Monday, November 10, 2014

The Best Punctuation Book, Period.

By June Casagrande

The Best Punctuation Book, Period might just be the only English language book on punctuation you need form your writing needs.

In The Best Punctuation Book, Period the author also mentions the most widely used writing style guides and the subtle differences between them.

Unfortunately, There are numerous style guides and in-house style guides that one may have to alter their writing for. However, the basics of punctuation in The Best Punctuation Book, Period, is good as a refresher or reference to punctuation for anyone having to communicate through the written word.

Whether using the Associated Press (AP), American Psychiatric Association (APA), Chicago Manual of Style, Modern Language Association (MLA) or any other style guide, The Best Punctuation Book, Period will be your guide to perfect punctuation.

The author explains the subtle difference between the various style guides with examples of these differences.

For anyone wishing to communicate via the written word with authority and clarity, buying a copy of The Best Punctuation Book, Period, and keeping it as a handy reference will be able to having their writing shine.

The Best Punctuation Book, Period is a five or of five stars with a recommendation to grab a copy for anyone, writing if there is any doubt as to the quality of the punctuation in their copy.

Reviewer

Robert Medak
Freelance Writer, Blogger, Editor, Proofreader, and Reviewer

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

She Wore Emerald Then: Reflections on Mothers and Motherhood

By Magdalena Ball and Carolyn Howard-Johnson


She Wore Emerald Then is a collection of poems by Magdalena Ball and Carolyn Howard-Johnson.

The free verse (Written without rhyme or conventional patterns of poetry) poetry in She Wore Emerald Then is well written and entertaining for readers of any age, not just poetry readers that celebrates Mothers and Motherhood.

She Wore Emerald Then is a book that everyone should read and experience the writing and what the poems say to them. Poetry is about evoking emotion, not written to attempt understanding what was in the author’s mind at the time of penning.

She Wore Emerald Then is a recommended reading and awarded five out of five stars.

Purchase a copy of She Wore Emerald Then and enjoy a celebration Mothers and Motherhood from two gifted writers.

Reviewed by
Robert Medak

Freelance Writer, Editor, Reviewer

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Talon: Connected, Book 4

By Gigi Sedlmayer

The Talon series shows that anyone can be a hero no matter his or her size, special needs.

Matica finds courage in the jungles when her father becomes incapacitated and must rely on Matica for his life. Her birds Toma, Tima, and Talon help her find courage and determination she never knew she had.

To find out how her bird friends help her find something within herself she was unaware of, you will have to read the book. The series is the story of a child small for her age that shows the people of the village that anything is possible if you only believe in yourself.

The Talon series is a series recommended for all ages, and for parents to read to their children. It isn’t often that a story for all ages comes along that parents don’t have to worry about language or content for their children when reading.

The Talon series rates five stars. If you enjoy reading something positive, the Talon series is one that you should get a copy of Talon, sit back and begin reading.

This reviewer feels privileged the author allowed this reviewer to read, and review Talon Book One through Talon Book Four.

Thank you, Gigi, for allowing me to review the series. 
  
Talon: Connected
Reviewed by

Robert Medak

Friday, November 15, 2013

The Power of Storytelling

By Ty Bennett

Although The Power of Storytelling is geared toward presentation storytelling, Would be, and experienced writers should read this book because some of the techniques lend themselves to authoring books.

Books are a different type of presentation than those on stage. Everyone should be a good storyteller in social circumstances, in business, and of course in books.

Mr. Bennett offers how excellent storytelling is a requirement in presenting speeches, audio and visual presentations, and more techniques to become a better storyteller in any situation.

The Power of Storytelling is approximately one-hundred and sixty pages filled with all of the information on becoming a better storyteller.

Being a good storyteller is important to business people who must explain what they do when networking. Businesspeople should be comfortable with the elevator pitch, and authors must be good storytellers for their readers.

The Power of Storytelling is a recommended read for anyone who wishes to be a better storyteller for all occasions.

Like to tell stories and be better in situations where a good story is needed, get a copy.

Mr. Bennett’s The Power of Storytelling receives five stars.

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The Power of Influence

By Ty Bennett

The Power of Influence is approximately one-hundred and thirty pages of the most astounding information on how to increase your personal impact, and change the reader’s life in unexpected ways.

The Power of Influence is not a self-help book, it’s a change your life book for those looking to affect their personal, and professional life.

The Power of Influence is not about power over others, but the power you can create, which will memorable in your daily interactions with the people you meet.

Influence is not about bending someone to your will, but about influencing them with actions.
If readers wish to learn about the power of influence, and change their life, they need a copy of The Power of Influence by Ty Bennett, read it, and keep it handy for reference.

In The Power of Influence, Mr. Bennett is part author and part instructor teaching the principles of influence.

Mr. Bennett created a five star book that delivers on the premise of how to increase your income and personal impact in The Power of Influence.

The Power of Influence is a recommended read.

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The Thirteen Great Economic/Business Myths that Dominate Our Lives

By Sanford W. Kahn

Only forty-five pages yet filled with information, and a primer about how business and the economy works.

The Thirteen Great Economic/Business Myths that Dominate Our Lives is about making understanding economics easier for the average person, reading this book will help as readers can refer to the thirteen myths anytime they wish.

Reading The Thirteen Great Economic/Business Myths that Dominate Our Lives is easy and straightforward for all readers.

Mr. Kahn debunks the myths in plain English; a degree in economics to understand the myths isn’t needed. The Thirteen Great Economic/Business Myths that Dominate Our Lives is not filled with jargon.

The Thirteen Great Economic/Business Myths that Dominate Our Lives delivers its message clearly and succinctly.

This reviewer gives The Thirteen Great Economic/Business Myths that Dominate Our Lives five stars.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Thrown under the Bus: The rise and fall of an American worker

By Teresa Zerilli-Edelglass

Thrown under the Bus is the cathartic tale of a woman who put herself through college and entered what she thought would be a career in a government job with what most people known by the acronym MTA (Metropolitan Transit Authority), or buses and subways.

Thrown under the Bus takes place in the state of New York, and in the boroughs of New York City, at a time when most of the jobs were held by older white men whose opinion of women is that they should be at home in the kitchen.

There was blatant cronyism. Many male managers did whatever they could to get women to leave, and promotions to supervisory capacity filled by men; regardless of any qualified female candidates.

Being female in this work environment meant harassment, unrealistic expectations, and doing the work of people who should be doing the work because it was their job; not a subordinate who was doing their pay level job.

Working for a government agency isn’t all roses. In Thrown under the Bus, the harassment caused a women unbelievable stress, demotions, and all manner of means to get her to walk away from a career she put herself through college and desired above anything. Yet she persevered as along as humanly possible until such time as the work place became intolerable causing psychological problems.

Going to the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) only exacerbated her problems, and the EEOC representatives sided with her employer. Suing a government entity only caused more problems.

If a hostile work environment was not enough to endure, try having the MTA deny benefits because you have no union representation.

This saga went on for over a decade.

Every congressperson should receive a copy of Thrown under the Bus, and the master at arms should make them read it.

Thrown under the Bus receives five stars out of a possible five stars with a must read recommendation.

Reviewer
Robert Medak
Freelance Writer, Editor, Proofreader, Reviewer, and Blogger