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Language, grammar and style The Editing Podcast - Louise Harnby (fiction editor) and Denise Cowle (non-fiction editor) EPISODE 1, 15th April 2020
S4E1: How to manage the grammar police
00:00:00 00:15:55

S4E1: How to manage the grammar police

Denise and Louise discuss the grammar police, how to manage them, and why they're nothing to do with professional editing.

Listen To Find Out More About:

  • Who are the grammar police?
  • Social media and the grammar police
  • Pedantry versus professional editing for style, preference and flow
  • Writing style: Business, academia, web copy, creative non-fiction, fiction
  • Conventions and standards versus rules and errors
  • How and when to tell a writer about an error
  • Dealing with the grammar police

Editing Bites

  • Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation by Jane Straus
  • TextExpander

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Denise And Louise

Music Credit

‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.

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