Media Writer's Handbook: A Guide to Common Writing and Editing Problems / Edition 5

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Appropriate for media writing courses as either a primary or supplemental text, Media Writer's Handbook is a primer for anyone who really wants to understand the grammatical and stylistic elements of good writing. Long after being a teaching tool in the classroom, it functions as a resource book that students and professionals can place on their desks alongside their dictionaries and stylebooks.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073378855
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 6/13/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 1,309,495
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. 25 Ways to Better Writing Immediately

Chapter 2. Are These Distinctions Worth Making?

Chapter 3. Language Lapses

Chapter 4. It's Nobody's Guess

Chapter 5. The Trouble with "Only"

Chapter 6. One Potato, Two Potatoes: Forming plurals and possessives from words ending in ch, sh, x, s, sis, ss, zz, y, and o

Chapter 7. Excising the Excessive


Chapter 8. Nouns

Chapter 9. Pronouns

Chapter 10. Noun-Pronoun Agreement

Chapter 11. Verbs and Verbals

Chapter 12. Subject-Verb Agreement

Chapter 13. Adjectives

Chapter 14. Adverbs

Chapter 15. Comparison of Adjectives and Adverbs

Chapter 16. Prepositions

Chapter 17. Conjunctions

Chapter 18. Interjections

Chapter 19. Sentences and Syntax


Chapter 20. Periods

Chapter 21. Question Marks

Chapter 22. Exclamation Marks

Chapter 23. Commas

Chapter 24. Semicolons

Chapter 25. Colons and Dashes

Chapter 26. Parentheses and Brackets

Chapter 27. Slashes and Hyphens

Chapter 28. Apostrophes

Chapter 29. Quotation Marks

Chapter 30. Sensitivity in Language


Reference 1. Words Frequently Confused

Reference 2. Words Frequently Misspelled

Reference 3. Irregular Verbs

Reference 4. Wordiness and Trite Expressions

Reference 5. When to Use a Hyphen, One Word, or Two Words

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