A to X Writing Advice, Courtesy of Copy Chief Benjamin Dreyer

Benjamin Dreyer is the VP Executive Managing Editor & Copy Chief of Random House Publishing Group. Below is his list of the common stumbling blocks for authors, from A to X.

A capital is a city (or a letter, or part of a column); a capitol is a building.

Illumination flares being used during military training exercises.

You wear a mantle; your fireplace has a mantel.

An example of an outdoor newsstand in New York City.
Michelangelo’s Delphic Sibyl, Sistine Chapel

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