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Watch Your Words: The Rowman & Littlefield Language-Skills Handbook for Journalists
     

Watch Your Words: The Rowman & Littlefield Language-Skills Handbook for Journalists

by Marda Dunsky
 

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A newer edition of this book is available for ordering at the following web address: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781442253421/Watch-Your-Words-A-Writing-and-Editing-Handbook-for-the-Multimedia-Age-Fourth-Edition

Journalists trade in words. Using language accurately, clearly and consistently is part of their job—and this skill is equally important for

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A newer edition of this book is available for ordering at the following web address: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781442253421/Watch-Your-Words-A-Writing-and-Editing-Handbook-for-the-Multimedia-Age-Fourth-Edition

Journalists trade in words. Using language accurately, clearly and consistently is part of their job—and this skill is equally important for writers and editors. The second edition of Watch Your Words—now updated according to changes in AP style—is a handbook for quick and accessible classroom and newsroom use. Consistent with The Associated Press Stylebook, it establishes a baseline for language-skills knowledge in the areas of punctuation, grammar and usage, as well as AP style. This handy book also contains self-tests, answer keys and sections on spelling and copy-editing symbols. The second edition includes a new section of supplementary self-tests for additional practice. Mastery of the material in Watch Your Words can equip the student or professional with the basic tools for producing clean copy.

Editorial Reviews

Marijane Wernsman
Watch Your Words offers complete, concise, and cogent explanations and examples of grammar and punctuation as well as Associated Press style rules; both instructors and students will value it as a resource. It should be recommended, if not required, reading for students in English, speech, mass communications, and other communications classes.
Rosanne V. Pagano
A concise, focused, and useful text that potentially replaces a shelf full of grammar books not aimed at journalists.
Michael A. Deas
I’ve used this handbook for the past several years because it simply gets the job done in preparing students for the changing media industry. Watch Your Words explains the finer points of grammarin a clear and concise manner, equipping journalists with the essential tools to produce carefully written and edited content.
Sandy Ellis
Watch Your Words is a practical review of grammar, punctuation and language usage for both students and working journalists. It's a handy resource no matter what you're writing. I look forward to recommending this essential guide to my students.
Miles Maguire
This book is a versatile, valuable teaching tool that concentrates a large number of language lessons in a small number of pages. The self-tests are especially useful as they allow students to work at their own pace to improve their skills.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742553910
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/29/2006
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
98
Product dimensions:
7.11(w) x 10.08(h) x 0.27(d)

Meet the Author

Marda Dunsky has taught editing at the Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, for a decade.

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