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Why Editors Drink
A snarky look at common, often hilarious, writing blunders
by Rob Reinalda View author's profile page

Overview


Veteran journalist Rob Reinalda has concocted a cocktail of humor and instruction, exploring dreadful online writing. Teresa Reinalda’s clever illustrations complement the chapter headings.  


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Description


In "Why Editors Drink," veteran editor Rob Reinalda takes a snarky look at the foibles of online writing, drawing a sharp focus on linguistic missteps from the business world. Along with his acerbic commentary, the veteran journalist offers guidance for writers and editors. This is both a funny textbook and an informative collection of humorous observations, all from the mind of a man described both as "a modern Robert Benchley" and as "the best editor I've ever worked with." So, grab your cocktail shaker or uncork your favorite vintage, and dive in.

“Five stars for ‘Why Editors Drink.’ ... humorous anecdotes and witty narrative … as entertaining as it is informative, making it a fun read for writers and non-writers alike. ... Reinalda identifies the most common mistakes writers make and shows exactly how to avoid them. … Great lessons for anyone thinking of stringing words together. More importantly, though, those lessons were a joy to learn.”
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Ken Stark for Readers’ Favorite

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About the author


Rob Reinalda is a veteran editor and writer who worked for many years at top U.S. newspapers, including the New York Daily News and the Chicago Tribune, before entering the online publishing world. Winner of ACES' 2019 Robinson Prize for excellence in editing, Rob has written dozens of articles on language, including essays for The Huffington Post. He has delivered numerous webinars, as well as live presentations and workshops, covering writing and editing. Rob also has penned scripts for the award-winning Grammar Girl podcasts. He is the founder and principal of Word Czar Media (WordCzarMedia.com). Follow him on Twitter @word_czar.
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Book details

Genre:LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES

Subgenre:Editing & Proofreading

Language:English

Pages:72

Format:Paperback

eBook ISBN:9781098327712

Paperback ISBN:9781098327705


Overview


Veteran journalist Rob Reinalda has concocted a cocktail of humor and instruction, exploring dreadful online writing. Teresa Reinalda’s clever illustrations complement the chapter headings.  


Read more

Description


In "Why Editors Drink," veteran editor Rob Reinalda takes a snarky look at the foibles of online writing, drawing a sharp focus on linguistic missteps from the business world. Along with his acerbic commentary, the veteran journalist offers guidance for writers and editors. This is both a funny textbook and an informative collection of humorous observations, all from the mind of a man described both as "a modern Robert Benchley" and as "the best editor I've ever worked with." So, grab your cocktail shaker or uncork your favorite vintage, and dive in.

“Five stars for ‘Why Editors Drink.’ ... humorous anecdotes and witty narrative … as entertaining as it is informative, making it a fun read for writers and non-writers alike. ... Reinalda identifies the most common mistakes writers make and shows exactly how to avoid them. … Great lessons for anyone thinking of stringing words together. More importantly, though, those lessons were a joy to learn.”
-- 
Ken Stark for Readers’ Favorite

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About the author


Rob Reinalda is a veteran editor and writer who worked for many years at top U.S. newspapers, including the New York Daily News and the Chicago Tribune, before entering the online publishing world. Winner of ACES' 2019 Robinson Prize for excellence in editing, Rob has written dozens of articles on language, including essays for The Huffington Post. He has delivered numerous webinars, as well as live presentations and workshops, covering writing and editing. Rob also has penned scripts for the award-winning Grammar Girl podcasts. He is the founder and principal of Word Czar Media (WordCzarMedia.com). Follow him on Twitter @word_czar.
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