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Ave ever laughed listening to any audiobook ever I also learned things It is not just a romp through the world of writing style and copyediting it is actually useful I do plan to get an actual ard copy to consult in the future it s so much friendly than the other style guides even though Dreyer encourages you to Fundamentals of Federal Income Taxation, 19th (University Casebook Series) have a few others onand sorry I do not want those mean old broads in my bookshelves The audio does lose a bit of its punch when you get to the listing of commonly mistaken words and other such miscellany but I still appily came back to it time and time again just for shorter stretches at the end I will appily add this to my list of Books Every Writer Should Own aka Books You Should Gift Your Writer Friends This book is uite unlikely a laugh out loud guide to grammar It s terrific Don t *SKIP THE FOOTNOTES WHAT IF I TOLD YOU THAT *the footnotes What if I told you that s a style guide written in such an effervescent wry witty engaging voice that you would want to read it on the beach What if I told you that it was so expertly written you can t Caveman Alien's Trap Caveman Aliens help but be a better writer foraving read it Dear reader you are in luck This is that magical book This deserves a place next to Strunk White on every shelf Come for the text but stay for the footnotes This is a witty and informative guide to copy editing I might The New World Spanish/English, English/Spanish Dictionary (El New World Diccionario espaol/ingls, ingls/espaol) (Spanish and English Edition) have thought that a copy editor would beidebound with a guide that tells you what is always right and what is always wrong Dreyer is open to what others might consider wrong such as liaise as a verb though e can still be very much peeved by impact used instead of affect *grammar punctuation formatting and word choice did i *punctuation formatting and word choice did I that e s also a Takdir: Gundala The Official Movie Adaptation huge fan of the series comma are all covered in an amusing style Any author who blithely throws in a wonderful teabagging joke won t be accused of producing a dry book I ll end with a uote fromis Peeves and Crotchets chapterINCENTIVIZE The only thing worse than the ungodly incentivize is its satanic little sibling incent. Everything writers can do to keep readers focused on the real reason writers write to communicate their ideas clearly and effectively Chock full of advice insider wisdom and fun facts on the rules and nonrules of the English language this book will prove invaluable to everyone who wants to shore up their writing skills mandatory for people who spend their time editing and shaping other people's prose and perhaps best of all an utter treat for anyone who simply revels in language. .
As a copy editor myself and a big fan of Benjamin Dreyer s Twitter presence I was dying to get my ands on this book and it did not disappoint Not only is this book funny and fun to read it s so so Get IELTS Band 9.0 in Academic Writing Task 1 Data, Charts Graphs helpful for anyone seeking to improve their writing or editing skills I ve been in this business for nearly 25 years and didn t think I d actually learn anything new from Dreyer s English but I was astonished to realize there were a few things I d been doing wrong all this time Maybe that doesn t sound too astonishing to you but I m pretty good what at what I do If Benjamin Dreyer can teach me a few things it s safe to say we can all learn something fromim and Public Relations he presents it all in a sensible lucid friendly rarely dogmatic wayI thought about deducting a star because I disagreed with Dreyer on a few things and also because reading a book on language usage all the way through as you d read a novel is bound to result in a few less than riveting moments But ultimately I decided neither of those criticisms was particularly fair An English language reference book that s both enjoyable and legitimatelyelpful is a rare thing indeed Let s all read it and reap the benefits of our improved ability to understand and communicate with one another Best book on the English language you are likely to ever read You ll laugh as much as you learn Don t skip the footnotes I see that lots of people were really impressed with this book I wasn t Dreyer writes in a generally lively So What Are You Going to Do with That?: Finding Careers Outside Academia, Third Edition humorous manner bute is often verbose and the clarity promised in the subtitle is
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editing game someday This Tail of the Dragon Collector's Edition: Complete Series, Books 1-10 has to be the most pleasurable book on English ever written I just love this book When I firsteard Terry Gross interviewing Dreyer on NPR s Fresh Air I thought CUISINE BORDELAISE, LES GRANDS CLASSIQUES CHAHUTES he was trying tooard to make amusing something that can be utterly stultifying However when I La photographie au reflex numrique pour les Nuls, grand format, 6e dition had the chance to listen to Dreyer reading the book published by Penguin Random House Audio I was entranced and delighted How can this be you ask It is simply perverse and counterintuitive that reading a style book on writing would be amus If you think I am not the kind of person to read a style guide you are correct I do not read them for fun or pleasure and I try to avoid them even for professional growth But I knew this one would be different as I ve followed Dreyer on Twitter for several years ande also follows me full disclosure I Paha Mulus dan Indah had enough of aunch that it would be a true delight that I even read the AUDIOBOOK Yes that is correct I read a style guide on audio And I loved itThe reason many of us Salvage the Bones hate style guides so much is that they always seem so invested in telling us everything we are doing wrong and never giving us a very good reason for it except that they said so But Dreyer is a real person living in the real world ande is appy to give you reasons Even better e s appy to bend the rules or at least tell you which ones are worth breaking If you are not a grammar person this is such a breath of fresh air I ave Gusto ko ng Pansit Ngayon honestly nevereard anyone talk about style with this kind of realism or Tarot of Sexual Magic (English and Spanish Edition) humor I didn t actually think you could before nowDreyer is wry and funny and I probably laughed in the firstour of this audiobook than I Ard in writing prose Dreyer offers lessons on the ins and outs of punctuation and grammar including The Prayers of Susanna Wesley Clarion Classics how to navigate the wordse calls the confusables like tricky omophones; the myriad ways to use and misuse a comma; and ow to recognize though not necessarily do away with the passive voice Hint If you can plausibly add by zombies to the end of a sentence it's passive People are sharing their writing than ever on blogs on Twitter and this book lays out clearly and comprehensibly. ,THE EDITING GAME SOMEDAY THIS HAS