Anyway, recently I had this very kind of shock. In my shock I sought to do something about it and spent a good hour in Barnes and Noble seeking out the cheapest/most instructive book on "good writing." While I've always felt this was a debatable subject, good grammar and sentence structure are not arguable, and the truth is I really needed a refresh with all that technical business... what with being hired for a few new content writing gigs, I need to be good. I can't embarrass myself. Aside from the title, which makes me want to write an "ly" at the end of "Bad," Ben Yagoda's book has been very informative, but not worth $15. I should have stuck to the web as a resource, but I have to stare at a computer screen all-day anyway, so my eyes needed a frickin' break. Sometimes we all need that smack to remind us we're human, and in my case, sloppy.
To all the sloppy writers out there I wish you well and few run-ins with pigeons.
p.s. I've been addicted to the trippy, hypnotic beats of Gramatik. Read some Edgar Allen Poe to this...