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Constructing highly readable and semantically sound literary manuscripts

A descriptive grammatical and linguistic checklist

The LEP is a webbook that can help you construct a highly readable and semantically sound literary manuscript. It’s also a process-method that addresses Syntax & Semantics, Orthography and Readability Elements, or what we like to call The SSORE of writing & editing or simply, the SSORE.

About The Literary Editing Project (The LEP) webbook

The LEP is a descriptive grammatical and linguistic checklist in webbook format that has been developed through McIntoshLinguistics. This checklist is geared towards the development of literary manuscripts that are highly readable (close reading) and grammatically sound (effective writing).

McIntoshLinguistics has taken The LEP and MCINTOSHFORMS™ and created a process-method that addresses SSORE, which encompass the three distinct subject matters of The LEP:

  1. Syntax & Semantics (sentence arrangement, morphology)
  2. Orthography (writing conventions, i.e., punctuation)
  3. Readability Elements (clarity via syntactic coordination)

This process-method of McIntoshLinguistics helps you ensure that the edit of your literary manuscript will result in high readability and sound grammaticality.

Awareness and knowledge to achieve high readability and sound grammaticality

The LEP in combination with MCINTOSHFORMS™ helps you analyze/review your literary manuscript through the lens of syntax and semantics, shape (orthography) and readability. It identifies some of the most integral operatives (words, phrases, clauses and punctuation) involved in constructing a highly readable and semantically sound literary manuscript.

While The LEP focuses on the editing process, it also reinforces the importance of the writer taking it upon himself or herself to study every nuance and aspect of English should he or she want to be further empowered to tell stories that delve into the very psychology of their characters, milieu and narrative devices.