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March 27, 2019

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Kumar

Thanks for the review. Seems a great book. Will consider purchasing.
My standard go-to book - though not strictly comparable - as of now is - 'On Writing Well' by William Zinsser.

Annemarie den Boef

Thank you very much for sharing. Lucky me; the book is available and in stock in the Netherlands! I ordered it just now and look forward to receiving it in my mailbox tomorrow.

Lynn Gaertner-Johnston

Hi Kumar,

Yes, "On Writing Well" is an important book. This book is different, as you said. I think you would like it.

As always, thanks for stopping by and commenting.

Lynn

Lynn Gaertner-Johnston

Hi Annemarie,

Wow! I admire your enthusiasm and action. Please let me know if you like the book as much as I do.

Lynn

Allison Horak

One of my best friends has promised to buy this book as a gift for my birthday! Can't wait! Thanks, Lynn, for your thorough book review. That makes me even more excited to read it!

Lynn Gaertner-Johnston

Happy birthday, Allison (whenever it is)! I hope you enjoy your gift. I certainly did.

Lynn

Casey Decker

Wonderfully informative review, Lynn! I’ve heard great things about this book, and I plan on reading it for the Northwest Editors Guild book club meeting.

It will be a challenge agreeing with some of his rules. This editor will always be a “who,” not a “that”!

Casey Decker
The Meticulous Type

Lynn Gaertner-Johnston

Thanks for stopping by with a comment, Casey. As I was reading this book, I thought of you, the copyeditor, many times.

You have good company on the "who" vs. "that" question. I wrote about the subject here:

https://www.businesswritingblog.com/business_writing/2017/03/using-who-or-that-to-refer-to-people.html

Lynn

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