The Global English Style Guide

Even if producing technical information is not your primary job function, the Global English guidelines can help you communicate more effectively with colleagues around the world. This book is part of the SAS Press program.

Author: John R. Kohl

Publisher: SAS Institute

ISBN: 9781599948423

Category: Computers

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The Global English Style Guide illustrates how much you can do to make written texts more suitable for a global audience. Accompanied by an abundance of clearly explained examples, the Global English guidelines show you how to write documentation that is optimized for non-native speakers of English, translators, and even machine-translation software, as well as for native speakers of English. You'll find dozens of guidelines that you won't find in any other source, along with thorough explanations of why each guideline is useful. Author John Kohl also includes revision strategies, as well as caveats that will help you avoid applying guidelines incorrectly. Focusing primarily on sentence-level stylistic issues, problematic grammatical constructions, and terminology issues, this book addresses the following topics: ways to simplify your writing style and make it consistent; ambiguities that most writers and editors are not aware of, and how to eliminate those ambiguities; how to make your sentence structure more explicit so that your sentences are easier for native and non-native speakers to read and understand; punctuation and capitalization guidelines that improve readability and make translation more efficient; and how language technologies such as controlled-authoring software can facilitate the adoption of Global English as a corporate standard. This text is intended for anyone who uses written English to communicate technical information to a global audience. Technical writers, technical editors, science writers, and training instructors are just a few of the professions for which this book is essential reading. Even if producing technical information is not your primary job function, the Global English guidelines can help you communicate more effectively with colleagues around the world. This book is part of the SAS Press program.

The English Style Guide

"The English Style Guide introduces the best stylistic traditions of the world's two greatest wire services, the Associated Press and Reuters, which have set writing standards in the English-speaking world.

Author: Bryce Telfer McIntyre

Publisher: Chinese University Press

ISBN: 9622016634

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 153

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"The English Style Guide introduces the best stylistic traditions of the world's two greatest wire services, the Associated Press and Reuters, which have set writing standards in the English-speaking world."--BOOK JACKET. "The book is directed specifically at Chinese people who want to write good English. Problems special to Chinese people are dealt with in detail. The book includes guidelines on the use of romanization systems for transcribing Chinese into the roman alphabet, and it includes many examples of the proper forms for addressing people in Asian nations. It also explains the difference between British and American vocabulary and spelling."--BOOK JACKET.

The Cambridge Australian English Style Guide

With more than 2500 alphabetical entries and a range of diagrams, this book will make life easier for anyone who deals with written language.

Author: Pam Peters

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521576342

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 848

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Australian English is unique; having absorbed elements of British and American English, it has developed its own distinctive style. The Cambridge Australian English Style Guide is both an assessment of the current state of Australian English and a guide to its style and usage. It is full of interesting information about why certain preferences are coming into use and, without being prescriptive, will give users all the information they need to make an appropriate choice. With more than 2500 alphabetical entries and a range of diagrams, this book will make life easier for anyone who deals with written language.

The Economist Style Guide

But this is no ordinary guide to English usage. It has a wit, verve and flair which make it much more than a simple work of reference. Here are just some examples: - anticipate does not mean expect.

Author: The Economist

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 9781782833482

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Over a million copies sold Clear writing is the key to clear thinking. So think what you want to say, then say it as simply as possible. That's the thinking that underpins this much-loved guide, and the mantra for anyone wanting to communicate with the clarity, style and precision for which The Economist is renowned. The Economist Style Guide guides the reader through the pleasures and pitfalls of English usage. It offers advice on the consistent use of punctuation, abbreviations and capital letters, identifies common errors and clichés and contains an exhaustive range of reference material - covering everything from business ratios to mathematical symbols and common Latin phrases. It also tackles the key differences between British and American English. But this is no ordinary guide to English usage. It has a wit, verve and flair which make it much more than a simple work of reference. Here are just some examples: - anticipate does not mean expect. Jack and Jill expected to marry; if they anticipated marriage, only Jill might find herself expectant. - Take care with between. To fall between two stools, however painful, is grammatically acceptable. To fall between the cracks is to challenge the laws of physics. - critique is a noun. If you want a verb, try criticise. - use words with care. If This door is alarmed, does its hair stand on end? The Economist Style Guide is required reading for anyone who wants to communicate with style.

The Times Style Guide An authoritative guide to English usage

Uncover the rules, conventions and policies on spelling, grammar and usage followed by the journalists, contributors and editors working on the Times newspaper.

Author: Ian Brunskill

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780008146184

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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Uncover the rules, conventions and policies on spelling, grammar and usage followed by the journalists, contributors and editors working on the Times newspaper.

English Translation Style Guide for European Union

This seventh edition has been prepared by the members of the English Style
Guide's Editorial Committee of the European Commission's Directorate-General
for Translation: Lorence Astwood, Sarah Butcher, Mireille Cayley, Tim Cooper (
chair) ...

Author: European Commission

Publisher: Nicolae Sfetcu

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 90

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This Style Guide is intended primarily for English-language authors and translators, both in-house and freelance, working for the European Commission. But now that so many texts in and around the EU institutions are drafted in English by native and non-native speakers alike, its rules, reminders and handy references aim to serve a wider readership as well. The Guide is divided into two clearly distinct parts, the first dealing with linguistic conventions applicable in all contexts and the second with the workings of the European Union — and with how those workings are expressed and reflected in English. This should not be taken to imply that ‘EU English’ is different from ‘real English’; it is simply a reflection of the fact that the European Union as a unique body has had to invent a terminology to describe itself. However, the overriding aim in both parts of the Guide is to facilitate and encourage the writing of clear and reader-friendly English.

Write in Style

The many illustrations, examples and exercises throughout help the reader put into practice the techniques and skillds the book explores.

Author: Richard Palmer

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780419146407

Category: English language

Page: 364

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Write in Style is aimed at all for whom clarity and accuracy of expression are important skills. All the main styles and grammaticalrules are covered, their sense axplained and vivid examples given of how not to write. Plenty of sound and meticulous advice is offered in a friendly and enthusiastic toneand a large part of the book covers specific types of writing, from essays and articles to minutes and reportage. The many illustrations, examples and exercises throughout help the reader put into practice the techniques and skillds the book explores.

The Elements of International English Style

Annotation This handbook - for anyone who needs to write English correspondence for an international business audience - integrates the theory and controversies of intercultural communication with the practical skills of writing and editing ...

Author: Edmond H. Weiss

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 0765615711

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 162

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Annotation This handbook - for anyone who needs to write English correspondence for an international business audience - integrates the theory and controversies of intercultural communication with the practical skills of writing and editing English for those who read it as a second language.

The Elements of Style

It is one of the most influential and best-known prescriptive treatments of English grammar and usage in the United States. This book aims to give in brief space the principal requirements of plain English style.

Author: William Strunk

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 172707422X

Category:

Page: 56

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The Elements of Style ("Strunk & White") is an American English writing style guide. It is one of the most influential and best-known prescriptive treatments of English grammar and usage in the United States. This book aims to give in brief space the principal requirements of plain English style. It aims to lighten the task of instructor and student by concentrating attention on a few essentials, the rules of usage and principles of composition most commonly violated. In accordance with this plan it lays down three rules for the use of the comma, instead of a score or more, and one for the use of the semicolon, in the belief that these four rules provide for all the internal punctuation that is required by nineteen sentences out of twenty. Similarly, it gives in Chapter III only those principles of the paragraph and the sentence which are of the widest application. The book thus covers only a small portion of the field of English style. The experience of its writer has been that once past the essentials, students profit most by individual instruction based on the problems of their own work, and that each instructor has his own body of theory, which he may prefer to that offered by any textbook.

Fiction Writing Style Guide

This book is a combination and expansion of my previous guides to help new authors.

Author: Ernest Bywater

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9780359148738

Category: Self-Help

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This book is a combination and expansion of my previous guides to help new authors. It has a primary focus on the writing of fiction stories. It starts with what you need to consider before you start to write. It doesn't cover all the aspects of grammar, only those where you need to vary from the English grammar used in business or formal English. The guide covers the areas where I've had the most problems in then past, and seen other authors have issues with the existing style guides for business and academic works. This book of 42,500 words replaces my previous three guides - Writer Guide, Fiction Style Guide, and Make a Good E-pub. It also includes some instruction on how to make a good HTML file from your story. Includes a new expanded CSS style sheet and creating an e-pub from html page.

Translation Style Guide for European Union Member States

This guide is a companion to the English Translation Style Guide for European Union. For each EU Member State, plus two candidate countries, the guide provides English terms and translations.

Author:

Publisher: Nicolae Sfetcu

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 84

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This guide is a companion to the English Translation Style Guide for European Union. For each EU Member State, plus two candidate countries, the guide provides English terms and translations. Most of the individual country sections contain a general introduction and parts on geography, judicial bodies and legal instruments. The guide shows terms in the original language on the left and suggested English translations on the right. General guidance on the translation of geographical names, illustrated by specific examples, can also be found in the English Translation Style Guide for European Union. The translations are based on NUTS — the EU’s Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics. However, the NUTS regions, when referred to as such, are not translated.

The Canadian Style

The revised edition ofThe Canadian Stylecontinues to set the standard for English language usage in Canada. This reasonably priced handbook is cross-referenced, and indexed chapters make it easy to find the information you need.

Author:

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1550022768

Category: Reference

Page: 311

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The revised edition ofThe Canadian Stylecontinues to set the standard for English language usage in Canada. This reasonably priced handbook is cross-referenced, and indexed chapters make it easy to find the information you need. It provides concise, up-to-date answers to a host of questions on abbreviations, hyphenation, word division, spelling, the use of capital letters, italics, punctuation, quotations, prepositional usage, and frequently misused or confused words. It deals with metric units, dates and other numerical expressions, and also covers letter, memo and report formats, notes, indexes and bibliographies, and geographical names. New chapters give techniques for writing clearly and concisely, editing documents, and avoiding stereotyping in communications. There is even an appendix on how to present French words in an English text. The Canadian Styleis an indispensable language guide for editors, copywriters, students, teachers, lawyers, journalists, secretaries and business people - in fact, anyone writing in the English language in Canada today.

Style Manual

The English-language Style Manual, first published by UNESCO in 1981, has been immensely popular both within and outside the Organization; more than two decades later requests are still being received for the 'little yellow book'.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1159401340

Category:

Page: 80

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The English-language Style Manual, first published by UNESCO in 1981, has been immensely popular both within and outside the Organization; more than two decades later requests are still being received for the 'little yellow book'. The manual has now been updated and revised to take into account computerization, online publishing and other changes that have taken place in UNESCO and in general usage. As with the first edition, the main purpose of this manual is to ensure that the style used in UNESCO English-language publications is clear, correct and consistent by laying down principles for capitalization, hyphenation, presentation of bibliographical references and many other points of style. The manual makes no claim to being a comprehensive guide, which would necessitate a much longer text. It is rather a concise and user-friendly guide to the problems and pitfalls commonly encountered when preparing UNESCO documents and publications. As such, it should facilitate the work of authors, translators, editors and typesetters, and help to eliminate unnecessary corrections during the preparation process, thereby saving time and money. As in other United Nations agencies, this manual is based on established international precedents; where these do not exist, British precedents that are acceptable internationally have been followed. Where changes occur frequently, as in the list of UNESCO Member States, a link to the appropriate website is given. [Introduction, ed]

The Elements of Style

The Elements of Style by William Strunk and E. B. White - The Classic Writing Style Guide - This book aims to give in brief space the principal requirements of plain English style.

Author: E. B. White

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1537669648

Category:

Page: 64

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The Elements of Style by William Strunk and E. B. White - The Classic Writing Style Guide - This book aims to give in brief space the principal requirements of plain English style. It aims to lighten the task of instructor and student by concentrating attention (in Chapters II and III) on a few essentials, the rules of usage and principles of composition most commonly violated. In accordance with this plan it lays down three rules for the use of the comma, instead of a score or more, and one for the use of the semicolon, in the belief that these four rules provide for all the internal punctuation that is required by nineteen sentences out of twenty. Similarly, it gives in Chapter III only those principles of the paragraph and the sentence which are of the widest application. The book thus covers only a small portion of the field of English style. The experience of its writer has been that once past the essentials, students profit most by individual instruction based on the problems of their own work, and that each instructor has his own body of theory, which he may prefer to that offered by any textbook. The Elements of Style is a prescriptive American English writing style guide in numerous editions. The original was composed by William Strunk Jr., in 1918, and published by Harcourt, in 1920, comprising eight "elementary rules of usage," ten "elementary principles of composition," "a few matters of form," a list of 49 "words and expressions commonly misused," and a list of 57 "words often misspelled." E. B. White greatly enlarged and revised the book for publication by Macmillan in 1959. That was the first edition of the so-called "Strunk & White," which Time named in 2011 one of the 100 best and most influential books written in English since 1923.

New Hart s Rules

'New Hart's Rules' is a brand-new text that brings the principles of the old text (first printed in 1893) into the 21st century, providing answers to questions of editorial style for a new generation of professionals.

Author: Anne Waddingham

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199570027

Category: Reference

Page: 464

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'New Hart's Rules' is a brand-new text that brings the principles of the old text 'Hart's rules for compositors and readers at the University Press' (first printed in 1893) into the 21st century, providing answers to questions of editorial style for a new generation of professionals.

The Economist Style Guide

Containing concise, witty guidelines on everything from what "pristine" really means to the elegant use of metaphors, this guide will benefit business writers with true style and anyone who wants to write well. Line drawings.

Author: Penny Butler

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: IND:30000025869268

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 141

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A style guide that's both useful and fun to read, from the highly respected stylists at The Economist. Containing concise, witty guidelines on everything from what "pristine" really means to the elegant use of metaphors, this guide will benefit business writers with true style and anyone who wants to write well. Line drawings.

Black s Picturesque Guide to the English Lakes

... is a venerable mansion in the old English style , buried among lofty trees . The
park , through which the river Kent winds betwixt bold and beautifully wooded
banks , is separated by the turnpike road from the house . It is of considerable
size ...

Author: Adam and Charles Black (Firm)

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X004828012

Category: Lake District (England)

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