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Publisher Comments:

Remarkably accessible and a pleasure to read, Line by Line reveals the techniques used by professional editors to detect and revise flawed prose. Writers learn to catch their errors and to apply practical revision strategies that can be adapted to any sort of exposition. Hundreds of poorly written sentences are corrected step-by-step.

Line by Line concentrates, as no other book does, on specific ways to improve first drafts. It shows writers how to recognize and eliminate the stylistic faults that most often impede reading and obscure meaning.

A popular feature of the book is an appendix that, in glossary form, discusses troublesome usages (e.g., disinterested vs. uninterested, may vs. might, the subjunctive mood, that vs. which, who vs. whom). Another appendix reviews elementary syntax.

Synopsis:

The essential guide for all writers. With over 700 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.

Synopsis:

Like having an editor at one's elbow, this guide makes clear writing easy to achieve, demonstrating practical and applicable techniques for achieving the final, critical step in writing.

About the Author

After earning her M.A. in English literature, Claire Kehrwald Cook taught English Composition fro three years at a midwestern university before she went into publishing. For the next eight years she worked for a major book company, rewriting problem manuscripts in the trade, business, and college departments. Since 1976 she has worked at the Modern Language Association, where she enjoys styling literary essays considered worthy of painstaking editorial efforts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780395393918
Editor:
Cook, Claire Kehrwald
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
Author:
Cook, Claire Kehrwald
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Writing Skills
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Composition and exercises
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing
Subject:
Editing
Subject:
Copy-reading
Subject:
Inglâes
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - General
Subject:
Sentences
Subject:
English language -- Sentences.
Subject:
Copy editing
Subject:
Reference/Writing
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
005e
Publication Date:
January 1985
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.30x6.22x.52 in. .77 lbs.

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