Line by Line: How to Edit Your Own Writing

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1985 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 219 pages
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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.

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A thorough introduction to editing your writing or the writing of others. The book has numerous illustrations--some of them quite funny--to show typical errors and how to correct such errors. The book ... Read full review

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Loose Baggy Sentences
Faulty Connections
Chapter7 Illmatched Partners
Chapter T Mismanaged Numbers and References
Chapter S Problems with Punctuation
Appendix n The Parts of a Sentence 739

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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.

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