Line by Line: How to Edit Your Own Writing

Line by Line How to Edit Your Own Writing The essential guide for all writers With over examples of original and edited sentences this book provides information about editing techniques grammar and usage for every writer from the stude

  • Title: Line by Line: How to Edit Your Own Writing
  • Author: Claire Kehrwald Cook
  • ISBN: 9780395393918
  • Page: 354
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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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    1. Claire Kehrwald Cook Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Line by Line: How to Edit Your Own Writing book, this is one of the most wanted Claire Kehrwald Cook author readers around the world.

    2. Useful examples and very comprehensive a fault at times. I appreciated the level of detail, but I couldn't read more than one or two sections at a time before feeling overwhelmed. Still, it's practical and has plenty of tips on how to make your writing easier to understand.Consider using it as a tip of the day book that you jump into every morning, though. It's certainly not something you can read cover to cover in a sitting.

    3. Beyond Strunk & White, there are few classic references for the basic copyediting that so many authors are ill-equipped to do. Line by Line is one of the classics, and it's something one should read through every four or five years. (I say that having only poked around in it, previously. This is my first time going cover to cover.) Just as I do, for instance, with Strunk & White.It addresses the very basics of effective rhetoric at the word and sentence level (alas, it does not rise to t [...]

    4. For a book on editing your own writing, I found it a very difficult read. It can be a useful reference -it has more than enough examples- but its dense pace, again, for a book about editing, is inexcusable. Here's one example so you can see what I mean: "Although the correlative conjunctions must precede parallel parts of the sentence, the terms that make up these pairs do not invariably function together. Each can operate alone. In particular, you can use not only without necessarily going on t [...]

    5. Very clear and unobjectionable advice for writers. The instruction is clear, based on examples; the prose is lucid, cleanly polished. However, page after page of perfect and perfectly unremarkable prose can put one to sleep. This isn't so much a problem, except when the examples of good and bad sentences are reversed. I found myself re-reading several negative examples because I was perplexed—how can this be right? It turns out it wasn't right; I had been dozing off, reading without challengin [...]

    6. I thought this book was really good. It was easy to understand and I was able to see my own mistakes with writing. I would recommend this book to all writers and college students.

    7. Here comes the contrarian review: this book is one of the best on style that you will find--and trust me, I've read many. The only stipulation, which others have rightly pointed out, is that this book is often tough going. 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. Simply put, this book gets str [...]

    8. If you think you write well (as I did) I strongly recommend reading this book. 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. Where other books help in curbing the tendency to overwrite, this book puts a scalpel in the writer's hand that enables him to explore and cut deeply. You will be surprised how much the resulting excisions and rearrangements improve your writing. I fo [...]

    9. A good guide to fixing syntactical issues in prose. Sorted according to issue, comes with examples and explanations. Not overly heavy on grammatical terminology, although there is an Appendix that summarises the basics.A bit too fond of analysing its own writing, that is, of referring to a sentence two lines up as an example of the phenomenon that sentence discusses. It saves space, but feels like molasses on the wings of an agile reader.Even though useful to read once, I'm not convinced it will [...]

    10. "Line by Line" teaches you how to (copy)edit your own work--or that of others. It covers tightening wordy sentences, turning weak verbs into strong ones, achieving parallel structure, and making sure subject/verb and pronoun/antecedent match. The book also has a chapter on punctuation, an explanation of sentence parts, and a list of words that are often misused. It's a good book on copyediting and grammar. Not always easy to read, but it provides plenty of examples, most of them taken from nonfi [...]

    11. As another in a long line of writing advice books, it's simply OK. The aim of this book, as it more or less relates to the writer, is one of phrasing and word choice for the purpose of meaning. If you're writing essays or collegial papers this book will be relevant in the advice that it offers. I would not recommend this for anyone attempting fiction writing, as style and approach are different ball games.Good enough to hold on to as a reference guide to double check certain issues your grammar [...]

    12. I really just skimmed this, so the stars should be taken with a grain of salt. It looks like a fine book, but didn't appear to be adding anything to the collection of copyediting/style books I've been reading, so I'm going to pass. I've mostly just marked it read and assigned middling stars so I'll remember that I did look at this one, and not keep repeatedly adding it to my "to read" list every time I come across the reference.

    13. I honestly couldn't finish reading this. It's dull and outdated and nitpicky. 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. 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.

    14. A good point of reference, I'm not sure reading it straight through like I did was especially helpful (and indeed I stopped about halfway through; for me it would serve a better reference for specific purposes I might look up).

    15. Useful. MLA style. I appreciated the logic and "wordiness." Intended audience: scholars submitting nonfiction manuscripts to university presses. I'll return to the Glossary of Questionable Usage when I have usage questions.

    16. Not a great book to read as far as enjoyment goes, but super in what it sets out to do. Although dated, still a great reference and good read.

    17. This is a hard-core MLA-approved guide that will test your grammatical knowledge. An indispensable resource book for the serious writer.

    18. An excellent guide and desk reference, one which judiciously points the writer toward a more subtle and precise relationship with his or her own writing.

    19. An invaluable book for all translators for editing their own work and knowing what traps to avoid while translating to cut back on editing time later.

    20. Highly recommended for those who are never sure what the grammar checker is flagging. The glossary of word usage is a nice addition.

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