The Writer s Guide to Good Style

A 21st Century guide to improving your punctuation, pace, grammar and style
Katherine Lapworth. Katherine Lapworth The Writer's Guide to Good Style A 21st
Century guide to improving your punctuation, pace, grammar and style The
Writer's ...

Author: Katherine Lapworth

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473688506

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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LEARN HOW TO LIFT YOUR CREATIVE WRITING BY EMPLOYING A GOOD WRITING STYLE. Do you want to write more effectively, correctly and in a manner which is appropriate for this brave new world of text speak and blogging? Whether you are a professional writer, or writing for your profession, a journalist, non-fiction writer, or simply a would-be blogger, you will find essential guidance and the latest style rules in this book. It contains firstly a detailed breakdown of both the rules of grammar, punctuation and spelling and, secondly, a guide to making your work readable, structured and well-paced. Unlike any other style guide, it also sets out the new and evolving rules for 21st century writing such as blogging, chatrooms, and even PowerPoint presentations. ABOUT THE SERIES The Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.

Writer s Guide to Good Style

Whether you are a professional writer, or writing for your profession, a journalist, non-fiction writer, or simply a would-be blogger, you will find essential guidance and the latest style rules in this book.

Author: Katherine Lapworth

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 1444139665

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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" ?Do you want to write more effectively, correctly and in a manner which is appropriate for this brave new world of text speak and blogging? Whether you are a professional writer, or writing for your profession, a journalist, non-fiction writer, or simply a would-be blogger, you will find essential guidance and the latest style rules in this book. It contains firstly a detailed breakdown of both the rules of grammar, punctuation and spelling and, secondly, a guide to making your work readable, structured and well-paced. Unlike any other style guide, it also sets out the new and evolving rules for 21st century writing such as blogging, chatrooms, and even PowerPoint presentations.? "

The Well Crafted Sentence

Giving students the opportunity to see successful rhetorical choices at work in writing they admire, the text includes a brief anthology of readings by ten accomplished stylists, five of them new to this edition.

Author: Nora Bacon

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 1457606739

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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Grounded in the art of writing, The Well-Crafted Sentence zeroes in on the building block of great prose: the sentence. With a friendly, approachable, and elegant tone, Nora Bacon shows the benefits of attention to style and offers a range of revision strategies that give students the tools to strengthen and develop their writing. Giving students the opportunity to see successful rhetorical choices at work in writing they admire, the text includes a brief anthology of readings by ten accomplished stylists, five of them new to this edition. Examples throughout the text are drawn from these model pieces, as are integrated exercises that help students apply concepts to their own writing. Additionally, a new first chapter, Approaches to Style, introduces students to the concept of style. Affordable and brief, The Well-Crafted Sentence works as a core classroom text or as a supplement.

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.

The Rules of Good Style Teach Yourself Ebook A Practical Guide for 21st Century Writers

LISTS Lists are extremely readerfriendly. They divide information into easily read
and understood clauses. They break up the text on the page so that there is more
white space. You can find lists in all kinds of writing: from Teach Yourself books ...

Author: Katherine Lapworth

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444139686

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Do you want to write more effectively, correctly and in a manner which is appropriate for this brave new world of text speak and blogging? Whether you are a professional writer, or writing for your profession, a journalist, non-fiction writer, or simply a would-be blogger, you will find essential guidance and the latest style rules in this book. It contains firstly a detailed breakdown of both the rules of grammar, punctuation and spelling and, secondly, a guide to making your work readable, structured and well-paced. Unlike any other style guide, it also sets out the new and evolving rules for 21st century writing such as blogging, chatrooms, and even PowerPoint presentations.

The Sense of Style

“Charming and erudite," from the author of Enlightenment Now, "The wit and insight and clarity he brings . . . is what makes this book such a gem.” —Time.com Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we make it better?

Author: Steven Pinker

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698170308

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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“Charming and erudite," from the author of Enlightenment Now, "The wit and insight and clarity he brings . . . is what makes this book such a gem.” —Time.com Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we make it better? Is the English language being corrupted by texting and social media? Do the kids today even care about good writing—and why should we care? From the author of The Better Angels of Our Nature and Enlightenment Now. In this entertaining and eminently practical book, the cognitive scientist, dictionary consultant, and New York Times–bestselling author Steven Pinker rethinks the usage guide for the twenty-first century. Using examples of great and gruesome modern prose while avoiding the scolding tone and Spartan tastes of the classic manuals, he shows how the art of writing can be a form of pleasurable mastery and a fascinating intellectual topic in its own right. The Sense of Style is for writers of all kinds, and for readers who are interested in letters and literature and are curious about the ways in which the sciences of mind can illuminate how language works at its best.

Writing with Purpose and Passion

Written with a love for writing that transcends to its readers, this book helps users develop their writing skills and learn how to read even the most basic of forms by combining an overview of the five most commonly used modes of rhetoric ...

Author: Jeff Stalcup

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 0134376099

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

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Written with a love for writing that transcends to its readers, this book helps users develop their writing skills and learn how to read even the most basic of forms by combining an overview of the five most commonly used modes of rhetoric with a similar overview of the most common elements of grammar, punctuation, style and usage. It includes many samples of student writing to demonstrate the rhetorical modes and principles of style and usage.Arranges chapters in a graded progression of easier to more difficult concepts, and stresses the inter-relatedness of all aspects of writing. Offers a thorough treatment of prewriting and editing and shows how writing is an ongoing and continuous process. Includes student essays to illustrate rhetorical mode writing styles of description, narration, comparison, persuasion, and causal analysis. Compliments lessons with extensive and varied readings, as well as related rhetorical and grammatical material, activities, exercises and integrated vocabulary words.For writers, aspiring writers, and teachers of English development.

The Little Style Guide to Great Christian Writing and Publishing

electronically is absolutely required for writing in the twentyfirst century.
Whatcanacomputer do foryou?Itcan functionas an electronicfile cabinet, butit can
do much more. Its cutandpaste and editing features can allow you to produce
material ...

Author: Carolyn Stanford Goss

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781433670237

Category: Religion

Page: 210

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The Little Style Guide to Great Christian Writing and Publishing provides a fresh understanding and distinctively Christian examination of style and language. It covers all the basic rules of grammar, style, and editing and will be of immediate interest to Christian writers and editors. The Little Style Guide will be cross-referenced with the Chicago Manual of Style, Fifteenth Edition and will be a welcome companion to the CMS in handling concerns that are unique to Christian writing and editing.The burgeoning field of electronic publishing has greatly increased the number of Christian writers. In the U.S. alone, there are over 500 Christian writers conferences and guilds each year. The Little Style Guide will serve the needs of the largest publishing houses and their authors and editors along with the smallest churches who weekly publish a newsletter and communicate through a Web site.

When Words Collide

As a main text, the book is praised for its straightforward, clear treatment of grammar, offered in a lighthearted, almost conversational tone.

Author: Lauren Kessler

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 0534561330

Category: English language

Page: 230

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WHEN WORDS COLLIDE is the most versatile grammar and usage handbook for beginning and continuing media writers. As a main text, the book is praised for its straightforward, clear treatment of grammar, offered in a lighthearted, almost conversational tone. As a handbook, the text serves as a reference tool for students throughout their writing careers. It provides concise and clear explanations and examples, and is a great source for a quick and accurate answer to a grammar or usage question.

Penguin Writers Guides How to Punctuate

Punctuation is not some optional extra in a piece of writing, to be added in if one
chooses, but is an integral part of what is written. Jonathan Swift, the author of
Gulliver's Travels, once defined good style in writing as 'proper words in proper ...

Author: George Davidson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141941349

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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The Penguin Writers' Guides series provides authoritative, succinct and easy-to-follow guidance on specific aspects of written English. Whether you need to brush up your skills or get to grips with something for the first time, these invaluable Guides will help you find the best way to get your message across clearly and effectively. This practical one-stop guide explains all the punctuation marks you are ever likely to encounter - and gives advice for writing on computer, such as the use of italics and boldface type. From apostrophes to accents, it shows you which marks to use and where to put them in a sentence, with helpful examples of correct and incorrect use. Ideal for both quick reference and in-depth browsing, the guide provides all the tips and techniques you will need for accurate punctuation.

The AMA Handbook of Business Writing

Presents a guide to business writing, highlighting the importance of proper language and grammar, thorough research, and appropriate page formatting.

Author: Kevin Wilson

Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn

ISBN: 9780814415894

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 637

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With examples and cross-references throughout, the monumental, easy-access AMA Handbook of Business Writing is an indispensable desktop reference for every business professional. --Book Jacket.

Write Better Right Now

With straightforward guidance, this step-by-step manual gives you the solid techniques you need to get the task done and is the springboard to get you ahead in any job, passion project, or situation that requires writing skills. --

Author: Mary-Kate Mackey

Publisher:

ISBN: 1632650630

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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In almost any career, you must know how to write'even if it's not part of your job description. But if you are a reluctant writer, producing even the simplest memo may be a struggle. Write Better Right Now is the springboard to get you ahead in any job, passion project, or situation that requires writing skills. No matter what you are called upon to do'blog posts, speeches, web content, press releases, or more'this step-by-step manual gives you the solid techniques you need to get the task done. Write Better Right Now works because it is: Short?It takes a concise approach, from first thoughts to final edits, and its ?mix-and-match? structure means you only have to read the sections you need. Practical?It is loaded with summations, short cuts, tips, cheat sheets, and hands-on exercises. Solution-driven?Knowing where you've gone wrong is half the battle. Write Better Right Now offers you the tools to identify your own problem patterns and choose the quickest and most appropriate fixes. You can improve your writing today. With straightforward guidance, Write Better Right Now is the quick read for productive people who need to create clear and crisp communication'right now.

New York Public Library Writer s Guide to Style and Usage

The only up-to-date guide that addresses everyone who writes, from books and magazine features to newsletters, business reports, technical papers and brochures -- with information on how to use computers in every stage of publication.

Author: Andrea Sutcliffe

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 0062700642

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 848

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The only up-to-date guide that addresses everyone who writes, from books and magazine features to newsletters, business reports, technical papers and brochures -- with information on how to use computers in every stage of publication.

The how to Say it

Providing quick and succinct solutions to the most common writing problems, this perfect companion to the "How to Say It" series gives readers all the information they need to write powerful and persuasive prose.

Author: Rosalie Maggio

Publisher: Putnam Juvenile

ISBN: 073520313X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 111

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Provides succinct solutions to the most common writing problems, and gives you all the information you need to write powerful and persuasive prose. Illustrated with quotes from literature, this volume is fun to browse and an indispensable reference that will make your business and personal writing the best it can be.

The Yahoo Style Guide

The rapid growth of the Web has meant having to rely on style guides intended for print publishing, but these guides do not address the new challenges of communicating online. Enter The Yahoo! Style Guide.

Author: Chris Barr

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1429922168

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 528

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WWW may be an acronym for the World Wide Web, but no one could fault you for thinking it stands for wild, wild West. The rapid growth of the Web has meant having to rely on style guides intended for print publishing, but these guides do not address the new challenges of communicating online. Enter The Yahoo! Style Guide. From Yahoo!, a leader in online content and one of the most visited Internet destinations in the world, comes the definitive reference on the essential elements of Web style for writers, editors, bloggers, and students. With topics that range from the basics of grammar and punctuation to Web-specific ways to improve your writing, this comprehensive resource will help you: - Shape your text for online reading - Construct clear and compelling copy - Write eye-catching and effective headings - Develop your site's unique voice - Streamline text for mobile users - Optimize webpages to boost your chances of appearing in search results - Create better blogs and newsletters - Learn easy fixes for your writing mistakes - Write clear user-interface text This essential sourcebook—based on internal editorial practices that have helped Yahoo! writers and editors for the last fifteen years—is now at your fingertips.

Good Style

The discussion of first-person style in the previous chapter relates mainly to the
writing of reports or papers; it is not so relevant to the writing of guides or
manuals. A report or paper is essentially a personal statement made by one or
more ...

Author: John Kirkman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134283958

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Good Style explains the tactics that can be used to write technical material in a coherent, readable style. It discusses in detail the choices of vocabulary, phrasing and sentence structure and each piece of advice is based on evidence of the styles prefered by technical readers and supported by many examples of writing from a variety of technical contexts. John Kirkman draws from his many years of experience lecturing on communication studies in Europe, the USA, the Middle East and Hong Kong, both in academic programmes and in courses for large companies, research centres and government departments. Good Style has become a standard reference book on the shelf of students of science, technology and computing and is an essential aid to all professionals whose work involves writing of reports, papers, guides, manuals or on-screen texts. This new edition also includes information on writing for the web and additional examples of how to express medical and life-science information.

Professional Writing

Petelin, R., & Durham, M. (1992) The professional writing guide: Writing well and
knowing why. London: Longman. Pinker, S. (2012) The sense of style: The
thinking person's guide to writing in the 21st Century. New York: Penguin.
Rosenblatt ...

Author: Sky Marsen

Publisher: Red Globe Press

ISBN: 9781352008043

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The Professional Writing Guide

The Professional Writing Guide is for people who wish to improve the quality of their documents and the efficiency of their writing.

Author: Roslyn Petelin

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 0582871816

Category: Reference

Page: 230

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The Professional Writing Guide is for people who wish to improve the quality of their documents and the efficiency of their writing. Busy executives and other writers in organisations, who may spend between 30 and 80 per cent of their working time writing, will find it invaluable because it clearly outlines the principles that underlie effective documents. This book will enable executives to write confidently, competently, and persuasively. High quality output is crucial to a company's image and to a professional's own career advancement. Errors in a document can prove expensive. The Professional Writing Guide is an indispensable and accessible reference tool as well as a comprehensive style manual for writers who wish to avoid those expensive mistakes and make a positive impression. Written by two long-term professional writing educators with extensive experience of consulting to Australian business and industry, this lively and highly practical book features workable, reliable, and powerful strategies that can be used to systematically eliminate the writing problems of organisational writers.