The Science Writers' Handbook

Everything You Need to Know to Pitch, Publish, and Prosper in the Digital Age

Author: Writers of SciLance,Writers SciLance

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0738216577

Category: Reference

Page: 320

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Popular science writing has exploded in the past decade, both in print and online. Who better to guide writers striving to succeed in the profession than a group of award-winning independent journalists with a combined total of 225 years of experience? From Thomas Hayden's chapter on the perfect pitch to Emma Maris's advice on book proposals to Mark Schrope's essential information on contracts, the members of SciLance give writers of all experience levels the practical information they need to succeed, as either a staffer or a freelancer. Going beyond craft, The Science Writer's Handbook also tackles issues such as creating productive office space, balancing work and family, and finding lasting career satisfaction. It is the ultimate guide for anyone looking to prosper as a science writer in the new era of publishing.
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The Public Relations Writer's Handbook

The Digital Age

Author: Merry Aronson,Don Spetner,Carol Ames

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118041070

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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The second edition of the Public Relations Writer’s Handbook offers a simple, step-by-step approach to creating a wide range of writing, from basic news releases, pitch letters, biographies, and media alerts, to more complex and sophisticated speeches, media campaign proposals, crisis responses, and in-house publications. In addition, the thoroughly expanded and updated second edition shows how to keep up with the best practices of the public relations profession, as well as with the speed made possible and required by the digital age.
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The African American Writer's Handbook

How to Get in Print and Stay in Print

Author: Robert Fleming

Publisher: One World

ISBN: 9780307554161

Category: Reference

Page: 352

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With African Americans writing and buying books in record numbers, the time is ripe for a comprehensive publishing guide tailored expressly to the needs of this vibrant, creative community. The African American Writers Handbook meets this challenge perfectly. Written by veteran journalist and published author Robert Fleming, this book gives writers the heart, the determination, and above all the crucial information to publish successfully in this highly competitive field. Knowing the inner workings of the publishing industry provides any writer, novice or veteran, with a much needed advantage in the quest to get into print. Inside you'll find - A complete, step-by-step guide to every aspect of the publishing process, from the germination of a winning idea to the nuts and bolts of book production - Tips on submitting proposals, query letters, and preparing manuscripts for submission - Advice on negotiating contracts that extend careers - How to use on-line resources for research and profit - Interviews with top editors, agents, publishing executives, and bookstore owners - Updated information on copyrights, subsidiary rights, sales and marketing - The trials and triumphs of self-publishing - The art of promoting your work and yourself to a wider audience - An insider's look at the economic realities of the book business - And much more! Here, too, are scores of inspiring interviews and capsule biographies of leading African American writers both past and present. How did Richard Wright become America's first bestselling black writer? How did Zora Neale Hurston break through the artistic boundaries of the Harlem Renaissance long after her death? What was Toni Cade Bambara doing before she sold her first book? Why should Ann Petry, William Gardner Smith, Nella Larson, and William Melvin Kelley be revered wherever African American literature is read? Blending practical information and fascinating anecdotes with a mini literary history of African American writing, this upbeat, savvy, essential guide is a publishing primer with soul. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The Business Writer's Handbook

Author: Gerald J. Alred,Charles T. Brusaw,Walter E. Oliu

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312679432

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 656

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A guide to business writing covers grammar, usage, and style, and provides instructions on following the writing process.
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English News Writing

A Guide for Journalists who Use English as a Second Language

Author: Bryce Telfer McIntyre

Publisher: Chinese University Press

ISBN: 9789622017313

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

View: 1909

Since the 1960s a new assertiveness has characterized India's formerly silent majority, the lower castes that comprise more than two-thirds of the population. Today India's most populous state, Uttar Pradesh, is controlled by lower-caste politicians, as is Bihar, and lower-caste representation in national politics is growing inexorably. Jaffrelot argues that this trend constitutes a genuine "democratization" of India and that the social and economic effects of this "silent revolution" are bound to multiply in the years to come.
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The Technical Writer's Handbook

Writing with Style and Clarity

Author: Matt Young

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781891389214

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

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Divided into two parts, the first part is an introduction to technical and report writing; it provides a prescription for writing. The second part contains entries on grammar, style, and organization, as well as entries on topics such as common errors, resume writing, metric units, jargon, conference proceedings, figures, tables and slides.
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Writing News for Broadcast

Author: Edward Bliss,James L. Hoyt

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231079730

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 161

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Why are living things alive? As a theoretical biologist, Robert Rosen saw this as the most fundamental of all questions-and yet it had never been answered satisfactorily by science. The answers to this question would allow humanity to make an enormous leap forward in our understanding of the principles at work in our world. For centuries, it was believed that the only scientific approach to the question "What is life?" must proceed from the Cartesian metaphor (organism as machine). Classical approaches in science, which also borrow heavily from Newtonian mechanics, are based on a process called "reductionism." The thinking was that we can better learn about an intricate, complicated system (like an organism) if we take it apart, study the components, and then reconstruct the system-thereby gaining an understanding of the whole. However, Rosen argues that reductionism does not work in biology and ignores the complexity of organisms. Life Itself, a landmark work, represents the scientific and intellectual journey that led Rosen to question reductionism and develop new scientific approaches to understanding the nature of life. Ultimately, Rosen proposes an answer to the original question about the causal basis of life in organisms. He asserts that renouncing the mechanistic and reductionistic paradigm does not mean abandoning science. Instead, Rosen offers an alternate paradigm for science that takes into account the relational impacts of organization in natural systems and is based on organized matter rather than on particulate matter alone. Central to Rosen's work is the idea of a "complex system," defined as any system that cannot be fully understood by reducing it to its parts. In this sense, complexity refers to the causal impact of organization on the system as a whole. Since both the atom and the organism can be seen to fit that description, Rosen asserts that complex organization is a general feature not just of the biosphere on Earth-but of the universe itself.
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The Magazine Writer's Handbook

Author: Gordon Wells

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780749004040

Category: Reference

Page: 144

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Target readership, editorial policy, regular columns and features, type and length of material, and payment for 70 British magazines.
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The Recipe Writer's Handbook

Author: Barbara Gibbs Ostmann,Jane Baker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118111505

Category: Cooking

Page: 336

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Praise for The Recipe Writer's Handbook Revised and Expanded "Barbara Ostmann and Jane Baker are experienced food editors who know their stuff. To achieve success, a recipe must be written with impeccable accuracy and unambiguous clarity. The Recipe Writer's Handbook achieves both objectives in full measure."-Irena Chalmers, author and professional food writing lecturer at The Culinary Institute of America "The First Edition of The Recipe Writer's Handbook was a terrific resource, and this revised edition is downright indispensable. It is full of answers to questions about recipe style and substance. Ostmann and Baker have cooked up a delicious addition to any serious food writer's desk."-Mitchell Davis, Director of Publications, The James Beard Foundation "Writing recipes is a tricky business, and anyone who wants to do so successfully should have this book. The tables, glossaries, and charts alone are worth the price, not to mention the authors' generous helpings of good, sound advice."-John Willoughby, coauthor, Thrill of the Grill and How to Cook Meat "The Recipe Writer's Handbook is indispensable in the range and depth of information it offers both the novice and seasoned culinary writer. It contains everything you need to know-all beautifully organized and presented in a handy, easy-to-use format. Ostmann and Baker are masters of their trade!"-Paula Lambert, President of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, founder of the Mozzarella Company, and author of The Cheese Lover's Cookbook and Guide First Edition Nominated for Best Food Book, 1999 World Media Food Awards
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James A. Michener's Writer's Handbook

Explorations in Writing and Publishing

Author: James A. Michener

Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback

ISBN: 0804151644

Category: Reference

Page: 208

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Pulitzer Prize–winning author James A. Michener has written about everything from the pristine islands of the South Pacific and the endless wilds of Africa to Spanish bullfighters, American revolutionaries, and pirates of the Caribbean. Now Michener turns to his favorite and most personal subject: the written word. Reproducing pages from his own handwritten rough drafts and working manuscripts, Michener walks the reader through a step-by-step guide to the entire process of writing, editing, revising, and publishing. Addressing challenges specific to both fiction and nonfiction, all the while providing thoughtful and useful solutions, James A. Michener’s Writer’s Handbook is an invaluable resource for book lovers, editors, and, of course, writers—aspiring and accomplished alike. Praise for James A. Michener “A master storyteller . . . Michener, by any standards, is a phenomenon.”—The Wall Street Journal “Sentence for sentence, writing’s fastest attention grabber.”—The New York Times “Michener has become an institution in America, ranking somewhere between Disneyland and the Library of Congress. You learn a lot from him.”—Chicago Tribune “While he fascinates and engrosses, Michener also educates.”—Los Angeles Times From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The Educator's Writing Handbook

Author: Diana C. Reep,Helen M. Sharp

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 198

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Many school professionals, whether on the job or preparing for a career in education, overlook the number and complexity of communication tasks routinely required on the job. They frequently are in the process of writing something, be it a memo, letter, report, news message, agenda, or minutes to a meeting. And they often must deliver presentations to parents, community groups, school boards, conventions, and academic conferences. But how are these professionals to prepare for such specialized speaking and writing requirements? That's what this book is for. This book acts as an easy-to-follow, easy-to-use desk reference, resource guide, and sourcebook for the kinds of writing commonly required by teachers today. The focus throughout is on contemporary educational challenges and clear, effective, and purposeful written communication. It contains 24 letter models, 11 memo models, eight report models, seven community news message models, never before compiled in one book. Educational administrators, teachers, educational personnel, and education students.
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'The Grant Writer''s Handbook'

How to Write a Research Proposal and Succeed

Author: Gerard M Crawley,Eoin Osullivan

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 1783267615

Category: Science

Page: 252

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' The Grant Writer''s Handbook: How to Write a Research Proposal and Succeed provides useful and practical advice on all aspects of proposal writing, including developing proposal ideas, drafting the proposal, dealing with referees, and budgeting. The authors base their advice on many years of experience writing and reviewing proposals in many different countries at various levels of scientific maturity. The book describes the numerous kinds of awards available from funding agencies, in particular large collaborative grants involving a number of investigators, and addresses the practical impact of a grant, which is often required of proposals. In addition, information is provided about selection of reviewers and the mechanics of organizing a research grant competition to give the proposal writer the necessary background information. The book includes key comments from a number of experts and is essential reading for anyone writing a research grant proposal. The Grant Writer''s Handbook''s companion website, featuring regularly updated resources and helpful links, can be found at www.ifm.eng.cam.ac.uk/research/grant-writers-handbook/. Contents:IntroductionThe Research IdeaThe Review ProcessDrafting the ProposalRe-Drafting the ProposalPartnershipsImpactReferencing, Plagiarism and Intellectual PropertyThe BudgetAddressing Reviewers CommentsSpecial Grant CompetitionsManaging the AwardOrganizing a Research Proposal CompetitionGeneral Advice/Guidance on Grant Writing: Links Readership: Graduate students and researchers looking to obtain and manage research grants. Key Features:Provides practical advice on writing a research grant proposal and includes many key comments from experienced researchers and reviewersAuthors have extensive experience in a number of countries with reviewing proposals from local scientistsBook covers all aspects of writing and managing a grant with examples drawn from a variety of countriesKeywords:Research Grant;Proposal;Funding;Reviews;Reviewers;Grant Competition;Budgets "Comprehensive and practical are the words that come to mind. It is easy to read with a good ''pace'' of information per paragraph. Lots of insider insights ... well done ... It is a very good book." Professor Frank Gannon Queensland Institute of Molecular Research (QIMR) Berghofer, Australia "This book is very useful not only for young scientists but also established or experienced scientists; also for funding agency staff, science politicians, university officers, even reviewers ... his may be a bible for fund writing. It is really a marvelous book." Professor Yukihiro Osaki Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan & winner of the 2014 Bomem-Michelson Award "The book is truly unique; perfect for a novice researcher who has to find his way through a maze to finally achieve funding for his laboratory, and perfect for the experienced researcher who gets involved in a large collaboration." Professor Charles Glashausser Rutgers University "Especially insightful, chapter 7 will be particularly helpful to writers of large, collaborative grants that require proof of socio-economic impact. Crawley and O''Sullivan include a list of resources in the Appendix to direct the reader to many sources of useful information. This list and the helpful advice in the book should help any reader write a better grant application." Dr Virginia A Unkefer Manager, Academic Writing Services King Abdullah University of Science and Technology '
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The Internet Writer's Handbook

Author: Martha C. Sammons

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 350

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T8784-5, 0-205-28784-0, Sammons, Martha C. (Wright State University), THE INTERNET WRITER'S HANDBOOK, 5.5 x 8.5, paperbound, 224 pp., $22.00 K, HA02 * / The Internet Writer's Handbook is an easily accessible, vital reference tool in the age of electronic communication: it teaches how to write well on-line. Too often, writers attempt to create Web pages by simply using the same techniques they use for print documents; The Internet Writer's Handbook offers those writers specific advice on writing and designing on-line hypertext documents. In addition to entries on HTML elements, researching on the Internet, e-mail style, and other such contemporary topics, the Handbook places unique emphasis on online writing techniques. KEY FEATURES: The book includes up-to-the-minute research on online help, hypertext, Web page design, concise writing techniques, usability testing, interface design, and Web sites. Reflecting the author's extensive experience as a consultant in business and technical writing, this handbook will appeal to anyone who needs help in creating a Web page. This book is useful for any technical, business, or professional writing for the Internet.
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Public Relations Writing: Form & Style

Author: Doug Newsom,Jim Haynes

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495095664

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 512

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PUBLIC RELATIONS WRITING: FORM AND STYLE combines the practical approach of a trade book with the fundamental principles and theories of Public Relations to provide students with the essential techniques and methods needed to write with understanding and purpose. The text guides students through a logical progression of PR writing, starting with an explanation of how this kind of writing is unique, and by exploring the legal and ethical obligations. The writing principles section, which covers both style and techniques, is followed by Public Relations writing assignments that students are likely to be exposed to early in their jobs: emails, memos, letters, reports and proposals, backgrounders and position papers. Writing for mass media and the more complex Public Relations writing functions, including media kits, media pitches, print and online newsletters, brochures, magazines, including those online, and annual reports are also covered in this thorough and comprehensive guide. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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The Writer's Handbook 2001

The Complete Reference for All Writers, Journalists, Publishers, Editors, Screenwriters and Broadcasters

Author: Barry Turner

Publisher: Macmillan UK

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 762

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The 14th edition of the liveliest, most accessible, comprehensive, and informative guide to everything to do with creative writing across all markets. In addition to over 5000 entries on publishers, agents, newspapers, magazines, radio, television, prizes, and festivals, there is also information on tax, freelance rates, fellowships, and grants. New articles for this edition, written by top names in their field, include screenwriting, freelance journalism, poetry, PLR, and creating your own website.
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The Writer's Handbook 2007

Author: Barry Turner

Publisher: Macmillan Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781405049375

Category: Reference

Page: 821

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Completely revised and updated with newly commissioned articles, the 20th anniversary edition of The Writer's Handbook is an indispensible companion for everyone in the writing profession. Containing over 6,000 entries covering every area of writing, with provocative articles and useful advice from leading representatives of the trade, this practical, straightforward guide provides full details on the core markets. In addition to the key areas of UK and US book publishers, agents, magazines, screenwriting, theater and poetry, writer's courses and circles, festivals, and grants and prizes, the guide also offers invaluable expert advice on contracts, copyright, and taxation.
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