McIntoshLinguistics

A literary writing company providing educational services

Business Reg. No.: 290977537

About McIntoshLinguistics

McIntoshLinguistics is an educational services company that aims to formalize a grammatical and orthographic approach to English literary editing. McIntoshLinguistics was created by author Garie McIntosh, who developed an English grammar method and process as a result of having pursued academic studies in order to be a writer. The approach involves:

  • The concepts of grammatical "form" and "function"
  • Advanced wildcard searches of manuscripts developed in Microsoft (MS) Word
  • A process-method system that includes descriptive checklists for morphology, syntax, and orthography

The process and method

In combination with its own grammatical method called MCINTOSHFORMS™, McIntoshLinguistics provides a study and description of morphology, syntax, and orthography via also its own editing process called the Literary Editing Project (LEP). For editing purposes, MCINTOSHFORMS™ uses a collection of regular expressions (regexes) and particular grammatical forms that can isolate the structure of words (morphology), sentences (syntax), and orthography (hyphenation that forms compound words and punctuation that ensure coordination, combination, and parallelism). Morphology, syntax, and orthography are used collectively to exemplify the grammatical structure of clauses and the relationship of constituents.

The product

The regexes have been formulated for use via the advanced (Wildcards) search field in MS Word. A regex is entered into the advanced search dialog, the Find tool, in MS Word to isolate the structure of words and sentences and orthography so that you can identify and remove any potential errors or ambiguity. The process-method of McIntoshLinguistics helps ensure your edit will result in the construction of a highly readable (close reading) and grammatically sound (effective writing) literary manuscript.

The First Literary Work Edited through McIntoshLinguistics

Ensure a highly readable (close reading) and grammatically sound (effective writing) literary manuscript using MCINTOSHFORMS™.

What's In A Name, Garie McIntosh's published first novel, was developed and edited using MCINTOSHFORMS™.

What's In A Name is about a girl named Christine, who has been renamed by her dying mother. When Christine accepts the name, she goes silent on the meaning of and the secret behind her new name. Now eight years into her marriage, Christine the woman is struggling to unsilence herself, just like the women of her life. Finally, she makes to Jamaica the ultimate trip of her life—all to confront the man, her father, who caused her to be renamed “Lean-a.”