Lisa McLendon is the the author of the grammar blog madamgrammar.com. Lisa offers expert guidance on all things words, language, editing and the like. After getting a doctorate in Slavic languages, Lisa spent a dozen years on newspaper copy desks before teaching news editing at the University of North Texas, Friends University in Wichita, and Wichita State University. A member of the American Copy Editors Society (ACES) since 2000, Lisa has presented numerous sessions at national and regional ACES conferences, on topics such as grammar, punctuation, headlines and math. Lisa loves linguistic humor, proper use of the verb "comprise," and numbers that add up.
"Editors will want this book. Teachers will want this book.
Writers will want this book. If you work with words in any
capacity, you'll benefit from having this book on your reference
-- Karen S. Conlin, Grammargeddon.com"You don't have to be a word nerd to like The Perfect English Grammar Workbook. You simply need to want to be a better writer or communicator. In an easy-to-understand way, Lisa McLendon's book explains and demystifies grammar's rules. Her explanations, examples and exercises are aimed at creating winning writers and clear writing."
--Sue Burzynski Bullard, Associate Professor, College of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, author of Everybody's an Editor"The Perfect English Grammar Workbook is diabolically simple on topics that, in other hands, might just be diabolical. It's entertaining as well, with examples people will actually use."
--Merrill Perlman, adjunct assistant professor at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, former copy editor at The New York Times"Lisa McLendon takes the scary out of grammar with her Perfect English Grammar Workbook. Even the most intimidated reader will find this book easy-to-follow with its clear explanations, advice, examples and quizzes. Finally, a grammar book for adults that isn't boorish or condescending."
--Teresa Schmedding, President, American Copy Editors Society