Swet Columns

A Grammar Book with Personality and Pizzazz

Reviewed by Jay Revelle
It was the best of sentences, it was the worst of sentences, by June Casagrande. New York: Ten Speed Press, 2010. 207 pages. ISBN: 978-1-58008-740-7.

 

“Great writing isn’t born, it’s built—sentence by sentence.” Thus begins grammar... more

A Sugar-Coated Guide to Grammar

Reviewed by Susan Schmidt (April 15, 2007)

Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies, by June Casagrande. New York: Penguin Books, 2006. 212 pages. Paperback. ISBN-13 798-0143036838; ISBN-10 0143036831. $14.00.

 

Subtitled A Guide to Language for Fun and Spite,... more

SWET Style Sheet

SWET Style Sheet and Submission Guidelines
These guidelines are intended for articles published in SWET online and print publications (revised May 2014).

MATTERS OF STYLE

In general, follow the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition (CMS16). For spelling and hyphenation,... more

A Delectable Assortment: Translators Showcase Advice, Writing Skills

By Rachael Ragalye

Translator Perspectives (Hon’yakusha no mesen). Tokyo: Japan Association of Translators, 2013. 97 pages. ISBN 978-4-906408-09-2.

 

Of all the things I expected to see in a volume titled Translator Perspectives, advice about what makes for a... more

An Afternoon with Amy Chavez

By Ted Taylor

Amy Chavez spoke to SWET Kansai about her life as a writer and the challenges of the profession, especially with the publishing of her latest book, Running the Shikoku Pilgrimage: 900 Miles to Enlightenment. (See also Japan Funny Side Up.) Chavez... more

2013 SWET Financial Report

The SWET treasurers have submitted a financial report of Tokyo and Kansai activities for 2013.