I have been starting to consider writing more seriously and in order to improve, I have been reading a lot more lately. To be frank the more I read, the more I realize how much I have to work on. I am now wondering what would be the best way to improve my English. I have recently bought a book about punctuation named "Eat, shoots and leaves" and I also put my hands a Harbrace college handbook. What would you recommend: should I get some more reference books or just take some lessons? I do realize writers can hire proofreaders, but I firmly believe it's a writer's duty to write as close to perfection as possible.