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Editing made easy : simple rules for effective writing  Cover Image Book Book

Editing made easy : simple rules for effective writing / Bruce Kaplan.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780942679366
  • ISBN: 0942679369
  • Physical Description: 112 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Hinesburg, Vt. : Upper Access Book Publishers, 2012.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"A friendly, practical guide for writers, students, business executives, bloggers, Web developers and anyone else who wants to write well"--Cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 108-109) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Why learn editing? the benefits for you -- Lean and clean : what editors do -- The golden rules: for professional writing and editing -- Ruthless people : what makes a good editor? -- Be active : avoiding the passive voice -- Split personalities : beware the split infinitive -- Time for action : turning nouns into verbs -- Small and pesky : two words that slow the pace -- Nuisance value : more overused words -- Is that so? how to avoid that -- Every which way : the difference between which and that -- Short is beautiful : avoid long sentences -- Briefly speaking : a guide to shorter, simpler words -- Pronouns : how to avoid confusion -- Feeling single, seeing plural : more tricky pronouns -- Collective nouns : which verb form do I use? -- Clich├ęs : avoid them like the plague -- The future that is to come : the tautology trap -- Stating the obvious : first cousin to the tautology -- There, there : a few little words we can do without -- Putting on the style : be consistent -- Punctuation : basic rules -- Contractions : when, and when not, to use them -- To quote or not to quote : direct and indirect speech -- Tricky, tricky : serial or cereal? -- The plurals trap : don't get caught -- Under a spell : a handy guide to difficult words -- Oops : the misplaced phrase -- If only : be careful to say what you mean -- Now, see here : look out for this common error -- Kid stuff : avoid slang -- Former, latter, last : how to keep order -- Get to the point : how to write a news story -- Heads, you win : how to write a headline -- Editing checklist : a last round-up -- Hot tips : things to remember -- And finally : set your standards high -- Resources : things to keep handy.
Summary, etc.:
An earlier version of Editing Made Easy, published in Bruce Kaplan's native Australia, has become a best-selling resource for writers in much or the English-speaking world. Because of the different spellings and conventions of American English, it has been unavailable here -- until now. This book is thoroughly revised, updated, expanded, and Americanized. It maintains the attractions of the original -- friendly, easy-to-understand rules for improved writing. It's a quick read, and an easy reference for anybody who wants to communicate clearly with American English. The book is non-technical in its approach. It doesn't cover grammatical terms such as present perfect progressive or correlative conjunctions. It boils grammar and style into a few simple rules that will serve you well whether you are a journalist, a student, a novelist, a business executive, a blogger, or anybody else who would like to make effective use of written language.
Translated from the author's native Australia, this title is thoroughly revised, updated, expanded, and Americanized. With friendly, easy-to-understand rules for improved writing, and an easy reference for anybody who wants to communicate clearly with American English. Is non-technical in its approach, doe not cover grammatical terms such as present perfect progressive or correlative conjunctions. It boils grammar and style into a few simple rules that will serve you well whether you are a journalist, a student, a novelist, a business executive, a blogger, or anybody else who would like to make effective use of written language.
Subject: Editing.
English language > Rhetoric.
Journalism > Juvenile literature.
Publishers and publishing.

Available copies

  • 2 of 3 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Cass County.

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  • 0 current holds with 3 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cass County Library-Archie 808.027 KAP 2012 (Text) 0002205360692 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Drexel 808.027 KAP 2012 (Text) 0002205360700 Adult Non-Fiction Checked out 07/13/2022


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