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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Not a great book to read as far as enjoyment goes, kehrwad super in what it sets out to do. Chapter T Mismanaged Numbers and References.
Line by Line: How to Edit Your Own Writing by Claire Kehrwald Cook
These online bookshops told us they have this item: I have a number of helpful books on the creative and technical aspects of writing prose, but Claire Kehrwald Cook’s book is by far and away the most helpful I have read. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This, plainly and simply, is a guide to line by line textual revision at the sentence level without regard for content.
Alan rated it really liked it May 15, 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. Lists with This Book.
What I admire about this book is that it is based in the practical work of copyediting, and the actual problems that come up. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This review is time-traveling to the future.
If you’re writing essays or collegial papers this book will be relevant in the advice that it offers. The book has numerous illustrations–some of them quite funny–to show typical errors and how to correct such byy.
It really was a drag lin go through.
You will be surprised how much the resulting excisions and rearrangements improve your writing. It’s a good book on copyediting and grammar.
Since she has worked at the Modern Language Association, where she enjoys styling literary essays considered worthy of painstaking editorial efforts.
For a writer, it’s probably not terrible, but as an editor, there was absolutely nothing new here that I haven’t learned in much more interesting books.
It is definitely hard work to read this, but worth it. The instruction is clear, based on examples; the prose is lucid, cleanly polished. Chapter S Problems with Punctuation. With over examples of original and edited sentences, this book provides information about editing techniques, grammar, and kehfwald for every writer from the student to the published author.
These 2 locations in Western Australia: These 2 locations in New South Wales: Aug 03, Randy Hulshizer rated it really liked it. Consider using it as a tip of the day claier that you jump into every morning, though. However, page after page of perfect and perfectly unremarkable prose can put one to sleep. Oct 13, Meg rated it liked it Shelves: May 08, Krystol rated it really liked it.
You are commenting using your WordPress. Books by Claire Kehrwald Cook. May 27, Jeffrey Fisher rated it really liked it. Without doubt this book has improved my writing.
Line by Line: How to Edit Your Own Writing
An invaluable book for all translators for editing their own work claaire knowing what traps to avoid while translating to cut back on editing time later. Which means, I think, that it’s time for a Line by Line update. Not always easy to read, but it provides plenty of examples, most of them taken from nonfiction books.