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Happy National Grammar Day!

jacket imageIt’s National Grammar Day, brought to you by the fine folks at the Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar, and, as you prepare for a raucous celebration tonight (just don’t drink too many grammartinis or you may be commatose tomorrow! *rimshot*), we wanted to spotlight a book that will help you embody SPOGG’s mission of speaking well, writing well, and helping others do the same. After all, as publisher of The Chicago Manual of Style, we take good grammar very seriously.
The A in response to all those Qs on The Chicago Manual of Style Online, Carol Fisher Saller is the gatekeeper of good grammar. In The Subversive Copy Editor: Advice from Chicago (or, How to Negotiate Good Relationships with Your Writers, Your Colleagues, and Yourself), Saller offers a practical guide to being a prose perfectionist in a world of dangling prepositions and misplaced modifiers. A companion to grammar stylebooks, The Subversive Copy Editor emphasizes habits of carefulness, transparency, and flexibility while encouraging anybody who works with words to build an environment of trust, cooperation, and, of course, good grammar. Full of good humor, good advice, and, most of all, good writing, Saller’s wry and refreshing tome is the perfect book for National Grammar Day.
Craving more? Read the introduction, visit the author’s website, and check out all of Chicago’s Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing.