Mark Broatch is a journalist, critic and author, and an unashamed language nerd. After gaining an MA (Hons) in English Literature and Linguistics at one of New Zealand’s top universities he went on to be a senior editor and chief subeditor at three national publications.
Word to the Wise
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Untangling the Mix-ups, Misuse and Myths of Language
Even the best wordsmiths can trip over words that are commonly misused, mixed up or misspelled. This useful reference gets to the bottom of these language issues so that you can ensure you’ve got the word you’re looking for. With examples of how to sharpen up text and improve your writing, lists of useful social media abbreviations and a discussion of unusual plurals, this playful look at the often bizarre English language has got you covered, whether you’re writing a book, blog or an email.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 229 x 152 mm / 9 x 6 Inches | 192 Pages |
ABC Melbourne’s Breakfast Show radio segment
“A book written for the everyday Joe to put some clarity around the words we use incorrectly, to give us a bit of grammatical advice now that we are unleashed on the world wide web as writers. The book is fantastic, because it is divided up alphabetically and you go through words in each letter grouping that we often misuse.” Click here to listen.
Independent Australia blog post
“Succinctly written definitions and examples are presented by Broatch to give clear understandings, pronunciations and uses of hundreds of commonly misused words.” Click here to listen.
Blue Wolf Reviews review article
“…a very handy book.” Click here to read.