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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How to edit your own writing. It is definitely hard work to read this, but worth it. Neither a rules-Nazi nor a linguistic anarchist, she. A lot of the grammar rules in here have changed, and while it’s got an abundance of good examples, you’re probably better off finding a more recent grammar book, or a new edition of a style guide. Useful examples and very comprehensive Dec 05, Michael Jarvie rated it really liked it. A thorough introduction to editing your writing or the writing of others.
Not always easy to read, but it provides plenty of examples, most of them taken from nonfiction books. It’s certainly not something you can read cover to cover in a sitting. Wagga Wagga Campus Library. In particular, you can use not only without necessarily going on t For a book on editing your own writing, I found it a very difficult read. Sep 04, Steven rated it it was ok Shelves: Check copyright status Cite this Title Line by line: A thorough introduction to editing your writing or the writing of others.
It is definitely coaire work to read cllaire, but worth it. Other editions – View all Line by Line: This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.
Line by Line: How to Edit Your Own Writing
Want to Read saving…. You will be surprised how much the resulting excisions and rearrangements improve your writing.
Consider using it as a tip of the day book that you jump into every morning, though. For the next eight years she worked for a major book company, rewriting problem manuscripts in the trade, business, and college departments. In particular, you can use not only without necessarily going on to but also or but. Josee Lavallee rated it liked it Jan 12, Add a tag Cancel Be the first to add a tag for this edition.
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The main text covers errors in wordiness, word order, parallelism, agreement between pronouns and antecedents, and punctuation. Open to the public Book English Show 0 more libraries However, page after page of perfect and perfectly unremarkable prose can put one to sleep.
This isn’t so much a problem, except when the examples of good and bad sentences are reversed. Aug 16, Al Macy rated it really liked it Shelves: Books by Claire Kehrwald Cook.
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 libe my “to read” list every time I come across the reference. Appendix n The Parts of a Sentence May 17, Julie rated it liked it Shelves: The essential guide for all writers.
These online bookshops told us they have this item: It will continue to do so as I regularly return to it. Apr 21, Powersamurai rated it it was amazing Recommended to Powersamurai by: It was easy ocok understand and I was able to see my own mistakes with writing.
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Valuable but dry at times, as to be expected. Login to add to list. Account Options Sign in. I would recommend this book to all writers and college students. Because I had expected this to be an holistic guide to editing one’s writing, I am disappointed that this a primer on how to copy-edit one’s writing. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company first published September 11th Jul 21, Who Watches rated it it was amazing. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.