Dreyer s English

Dreyer s English


  • Release: 2020-08-04
  • Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 320 page
  • ISBN: 9780812985719
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A witty, informative guide to writing from Random House's longtime copy chief and one of Twitter's leading language gurus--a twenty-first-century Elements of Style. We're all of us writers: We write term papers and office memos, letters to teachers and product reviews, appeals to politicians, journals, and blog entries. Some of us write books. All of us write emails. And we all want to write them better: We want to make our points more clearly, more elegantly; we want our writing to be appreciated, to be more effective; we want--to be quite honest--to make fewer mistakes. Benjamin Dreyer is here to help. As authoritative as it is amusing, Dreyer's English distills everything Random House copy chief Benjamin Dreyer has learned from the scores of books he has copyedited into a useful guide not just for writers but for everyone who wants to put their best foot forward in writing prose. Dreyer offers lessons on the ins and outs of punctuation and grammar, including how to navigate the words he calls the confusables, such as tricky homophones; the myriad ways to use (and misuse) a comma; and how to recognize--though not necessarily do away with--the passive voice. People are sharing their writing more than ever and this book lays out, clearly and comprehensibly, everything writers can do to keep readers focused on the real reason writers write: to communicate their ideas clearly and effectively. Chockful of advice, insider wisdom, and fun facts on the rules (and nonrules) of the English language, this book will prove invaluable to everyone who wants to shore up their writing skills, mandatory for people who spend their time editing and shaping other people's prose, and--perhaps best of all--an utter treat for anyone who simply revels in language.

Dreyer s English  Adapted for Young Readers

Dreyer s English Adapted for Young Readers


  • Release: 2021-02-09
  • Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 304 page
  • ISBN: 9780593176801
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"An informative and witty guide to writing and grammar, written especially for a younger audience"--

Elements of Indigenous Style

Elements of Indigenous Style


  • Release: 2018-03-01
  • Publisher: Brush Education
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 168 page
  • ISBN: 9781550597165
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Elements of Indigenous Style offers Indigenous writers and editors—and everyone creating works about Indigenous Peoples—the first published guide to common questions and issues of style and process. Everyone working in words or other media needs to read this important new reference, and to keep it nearby while they’re working. This guide features: - Twenty-two succinct style principles. - Advice on culturally appropriate publishing practices, including how to collaborate with Indigenous Peoples, when and how to seek the advice of Elders, and how to respect Indigenous Oral Traditions and Traditional Knowledge. - Terminology to use and to avoid. - Advice on specific editing issues, such as biased language, capitalization, and quoting from historical sources and archives. - Case studies of projects that illustrate best practices.

Between You   Me  Confessions of a Comma Queen

Between You Me Confessions of a Comma Queen


  • Release: 2015-04-06
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 240 page
  • ISBN: 9780393246605
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"Hilarious…This book charmed my socks off." —Patricia O’Conner, New York Times Book Review Mary Norris has spent more than three decades working in The New Yorker’s renowned copy department, helping to maintain its celebrated high standards. In Between You & Me, she brings her vast experience with grammar and usage, her good cheer and irreverence, and her finely sharpened pencils to help the rest of us in a boisterous language book as full of life as it is of practical advice. Named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, Amazon, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, and Library Journal.

The Only Grammar Book You ll Ever Need

The Only Grammar Book You ll Ever Need


  • Release: 2003-05-01
  • Publisher: Adams Media
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 192 page
  • ISBN: 9781580628556
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The Only Grammar Book You'll Ever Need is the ideal resource for everyone who wants to produce writing that is clear, concise, and grammatically excellent. Whether you're creating perfect professional documents, spectacular school papers, or effective personal letters, you'll find this handbook indispensable. From word choice to punctuation to organization, English teacher Susan Thurman guides you through getting your thoughts on paper with polish. Using dozens of examples, The Only Grammar Book You'll Ever Need provides guidelines for: Understanding the parts of speech and elements of a sentence Avoiding the most common grammar and punctuation mistakes Using correct punctuating in every sentence Writing clearly and directly Approaching writing projects, whether big or small Easy to follow and authoritative, The Only Grammar Book You'll Ever Need provides all the necessary tools to make you successful with every type of written expression.

The Copyeditor s Handbook

The Copyeditor s Handbook


  • Release: 2011-08-15
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 559 page
  • ISBN: 9780520271562
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Praise for the first and second editions: "The Copyeditor's Handbook brims with valuable information, good advice, and helpful suggestions for novice copyeditors and experienced practitioners. It is comforting to know that current and future copyeditors will be able to turn to this handbook. I'm placing this work, which fills a huge gap in the literature, right beside my dictionary, and will highly recommend it to all my colleagues and students." —Alice Levine, Lecturer, The Denver Publishing Institute, and freelance editor "A definite 'must have' for the beginning to intermediate editor or author, and even the experienced editor. An indispensable reference tool." —Kim Hawley, President, The Chicago Book Clinic "This is the book that every teacher of editing has been waiting for: thorough, clear, authoritative, up-to-date, and sane." —Beth Luey, Director, Scholarly Publishing Program, Arizona State University "This book warms the cockles of the copyediting heart. It is thorough, useful, helpful, and smart. And it fills a huge vacuum." —Constance Hale, author of Sin and Syntax and Wired Style "An excellent resource. The Copyeditor's Handbook should sit on every business editor's shelf, next to the in-house style guide." —Erika Henik, Research Publications Manager, Banc of America Securities LLC "The first three chapters alone are worth the cover price. It's a book that acknowledges an assortment of vexing copyediting questions and offers multiple answers to most of them."—Gary Hernandez, Technical Communication "An excellent textbook to teach the essentials of copyediting. An excellent reference work for workplace writing."—Mark Armstrong, Business Communication Quarterly "Straightforward, sound advice for beginning or intermediate copyeditors working with pencil or online."—Priscilla S. Taylor, The Editorial Eye "Lays out the copyeditor's obligations with humor, style, and perspective."—Walter Pagel, Science Editor

Eats  Shoots   Leaves

Eats Shoots Leaves


  • Release: 2004-04-12
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 240 page
  • ISBN: 1101218290
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We all know the basics of punctuation. Or do we? A look at most neighborhood signage tells a different story. Through sloppy usage and low standards on the internet, in email, and now text messages, we have made proper punctuation an endangered species. In Eats, Shoots & Leaves, former editor Lynne Truss dares to say, in her delightfully urbane, witty, and very English way, that it is time to look at our commas and semicolons and see them as the wonderful and necessary things they are. This is a book for people who love punctuation and get upset when it is mishandled. From the invention of the question mark in the time of Charlemagne to George Orwell shunning the semicolon, this lively history makes a powerful case for the preservation of a system of printing conventions that is much too subtle to be mucked about with.

Common Errors in English Usage

Common Errors in English Usage


  • Release: 2003
  • Publisher: Franklin, Beedle & Associates, Inc.
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 246 page
  • ISBN: 1887902899
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Online version of Common Errors in English Usage written by Paul Brians.

Have You Eaten Grandma

Have You Eaten Grandma


  • Release: 2019-08-13
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 320 page
  • ISBN: 9781982127428
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For anyone who wants to make fewer (not less) grammar mistakes, a lively, effective, and witty guide to all the ins and outs of the English language, reminiscent of the New York Times bestseller Eats, Shoots & Leaves. Our language is changing, literary levels are declining, and our grasp of grammar is at a crisis point. From commas to colons, apostrophes to adverbs, there are countless ways we can make mistakes when writing or speaking. But do not despair! Great Britain’s most popular grammar guru has created the ultimate modern manual for English speakers on both sides of the Atlantic. In this brilliantly funny and accessible guide to proper punctuation and so much more, Gyles Brandreth explores the linguistic horrors of our times, tells us what we’ve been doing wrong and shows us how, in the future, we can get it right every time. Covering everything from dangling participles to transitive verbs, from age-old conundrums like “lay” vs. “lie,” to the confounding influences of social media on our everyday language, Have You Eaten Grandma? is an endlessly useful and entertaining resource for all.