Twitter iconFacebook iconInstagram iconLinkedIn icon
Ellen Jovin
Author & Grammar Table Proprietor

Books

Ellen writes books about the words we use, at work and at play.

Cover of Rebel with a Clause: Tales and Tips from a Roving Grammarian by Ellen Jovin

Rebel with a Clause: Tales and Tips from a Roving Grammarian

Publisher: Mariner Books (HarperCollins), July 2022

When Ellen Jovin first walked outside her Manhattan apartment building and set up a folding table with a GRAMMAR TABLE sign, it took about thirty seconds to get her first visitor. Everyone had a question for her. The Grammar Table was such a hit—attracting the attention of The New York Times, NPR, and CBS Evening News—that Ellen soon took it on the road, traveling across the US to answer questions from writers, lawyers, businesspeople, students, bickering couples, and anyone else who uses words in this world. Rebel with a Clause tackles what is most on people’s minds, grammatically speaking, and will delight anyone wishing to polish their prose or revel in our age-old, universal fascination with language.

Cover of English at Work: Find and Fix Your Mistakes in Business English by Ellen Jovin

English at Work: Find and Fix Your Mistakes in Business English

Publisher: Teach Yourself (Hachette), September 2019

Put your English skills to work for you! This book is ideal for intermediate and advanced (CEFR B1-C1) nonnative speakers of English seeking to increase their communication confidence and effectiveness in the workplace. Improve your precision and professionalism so your ideas shine!

Cover of Essential Grammar for Business: The Foundation of Good Writing by Ellen Jovin

Essential Grammar for Business: The Foundation of Good Writing

Publisher: Nicholas Brealey, (Hachette), October 2019

Reliable, authoritative, and designed to ease grammar anxiety! Words are the currency of every business transaction. They persuade, inspire, educate, and clarify. Essential Grammar for Business offers guidance to professionals perplexed about proper comma placement, dangling modifiers, or the difference between who and whom. With a better understanding of the building blocks, readers will be better equipped to focus on other ingredients of good business writing, such as content, clarity and style. This book is fun, fast-paced, and easy to use.

Cover of Writing for Business: Professionalism, Integrity & Power by Ellen Jovin

Writing for Business: Professionalism, Integrity & Power

Publisher: Nicholas Brealey (Hachette), October 2019

Build essential skills and write with confidence at work! Immediately practical guide to better business writing designed to help you develop a clear, direct, natural communication style that supports rather than obscures what you want to say. It covers writing principles relevant for a wide range of business documents, including email, letters, memos, reports, proposals, and more, while also offering editing tips to ensure you come across as professional and polished. Packed with examples and tips straight from the workplace.