Review: Grammar For People Who Hate Rules

  • March 3, 2017
  • James Skemp
  • review

The following is a review of Grammar For People Who Hate Rules, written by Kathleen Watson.

A Great Little Book to Help Improve Your Grammar and Spelling

Well over a decade ago, at my first job after college, I had the opportunity to work quite closely with writers and editors in a communications department, before my subgroup of web developers was moved over to IT.

This experience, combined with the pursuit of a philosophy degree in college, and working with editors in the years since, has lead to me having a real interest in making sure that my spelling and grammar are correct.

I found Kathleen Watson’s Grammar For People Who Hate Rules to be an absolutely wonderful read, with over 120 pages of rules, tips, and quizzes, all for under $10, and considerably cheaper on Kindle. (Although I’d highly recommend the print edition for ease.)

While I’ve learned a number of the rules that are in this book already, there are a number of new rules, such as the interrobang (which I knew of, but neither knew the name of nor that there was a set order), which I can now add to my repertoire.

Personally, Grammar For People Who Hate Rules will definitely end up on my desk at work, where it will be easily within reach to pull out when I want to confirm proper grammar, or show a coworker why I write the way I do.

I give Kathleen Watson’s Grammar For People Who Hate Rules a full five of five stars, and highly recommend it for anyone who wants to approve their writing skills.