing is about persistence and determination, not talent.”
This book is appropriate for everyone, from student to business professional. Producing well-crafted sentences with appropriate punctuation creates the impression of professionalism and expertise.
I keep the book nearby as a resource as I write. The pointers and direction offered by Reynolds are fresh, practical, easy to follow and invaluable.
My apologies to Reynolds if there are missteps in this review...I’m still learning, but well on my way!
Invest and improve your skills. Dr. Reynolds awaits your call. Tomorrow will be brighter with her help.
Chock full of great tips on everything from how to use a semi-colon to publishing and promoting your own work, Reynold's book is a very readable guide for students, business people, memoirists, would-be novelists and anyone who wants to write a better email. After years of teaching and writing, Reynolds knows exactly where the stumbling blocks are and how they can be cleared from the path. And she does it in an entertaining way with good humor, clear explanations, and practical advice. There's a pre-test to direct you to the sections you need to study. There are good cross-references, well chosen examples, and cut-to-the-chase explanations of grammar and usage. Reynolds is your cheer leader all the way through. Her sincere desire to help you lessen the hard work of translating your thoughts into lucid English comes through loud and clear.
Reynolds gives aspiring writers the medicine they need in this book. And just like Mary Poppins, she employs a spoonful of sugar to make it go down easy.