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The Cranky Editor's Book
of Intolerable Fox Paws
(Oops! Faux Pas!):
Helpful Writing & Style Tips
So You Won't Look Stoopid

The Cranky Editor's
Book of Intolerable Fox Paws
(Oops! Faux Pas!):
Helpful Writing & Style Tips
So You Won't Look Stoopid

By Reginald W. Bacon
(Newburyport, Mass.:
Variety Arts Press, 2014)
148 pages; indexed
ISBN: 978-0-9817945-6-3
LOC: 2013956190

This compact book is a planning guide, grammar coach, typographic stylebook, graphics tip-sheet, pep-talk, and a plea for literacy rolled into one. The author, adopting the persona of The Cranky Editor, identifies --- in his no-nonsense fashion --- the common transgressions known as the "Intolerable Fox Paws" (faux pas). These are followed by the Fox Paw Remedies, with illustrative examples derived from the author's five decades of real-world experience. The aim of the book: To help motivated business and organizational writers address common troubles faced when preparing writing and printing projects. Is the author really that cranky? Read the book, find out, and along the way learn what you never knew about the craft of writing, editing, and typographic style.

This is the same book as distributed at the author's seminars on writing, editing, typography, and design. For even more comprehensive information about the book and the seminars --- plus valuable editorial and graphics tips for do-it-yourself writers and designers --- visit the dedicated website, www.crankytypographer.com.

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