Edit Yourself: A Manual for Everyone Who Words with Words

Edit Yourself: A Manual for Everyone Who Words with Words

by Bruce Ross-Larson
     
 

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"A strong new entry for the reference shelf of anyone who writes to be understood—or would like to."—Pittsburgh Press

In the first part of this useful book, the author shows how to solve common problems of writing. The reader will learn how to recognize common problems of writing. The reader will learn how to recognize words and phrases

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"A strong new entry for the reference shelf of anyone who writes to be understood—or would like to."—Pittsburgh Press

In the first part of this useful book, the author shows how to solve common problems of writing. The reader will learn how to recognize common problems of writing. The reader will learn how to recognize words and phrases that should be cut; how to shorten cumbersome sentences; how to arrange the elements of pairs, series, and compound subjects and predicates; how to recognize and rectify mismanaged participles; and how to be on the lookout for the better word.

The second part of the book consists of more than 1500 recommendations for cuts, changes, and comparisons that editors make to produce writing that is concise and effective.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393341164
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
01/17/1996
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
405,676
File size:
552 KB

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Meet the Author

Bruce Ross-Larson lives in Washington, D.C.

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