A Sometimes Snarky Guide to English Usage, Grammar & PunctuationPaperback
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- Publisher: Createspace
- Format: Paperback | 70 pages
- Dimensions: 216mm x 279mm x 4mm | 236g
- Publication date: 3 December 2013
- ISBN 10: 1494378183
- ISBN 13: 9781494378189
- Illustrations note: colour illustrations
A quick-reference, and, yes, sometimes snarky, guide to help you avoid the common pitfalls of English writing and speaking. Learn the difference between "fame" vs. "notoriety," "like" vs. "as," why it's OK to split an infinitive or even dangle your preposition, when to use a comma vs. a semicolon, and why speaking in "up-talk" makes you sound less than confident. Master the contents of this guide and you'll be well on your way to writing and speaking with a professional polish.
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Keith Sessions is a long-time technical writer whose career started right after high school with the publication of "Fixin' Up Your Van on a Budget," followed closely by "A Vanner's How-to Guide to Murals, Painting & Pinstriping." During college he co-authored (with Carol Estes) "Controlled Wildlife: A Three-Volume Guide to U.S. Wildlife Laws and Permit Procedures." Since then he has worked in a technical-writer capacity with Hewlett Packard, Cerner Corporation, Sprint, Caremark and others. He now resides in Kansas City where he continues to write both fiction and nonfiction. He also continues to maintain his grammar site: www.grammarhome.com.