Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The Elements of Style, 2000 editionImage via WikipediaAn Occupational Hazard

You know you've been a writer too long when you see a newspaper article lead that says "...autumn brings a bevy of new style guides" and your first thought is, "Wow! Someone's giving CMS and Strunk and White a run for the money?"

You know you're a writer and the caffeine hasn't kicked in yet when your eye scans down the article and you wonder what Lucky magazine's "The Lucky Guide to Mastering Any Style" and Isaac Mizrahi have to do with writing. Does Isaac favor serial commas? Is Lucky a fan of the possessive "s" with an apostrophe at the end, or an apostrophe "s"?

I didn't find this article on style guides helpful at all. I'm sticking with Strunk and White and the Complete Transitive Vampire.
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