10 Simple Ways for Writers to Improve Copy, 2nd ed. (PDF)
As a teacher, a linguist, and tech writer, Vlad has made it his business to understand the English language. Having seen the errors people make in their writing, he chose the 10 most common mistakes and wrote a guide on how to correct them.
Most confusing to people are apostrophes. How are they used with singular & plural possessive pronouns, regular/irregular plural nouns, and proper nouns? Other problems areas are comma splices and run on sentences. Are periods going out of style? And what's with the Oxford comma? Just as capitalization rules are covered, number use has a style of its own; consistency is important too. Dashes and hyphens: to hyphenate or not? Brits commonly do, but should Americans?
This guide takes those concerns and explains their fixes from a linguistic and stylistic point of view. The layout of this ebook is simple, and right to the point. It's just the companion to have if you're a writer. If you're pressed for time, open the table of contents, find your topic, fix it, and get on with your writing. It's well researched and has many source notes that explain the rules of American writing standards.