Working with Words: A Concise Handbook for Media Writers and Editors

Working with Words: A Concise Handbook for Media Writers and Editors

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ISBN-13: 9780312137588
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 11/28/1996
Edition description: Older Edition
Product dimensions: 8.57(w) x 11.01(h) x 0.34(d)

Table of Contents

Basic Skills Pretest
1(6)
Copy-Editing Symbols
7(2)
Introduction and Terminology Overview
9(2)
Identifying Parts of Speech
11(2)
Identifying Verbals
13(2)
Identifying Parts of a Sentence
15(2)
Substantives
17(2)
Common Nouns vs. Proper Nouns
19(2)
Compound Nouns
21(2)
Possessives vs. Plurals, Contractions and False Possessives
23(2)
Number
25(2)
Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
27(2)
Case, Including Reflexives
29(2)
Relative Pronouns
31(2)
Verbs
33(2)
Subject-Predicate Agreement, No. 1
35(2)
Subject-Predicate Agreement, No. 2
37(2)
Verb Tense, No. 1
39(2)
Verb Tense, No. 2
41(2)
Passive Voice
43(2)
Verb Mood
45(2)
Verb Tone
47(2)
Nouns Used as Verbs or Infinitives
49(2)
Modifiers
51(2)
Articles
53(2)
Degrees of Comparison
55(2)
Adjective or Adverb?
57(2)
Modifier Placement
59(2)
Coordinate and Compound Modifiers
61(2)
Restrictive vs. Nonrestrictive Modifiers
63(2)
Connectives
65(2)
Picking the Right Connective
67(2)
Phrases, Clauses and Sentences
69(4)
Sentence Problems
73(2)
Assorted Punctuation Problems
75(2)
Punctuating Quotations and Paraphrases
77(2)
Objectivity
79(2)
Tightening, No. 1
81(2)
Tightening, No. 2
83(2)
Muddled Language, No. 1: Distinctions Made by Wire Services
85(2)
Muddled Language, No. 2: Substantives and Verbs
87(2)
Muddled Language, No. 3: Modifiers and Connectives
89(2)
Muddled Language, No. 4: Assorted
91(2)
Sexism, Racism and Other "-isms"
93(2)
Writing News for Broadcast, Writing News for Print
95(4)
Spelling
99(2)
Wire-Service Style, No. 1
101(2)
Wire-Service Style, No. 2
103(2)
Broadcast Style
105(2)
Review
107

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