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Author Rebecca M. Lyles announces release of new book, ‘From the Errors of Others’

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From the Errors of Others: How to Avoid Embarrassing Mistakes in Writing and Speaking” (published by Archway Publishing) is a collection of short, instructive essays focusing on observations and true anecdotes about awkward – often funny – gaffes and missteps that author Rebecca M. Lyles has observed. Lyles invites readers to laugh about the guilty without laughing at them, and learn how to avoid repeating their mistakes.

“Seeing humor in the way people communicate … in business, in social situations, in everyday life,” says Lyles. “The pompous, the fake, and the unaware are beyond help. But most people want to do better.”

Having spent decades in corporate America, Lyles was bewildered by what she calls “their bloated business-speak.” Further, she notes that social media has brought its own peculiar set of communication types – from Twitter trolls to contentious commenters. “From the Errors of Others” targets many types of communication, and instructs readers on how to detect deceptive language and communicate more effectively.

“It is light, humorous, and serves nuggets of knowledge in small pieces. The stories and examples help readers remember the tips,’” says Lyles. “Anyone, at any level, can learn to write and speak more effectively … and everyone benefits from better communication.”

“From the Errors of Others”
By Rebecca M. Lyles
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 394 pages | ISBN 9781480828476
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 394 pages | ISBN 9781480828469
E-Book | 394 pages | ISBN 9781480828483
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Rebecca M. Lyles worked for more than 30 years as a technical writer, editor and manager for AT&T, FileNet, IBM and others. She now works as a consultant helping businesses improve communication and training products. She lives in southern California where she lectures, writes song parodies for community theatre and hosts workshops on writing. More information is available at

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