Publishing Research Quarterly

, Volume 35, Issue 4, pp 737–739 | Cite as

Benjamin Dreyer: Dreyer’s English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style

Random House, New York, New York, 2019, Hardcover, 296 pp, $25.00, ISBN 9780812995701
  • Thomas R. ClaireEmail author
Book Review

If you wonder whether Benjamin Dreyer’s Dreyer’s English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Stylemight provide you with a complete and concise compilation of copyediting catechisms covering, if not governing, everything you ought to know in order to be or become a copy editor in today’s publishing world, sorry, this is not your book. What it will give you—in spades, along with clubs, hearts, and diamonds—is a complete playing deck to handle almost any possible copyediting question that might confront you if you happen to be working in contemporary American fiction. This slim volume, wittily dressed as one industry insider’s take on the art and science of copyediting fiction, deals multiple hands full of the type of information that anyone working in the never-ending card game of fiction today will likely want to know and have access to. It does not, however, address let alone overly concern itself with copyediting other literary genres, from scientific journals to news...


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  1. 1.NewtownUSA

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