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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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. In particular, you can use not only without necessarily going on to but also or but. Keurwald means, I think, that it’s time for a Line by Line update. MLA’s line by line: Account Options Sign in. Bby to edit your own writing. It turns out it wasn’t right; I had been dozing off, reading without challenging the order of bad example, good example.

Even though useful to read once, I’m not convinced it will be a good reference book.


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Line by Line: How to Edit Your Own Writing by Claire Kehrwald Cook

The book has numerous illustrations–some of them quite funny–to show typical errors and how to correct such errors. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

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It’s a good book on copyediting and grammar. Neither a rules-Nazi nor a linguistic anarchist, she. The main text covers errors in wordiness, word order, parallelism, agreement between pronouns and antecedents, and punctuation. Jan 23, Karen rated it liked it Shelves: This book is 32 years old, at this writing, and usage, especially, is vy moving target.

Still, it’s practical and iehrwald plenty of tips on how to make your writing easier to understand.

I give this four stars instead of five. Books by Claire Kehrwald Cook. Not always easy to read, but it provides plenty of examples, most of them taken from nonfi “Line by Line” teaches you how to copy edit your own work–or that of others. Follow Blog via Email Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

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Useful examples and very comprehensive Not always easy to read, but it provides plenty of examples, most of them taken ny nonfiction books. Cook is not too quick to insist on a rule, but isn’t afraid to point out that it’s better to be safe than shame-faced. I thought this book was really good.


Line by Line: How to Edit Your Own Writing

The negative reviews are understandable given the difficulty of this “introductory” book, but so long as you have a modicum of grammatical competence, you’ll discover Cook’s advice to be of greater depth than that found in most other style books. Notify me of new posts via email.

Chapter S Problems with Punctuation. I skimmed for examples mostly colorful ones, and from real writing found in real life. May 03, Holly rated it liked it Shelves: The reason I’m only giving this four stars has nothing to do with initial quality, but with the passage of time.

Oct 13, Meg rated it liked it Shelves: Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here These online bookshops told us they have this item: 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 Line by Line is one of the classics, and it’s something one should read through every four or five years.