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$19.95 - print
$11.99 - ebook
Published
Pages
160
Binding
Trade paperback (US)
Dimensions
6x9in
ISBN Print
9781550597875
ISBN eBook
9781550597905
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Nothing is more infuriating than working hard on an essay or work report, only to realize you let an embarrassing typo slip through after you’ve submitted it. Proofreading is hard work, and often left until the final hours or minutes before a deadline, so it’s easy to slack off on this final step—but proofreading doesn’t have to be as hard as you think, especially if you know how the pros do it.

Last But Not Least is a combination primer and workbook to teach you the specific skills you need to find grammar gremlins, typos, and other slips that mar your copy and compromise communication. Whether you're a student or a teacher, an administrative assistant or a communications specialist, a novice in the field or a seasoned professional, the techniques and processes in Last But Not Least will help you create perfect documents. Topics include:

  • Punctuation and mechanics,
  • Grammar basics,
  • Spelling, including common typos and substitutions,
  • Proofreading visual communication,
  • Proofreading to make sense.

Leslie Vermeer

Leslie Vermeer, PhD, is a writer, editor, reviewer, and professor who holds master’s degrees in English and education. Leslie has worked in publishing for more than twenty-five years, having edited or worked on more than one hundred books to date, and has served as a juror on a number of writing, editing, and publishing awards. Leslie teaches at MacEwan University, where her focus includes editing, grammar, print studies, and communication theory.