At the Susquehanna Valley Writers’ Workshop I attended this past weekend, two of the workshop leaders recommended a style guide by freelance editor Kathy Ide entitled, Polishing the PUGS: Punctuation, Usage, Grammar, and Spelling. Ide highlights the most common mistakes writers make, pulling out the guidelines from several hefty writers’ tomes.
With punctuation rules from The Chicago Manual of Style (the industry-standard reference for books) and The Associated Press Stylebook (for newspaper articles), spelling and usage from the dictionaries recommended by both style guides, plus grammar tips from A Dictionary of Modern American Usage and The Wordwatcher’s Guide to Good Grammar & Word Usage, this book has it all, including guidelines from The Christian Writer’s Manual of Style, for those of us who write for the inspirational market.
It’s a book worth checking out—and the name is just so cute!
©Pamela D. Williams