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Ben Yagoda
Ben Yagoda teaches English, journalism and writing at the University of Delaware, and is the author, coauthor or editor of nine books. He has written about language, writing and other topics for, the New York Times Book Review and Magazine, The American Scholar, Rolling Stone, Esquire, and many other publications. He contributes to "Lingua Franca," a Chronicle of Higher Education blog about language and writing and "Draft,"a New York Times blog about the art of writing. His personal blog is "Not One-Off Britishisms." He lives in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.

He is the author of HOW TO NOT WRITE BAD (on-sale February 5, 2013).

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Blog Entries by Ben Yagoda

Nine Writing Mistakes You're Probably Making

(16) Comments | Posted February 5, 2013 | 8:28 AM

For writing, it's the best of times and it's the worst of times. Best, because more people are engaged in the act of writing than at any other time in human history. When I was young, the written word belonged to professionals, who had to pass through stern gatekeepers before...

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