Wednesday, August 7, 2013

EditPros LLC Publicly Thanks Its Reviewers - Cool, Right?!!!


I recently reviewed a book published by this group. After it was posted, I was asked to allow an excerpt, which naturally I agreed to... Then I discovered that the group uses excerpts to further publicize their books in a monthly newsletter... What a nice way to thank reviewers!

I have found that you can learn a lot by signing up for newsletters, so I thought I'd share a little from their August issue... You may want to review this site as well...

BOOKSHELF: Reviewers recommend Reckoning at Sea and Within My Grasp

     Numerous readers and book reviewers have given high marks to the two newest books that EditPros has published: Max Young's Reckoning at Sea: Eye to Eye With a Gray Whale and Mike Penketh's Within My Grasp: A Double Amputee's True Story. EditPros co-owners Marti Smiley Childs and Jeff March served as co-authors of both of these autobiographical adventure books. Read more...


FEATURE: Don't be fooled by an appositive – know when to use 'we' or 'us'

     As an ongoing dispute between teachers and a school district over salary became increasingly contentious, teachers resorted to a series of strikes. An article about the unremitting strike quoted one of the teachers, who said, "All other avenues of taking action have been explored and haven't worked. If the negotiations keep on going, the only way us teachers can make an impact and be taken seriously is to close down schools."
     The teacher's statement may have weakened her case – not because of her willingness to disrupt school to assert her point, but because of how she expressed it. She made an elementary mistake in pronoun usage - an error for which one of her students should have been harshly graded. Read More...



GRAMMAR COACH: Fielding your questions

1. Terry Z. wrote:
     A headline that read "Police fire water cannons to disperse protesters" caught my attention. Is it possible to "fire" a water cannon? Perhaps discharge water?
The grammar coach replies:  Read More...



FINDER'S FEE: Recommend a friend – and earn a finder's fee of up to $500

     Do you know of a friend or colleague whose office can benefit from EditPros' services? Read More...



YOUR TURN: Ask the "grammar coach" or subscribe

     We invite you to submit your questions to the "grammar coach," and we welcome you to subscribe to this monthly newsletter  Read More...


Please Note: BRH only endorses companies or individuals with whom I've Worked...

EditPros News   ~~   Vol. 17, No. 8   ~~   August 2013
Monthly information digest for EditPros clients and friends
Writing, editing & publishing ~~ http://www.editpros.com