What do your words say about you?

 ”Smart?  Educated?  Professional?  Trustworthy?  Articulate?  Knowledgeable?   Impressive?”
Or …
“Uneducated?  Unprofessional?  Careless? Undependable?   Unimpressive?  Clueless?”

Fairly or not, your words paint a picture of you. The good news is, you can control that picture by using the right words, by being WORD SAVVY.

About the book . . .

Cover: "WORD SAVVY: Use the Right Word Every TIme, All the Time"  by Nancy Ragno

Q: What’s in the book?
A: Click:    CONTENTS

Q: What can it do for me?
A: Click:   BENEFITS

Q: How does WORD SAVVY help student writers?
A: It focuses on correcting wrong-word errors.

  Q: Where can I buy Word Savvy? 

A: Word Savvy  is available from bookstores and online booksellers.  It comes in two formats: paperback and eBook. (E-books are formatted for’s  Kindle and Barnes & N0ble’s Nook Book).

 Nancy new photoA word from the author  . . .  I’m Nancy Ragno, author of Word Savvy  and co-author of The World of Language textbook series.  I started this site to connect with my readers and all those who wish to be word savvy.  Please sign up  to receive WORD SAVVY updates  and Tip Sheets (sign-up form, top right). While you’re here, explore the site:

Blog, Bonuses (freebies), Library (quotations for writers), MediaRoom (info. for the media)  and  Contact Us. Welcome to The WORD SAVVY Site!

A word about the header . . . The sculpture of the seated human figure framing the header is titled “We” and  is by the world-renowned Barcelona-born sculptor Jaume Plensa, who describes it as “a celebration of linguistic diversity.” The hollow figure is formed entirely  of random stainless steel letters from eight different alphabets.   It is shown here exhibited in Vancouver’s Biennale  art exhibit (2009-2011), where visitors sat on its arm and  climbed inside to surround themselves with letters.   The photograph is by  Dan Fairchild Photography.  See  “HereInVancouver’s photostream” at .



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