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Chip offers very good advice regarding spotting scams and knowing which agents are trustworthy. In particular, Chip mentions several web sites created specifically to combat this problem including:

Read now at Chip MacGregor .com: New Talk About Agents.

UPDATE! Chip has continued his talk with two additional posts. Talking Agent Trash and A Bit More Agenty Thinking.

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Eats, Shoots & Leaves (CD) by Lynne Truss

Eats, Shoots & Leaves (CD) by Lynne Truss

(OK, this is not a review of a book, but there are book versions of this CD!)

What a great idea: teach punctuation with humor. Genius! Although non-British audiences might have some trouble understanding some of the terms (periods are referred to as points, for example), Eats, Shoots & Leaves (CD) by Lynne Truss is the most concise and pleasurable way of learning the basic rules of punctuation that I know. It won’t replace a good grammar book, but if you already know the basics (and if you don’t you shouldn’t be writing) it will help you with common problem areas. This should be used in English and writing classes.

Recommended if you need instruction in the use of less common punctuation in English.

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