Essential English for Journalists, Editors and Writers

Essential English for Journalists, Editors and Writers

by Harold Evans
     
 

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This brisk and pungent guide to the use of words as tools of communication is written primarily for journalists, yet its lessons are of immense value to all who face the problem of giving information, whether to the general public or within business, professional or social organizations. What makes a good English sentence? How should you rewrite a bad one? What

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This brisk and pungent guide to the use of words as tools of communication is written primarily for journalists, yet its lessons are of immense value to all who face the problem of giving information, whether to the general public or within business, professional or social organizations. What makes a good English sentence? How should you rewrite a bad one? What clichés and other word-traps are to be avoided? How do you shorten unnecessarily verbose source-material? Using a wealth of examples drawn from British and American newspapers, Essential English is an indispensable guide for all who have to convey information by the written or printed word.

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"Demonstrates how to clear whole jungles of vagueness and verbal clutter." - TLS

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ISBN-13:
9780712664479
Publisher:
Random House UK
Publication date:
07/28/2000
Edition description:
Fully Revised
Pages:
296
Sales rank:
933,291
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

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