Considering a career in journalism? Or just looking to brush up on your punctuation and grammar schools? The books below are great tools for writers and roles that involve writing, which is pretty much all roles. They will help you with your writing, reading, speaking and presenting.
By Roy Peter Clark
Roy Peter Clark has an extensive career at the School of Journalism at The Poynter Institute. The book is filled with short chapters giving readers immense examples on the common grammar mistakes and struggles. As an added touch, there is a great and digestible summary at the end of every chapter.
By Bill Bryson
Grammar is multi-leveled, this book is a great resource for spelling, etymology, sentence structure, pronunciation, and more.
By Lynne Truss
Eat, Shoots & Leaves is a New York Times No. 1 bestseller for a reason. This one does a great job pointing out the overzealous and unnecessary grammar and punctuation. It makes grammar fun and relevant.
By Patricia T. O’Conner
More of a modern take on how classic grammar rules are applied to current language.
By Benjamin Dreyer
Benjamin Dreyer, copy chief at mega-publisher Random House, gives amazing guidance on all things writing.