Who Couldn't Use a Few Laughs?

POSTED BY KAREN WOJCIK BERNER


Every Wednesday, Editing for Grammarphobes 2.0 features handy tips to enhance all of our writing, from daily emails to articles to books. After all, everyone needs to write, right?




I recently started a new freelance gig, and, unlike my previous two jobs, this one is solely editing. I'm still writing for Naperville magazine and a couple of other organizations, but I have to say, it feels good to be doing something a little different. Obviously editing is a large part of writing; some might say the most important part. But sometimes, it's nice to just edit someone else's words.

So, today I thought we would take a little break and have a few laughs. 

Enjoy!













I couldn't resist sneaking in this one for the classic lit bibliophile.






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References

These books are on my desk at all times. Maybe they'll help you as well.

The Associated Press Stylebook, 2017 edition
The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition
Strunk and White's The Elements of Style
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 11th edition




Bio

A professional writer/editor for almost 30 years, Karen Wojcik Berner's wide and varied experience includes such topics as grammar, blog content, book reviews, corporate communications, the arts, paint and coatings, real estate, the fire service, writing and literature, research, and publishing. An award-winning journalist, her work has appeared in several magazines, newspapers, and blogs, including the Chicago Tribune, Writer Unboxed, Women's Fiction Writers, Naperville magazine, and Fresh Fiction. She also is the author of the Bibliophiles series, contemporary fiction with a sprinkling of the classics, and is a member of the Chicago Writers’ Association. For more information on Karen, please visit www.karenberner.com.








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