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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Mr. Carey's compliments to The Old Editor

Our favorite Irish blogger, Stan Carey of Sentence first, has reviewed The Old Editor Says in a characteristically generous-spirited post.

"The prose is clear, concise, measured, and filled with sound guidance," he says. He calls it "a useful and original book that is also a pleasure to read," and he commends it to all in the writing and editing trade. It will, he promises, "satisfy, gratify, and edify."

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