Business, career focus and work details of Garie McIntosh

  1. Author, grammar enthusiast, entrepreneur
  2. Storytelling communicator • education strategist
  3. Writer and owner of an educational and grammatical editing business for manuscripts

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Garie is an author, grammar enthusiast and an entrepreneur

Methods and theories of advanced editing

�Syntax & Semantics
This subject brings focus to resolving semantic ambiguity through understanding syntactic structures, such as complementizers, complements, and complex noun phrases.
�Grammatical relationships and the syntactic structure of coordination
�Focus is given to syntactic functions, i.e., the grammatical relationship of one constituent to another, that illustrate how certain structures are formed and the rules that govern their formation.
� Readability elements
�Tense, aspect, and modality and/or mood (an expression or its meaning) are studied to ensure competence in storytelling timelines.
�Writing operations and constructs
�This subject focuses on how to achieve a diplomatic, polemic or trenchant effect in narrative.

Grammatical standards and typographical/orthographic standards

�Tense, aspect and modality in storytelling
� Tense is used to ensure the grammaticalization of the location of time; the preterite, to address past time, modality and backshifting; and aspect, to create variety, movement, focus and nuance, and modulate descriptions.
�Spelling, hyphenation and capitalization
�These are used as a marker of thorough editorial vetting.
�Orthographic elements
�Word breaks (including end-of-line hyphenation), emphasis and punctuation are each attended to to ensure high readabilty.
�Typographic elements
�Thorough vetting is performed as a means to building perfect book blocks by addressing stacks, runts, rivers, and windows and orphans.

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Garie uses his storytelling skills as a form of communication and his enthusiasm for grammar as a strategy for continuing education.

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April 20, 2020

The ordinary rule of relative-clause formation (relativization)

PRONOMINALIZATION (using a pronoun instead of a noun) is a standard approach to RELATIVIZATION Complementizers include WH- words and expletives that, if, and whether, all of […]
April 20, 2020

Pronominalization and the resumptive pronoun

Pronominalization is the use of a pronoun instead of a noun. Pronominalization is appropriate where “a noun or noun phrase in an embedded sentence is . . . identical […]
April 20, 2020

Complementizers and filler-gap dependencies

Look at the following examples: The head-initialized antecedent (italicized) has a complementizer (bolded) that is the syntactic head of a full clause, the embedded clause (coloured […]

Why it’s worthwhile to learn and edit with Garie

He is a writer and an owner of an educational and grammatical editing business for manuscripts.

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Garie considers himself a storytelling communicator.

Garie has written and published his first,
What’s in a Name.


A novel about the destructive power of silence


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