Line by Line: How to Improve Your Own Writing After earning her M.A. in English literature, Claire Kehrwald Cook taught English Composition fro three years. Today’s Useful Resource is Claire Kehrwald Cook’s Line by Line. This book about editing is aimed, not at editors, but at authors who want to. \4*t ‘ HOW TO EDIT YOUR OWN WRITING Claire Kehrwald Cook Houghton Mifflin Company • Boston. PE Claire Kehrwald. Modern Language Association.
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Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. I would recommend this book to all writers and college students. For the next eight years she worked for a major kehrdald company, rewriting problem manuscripts in the trade, business, and college departments. It will continue to do so as I regularly return to it. I thought this book was really good. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Even though useful to read once, I’m not convinced it will be a good reference book.
May 07, Debra rated it really liked it. How to edit your own writing. The appendix on usage is also very useful.
Line by Line: How to Edit Your Own Writing
Not a great book to read as far as enjoyment goes, but super in what it sets out to do. Sep 04, Steven rated it it was ok Shelves: No eBook available Amazon. Apr 21, Powersamurai rated it it was amazing Recommended to Powersamurai by: Notify me of new comments via email. This book is really great and I will still continue to take my time reading it. Other Authors Cook, Claire Kehrwald. For a writer, it’s probably not terrible, but as an editor, there was absolutely nothing new here that I haven’t learned in much more interesting books.
Post was not sent – check your email addresses! It was easy to understand and I was able to see my own mistakes with writing. Language English View all editions Prev Next edition 4 of 4. I’ll return to the Glossary of Questionable Usage when I have usage questions. Aug 03, Randy Hulshizer rated it really liked it.
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Neither a rules-Nazi nor a linguistic anarchist, she. Paperbackpages. This book is 32 years old, at this writing, and usage, especially, is a moving target.
It’s dull coik outdated and nitpicky. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It really was a drag to go through. Since she has worked at the Modern Language Association, where she enjoys styling literary essays considered worthy of painstaking editorial efforts.
Nov 24, Jb rated it really liked it Shelves: Since she has worked at the Modern Language Association, where she enjoys styling literary essays considered worthy of painstaking editorial efforts. Books by Claire Kehrwald Cook. You will be surprised how much the resulting excisions and rearrangements improve your writing.
But it may take me several days or a week claird more to respond.
Aug 16, Al Macy rated it really liked it Shelves: The brain needs rest. It turns out it wasn’t right; I had been dozing off, reading without challenging the order of bad example, good example. Jul 19, Gerard Wilson rated it it was amazing Shelves: I’ve mostly just marked it read and assigned middling stars so I’ll remember that I did look at this one, and not keep repeatedly adding it to my “to read” list every time I come across the reference.
This single location in Victoria: You are commenting using your Twitter account. Then set up a personal list of libraries from your profile page by clicking on your user name at the top right of any screen. With over examples of original and edited sentences, this book provides information about editing techniques, grammar, and usage for every writer from the student to the published author.
Hoyt Limited preview – Separate different tags with a comma. May 17, Julie rated it liked it Shelves: May 03, Holly rated it liked it Shelves: A thorough introduction to editing your writing or the writing of others.
With over examples of original and edited sentences, this book provides information about editing techniques, grammar, and usage for every writer from the student to the published author. The book has numerous illustrations–some of them quite funny–to show typical errors and how to correct such errors. Tough read but an excellent resource. My library Help Advanced Book Search. This isn’t so much a problem, except when the examples of good and bad sentences are reversed.