Write Right!: A Desktop Digest of Punctuation, Grammar, and Style, 4th Edition

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In this age of electronic correspondence and self-produced documents, we need a useful and reliable writing guide more than ever. WRITE RIGHT! covers the essentials of good writing in a concise and easy-to-follow format. The new edition of this classic handbook takes you through the entire writing process, from understanding the parts of speech to constructing a correct sentence to fine-tuning the mechanics. And with clever drawings and amusing quotations to illustrate its points, WRITE RIGHT! shows that language...
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Overview

In this age of electronic correspondence and self-produced documents, we need a useful and reliable writing guide more than ever. WRITE RIGHT! covers the essentials of good writing in a concise and easy-to-follow format. The new edition of this classic handbook takes you through the entire writing process, from understanding the parts of speech to constructing a correct sentence to fine-tuning the mechanics. And with clever drawings and amusing quotations to illustrate its points, WRITE RIGHT! shows that language can be fun as well as an effective communication tool. Whether it'¬?s used to find a quick answer to a nagging question or to develop stronger writing skills, this handy reference is the ideal resource for writers of all levels.‚Ä¢ Previous editions have sold over 500,000 copies.‚Ä¢ Includes a resource section with a list of helpful websites and a glossary to quickly define difficult terms.

Updated information and revision will make this book even more useful as a handy guide to grammar, punctuation, and spelling.

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An invaluable tool for executives, secretaries, students . . . it illustrates the right and wrong ways by easy-to-grasp examples.-Los Angeles Times
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580083287
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2001
  • Edition description: 4TH
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 494,567
  • Product dimensions: 5.36 (w) x 6.97 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author

JAN VENOLIA has been helping people improve their writing for more than 30 years. A veteran writer and editor, Jan lends her expertise to workshops and conferences. She lives in Gualala, California.
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  • Posted March 30, 2009

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    A Reference Everyone Should Own

    A gifted few might know and remember the innumerable rules, and exceptions to the rules, of grammatical English, but the the rest of us require at least one good reference book. Jan Venolia has given us that with Write Right!, a 209-page guide that everyone who cares about good writing should own. It is concise and contains both a glossary and an excellent index, so readers are spared the dreary task of searching endless pages to locate exactly what they are looking for. As a freelance copyeditor, I begin every new project with four references at my side: the Chicago Manual of Style, Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictonary, Roget's II: The New Thesaurus, and Write Right! by Jan Venolia. However, this reference isn't just for writers and others in the publishing world. Its format is easy to use and contains an abundance of examples, making it perfect for busy professionals, students, and everyone in between. If you appreciate the role that good writing plays in almost any career field, do yourself a favor and buy this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2005

    Great Reference Book!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Just great to have on your desk when writing any memo or letter.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2002

    Essential Reference Book for Teachers, Students, and Lovers of Writing

    This is one of the BEST handbooks to use as a quick and easy reference for applying correct grammar, punctuation, and style "rules" when writing. An invaluable reference for anyone passionate about writing.

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