Professional Feature Writing

Author: Bruce Garrison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135676771

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 528

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The new edition of this successful text gives advanced writers and reporters a thorough look at newspaper, magazine, and newsletter feature writing. It includes computer-based research tools and a discussion of online publications and resources. This edition emphasizes three primary aspects of feature writing: *introduction and writing skills--the basics, *article types, and *the collegiate and professional writing life. Readers learn from the narrative, from the advice of professionals, and by example. Each chapter contains excerpts and complete articles from some of the nation's leading publications to illustrate points made in the text.
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21st Century Feature Writing

Author: Carla Johnson

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205380152

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 206

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Relying on the basic principles of journalism, Feature Writing makes feature writing accessible for students through a combination of student and professional examples. While most other texts focus on high-level professional feature writing, "Feature Writing" focuses on entry-level writing, a skill that students will need to develop for their early careers. Each chapter covers specific aspects of feature writing and reviews the applicable principles of journalism. This student-friendly text speaks to readers in conversational yet informative, organized prose. Students will gain confidence as they study features written at an accessible level as well as gain insight from exemplary professional writing examples. Features Provides over 40 examples of feature writing, demonstrating a variety of feature stories and how they are written. Features student-written examples in every chapter, allowing students to see other students' work and gain confidence in their own writing abilities. Includes "Chat Room" sections that provide questions and activities to help students analyze feature writing and develop their own feature stories. Includes "Help!" sections at the end of each chapter that highlight and define important terms and concepts. About the Author Carla Johnson, Ph.D., University of Notre Dame (1988), worked for 25 years as a special assignment and freelance feature writer for newspapers and magazines, at the same time teaching journalism at the high school and college levels. She has also worked as publicity director for Lake Michigan College and been lead arts reviewer for The South Bend Tribune. For the past 14 years she has been a full-time faculty member at Saint Mary's College in Indiana, teaching courses for both the English and Communication departments, including Writing for Advertising and Public Relations, Feature Writing, Media Writing, and Magazine Writing. As Professional Writing Specialist and Internship Coordinator for the English department, she oversees students' professional writing experiences and teaches seminars in professional writing, publishing, and portfolio building.
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Professional Writing

Author: Sky Marsen

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137309024

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 304

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At the cutting edge of successful business and technology ventures are individuals who can use writing effectively to persuade, sell, instruct and explain. Whatever your expertise, strong writing skills will increase your chances of professional success. How well prepared are you for the challenges of professional communication? This third edition - now with a new chapter on writing for the public - is a comprehensive and engaging guide to writing for business, industry and technology. Based on research in the field, it covers all the major writing needs of the workplace, preparing you to communicate effectively with management, clients, peers and the wider public. You will understand how to: • Analyse your audience and the requirements of a project, and plan your document • Research a topic successfully using both print and electronic sources • Present technical topics to non-specialist readers • Write and format business reports, proposals and magazine articles • Work collaboratively in teams • Edit your own and others' texts for style and grammar This book will build your expertise and increase your confidence as a professional communicator, through the explanation of communication principles, analysed examples, and practical activities.
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Journalistic Writing

Building the Skills, Honing the Craft

Author: Robert M. Knight

Publisher: Marion Street Press

ISBN: 1933338385

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 315

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"An indispensable guide." Richard Lederer, author of The Write Way, Sleeping Dogs Don't Lay, and Comma Sense --
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The Associated Press Guide to News Writing

Author: René Jacques Cappon

Publisher: Arco

ISBN: 9780130536792

Category: Journalism

Page: 162

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A guide to writing style for all reporters, feature writers, editors, and journalism students. Demonstrates sound professional techniques to give stories clarity, precision and polish.
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Writing At Work

Professional Writing Skills for People on the Job

Author: Edward L. Smith,Stephen A. Bernhardt

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780844259833

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 391

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Intended for all levels of writing used at work, including memos, e-mail, status reports, lab reports, and marketing materials, this book offers a guide to the rules of grammar and style that are required to achieve quality writing
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Public and Professional Writing

Ethics, Imagination and Rhetoric

Author: A. Surma

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230513891

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 183

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This book offers something quite new - an advanced textbook that considers professional writing as a negotiated process between writer and reader. Arguing that ethics, imagination and rhetoric are integral to professional writing praxis, the book encourages students to look critically at various writing practices in a range of contexts. A textbook for advanced undergraduates and postgraduates in Linguistics, Communication, Journalism and Media Studies.
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Writing Feature Stories

How to research and write newspaper and magazine articles

Author: Matthew Ricketson

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781741152869

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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A systematic and user-friendly approach to journalistic feature story writing for journalism students, professionals, freelancers, and beginners is provided in this guide. Writers will learn to move beyond conventional news stories and embrace their creativity to create compelling features. Generating fresh ideas, gathering factual information, sifting through raw material, choosing the best angle, and working with editors are all explored. Discussion questions and exercises reinforce the ideas presented in each chapter. Pop culture examples and recently published articles are used to make concepts memorable and easily accessible.
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Writing Feature Stories

How to research and write articles - from listicles to longform

Author: Matthew Ricketson,Caroline Graham

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1925575098

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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Good writing engages as it informs and feature journalism offers writers the opportunity to tell deep, affecting stories that look beyond the immediate mechanics of who, what, where and when and explore the more difficult-and more rewarding- questions: how and why? Whether you're a blogger, a news journalist or an aspiring lifestyle reporter, a strong voice and a fresh, informed perspective remain in short supply and strong demand; this book will help you craft the kind of narratives people can't wait to share on their social media feeds. Writing Feature Stories established a reputation as a comprehensive, thought-provoking and engaging introduction to researching and writing feature stories. This second edition is completely overhauled to reflect the range of print and digital feature formats, and the variety of online, mobile and traditional media in which they appear. This hands-on guide explains how to generate fresh ideas; research online and offline; make the most of interviews; sift and sort raw material; structure and write the story; edit and proofread your work; find the best platform for your story; and pitch your work to editors. 'A wide-ranging, much-needed master class for anyone who tells true yarns in this fast-changing journalistic marketplace' - Bruce Shapiro, Columbia University 'Useful and thought provoking' - Margaret Simons, journalist and author 'A must read for any digital storyteller who wants to write emotive, engaging, believable content.' - Nidhi Dutt, foreign correspondent
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No contacts? No problem! How to Pitch and Sell a Freelance Feature

Author: Catherine Quinn

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408130866

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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There are plenty of books on the market which tell you how to write stylish prose, attention-grabbing headlines or market yourself better as a freelance writer. But how do you get that first piece published in a national publication? This book shows you the techniques that real freelancers use to sell their ideas and get into print. Professional freelancer Catherine Quinn, who built a successful freelance career from scratch, guides you through a step-by-step process to get your first article in print, from how to format your pitch, to identifying the undersold freelance hotspots. Her tried and tested step-by-step approach: - Shows you how to scope the market and pick the most likely potential customers - Gives the inside track on how to convince editors who've never heard of you to commission your work - Tells you what to expect at every step along the pitching process - Includes a four week plan with a day-by-day process to kick start your freelance career
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Writing Broadcast News

Shorter, Sharper, Stronger

Author: Mervin Block

Publisher: Bonus Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781566250849

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 314

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"A masterly work . . . the best." -Adj. Prof. David C. Frailey, Southern Merhodist University Thoroughly revised & greatly expanded, this new edition is even more helpful than the classic first edition. The 1997 revision of Writing Broadcast News - Shorter, Sharper, Stronger is 40 percent longer - & even richer & smoother. Best of all, it is readable - & enjoyable. And, for writers who apply its expert tips, profitable. Writing Broadcast News (1997) was written for working newspeople, & it has been widely accepted in the broadcasting industry as a professional handbook. Many college teachers have adopted it as a textbook.
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Professional Techniques for Video Game Writing

Author: Wendy Despain

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439875383

Category: Computers

Page: 250

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This book by the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) Game Writing Special Interest Group focuses on various aspects of working as a professional game writer, including how to break in to game writing, writing manuals, narrative design, writing in a team, working as a freelancer, working with new intellectual property, and more. It includes exercises and writing samples; additional writing samples are available from the book’s website.
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The Business of Writing

Professional Advice on Proposals, Publishers, Contracts, and More for the Aspiring Writer

Author: Jennifer Lyons

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 158115917X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 283

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Queries adn cover letters : a cosmic approach. Personal branding : advice for authors. Reverse engineering. To reach the literary editor, some advice for the first - time author.
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The Professional Writing Guide

Writing Well and Knowing why

Author: Roslyn Petelin,Marsha Durham

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9780582871816

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 230

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The Professional Writing Guide is for people who wish to improve the quality of their documents and the efficiency of their writing. Busy executives and other writers in organizations, who may spend between 30 and 80 % of their working time writing, will find it invaluable because it clearly outlines the principles that underlie effective documents. This book enables executives to write confidently, competently, and persuasively. High quality output is crucial to a company's image and to a professional's own career advancement. Errors in a document can prove expensive. Here is an indispensable and accessible reference tool as well as a comprehensive style manual for writers who wish to avoid those expensive mistakes and make a positive impression. Written by two long-term professional writing educators with extensive experience of consulting to Australian business and industry, this lively and highly practical book features workable, reliable, and powerful strategies that can be used to systematically eliminate the writing problems of organizational writers.
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Reflective Practice

Writing and Professional Development

Author: Gillie Bolton,Russell Delderfield

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526450534

Category: Education

Page: 296

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Reflecting thoughtfully on your work is vital for improving your own self-awareness, effectiveness and professional development. This newly updated fifth edition of Gillie Bolton’s bestselling book explores reflective writing as a creative and dynamic process for this critical enquiry. New to this edition: An expanded range of exercises and activities A new emphasis on using e-portfolios Further guidance on reflective writing assignments Enhanced discussion of reflection as a key employability skill Additional online resources This popular book has been used worldwide in various disciplines including education, social work, business and management, medicine and healthcare and is essential reading for students and professionals seeking to enhance their reflective writing skills and to examine their own practice in greater critical depth.
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On Writing

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743455967

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 297

View: 1652

The author shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.
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Newspaper Feature Writing

Author: Len Granato

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN: 9780868404530

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 136

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This revised edition of Newspaper Feature Writing is at the cutting edge of the revolution. It has three main aims: to maintain and enhance the systematic approach to feature writing pioneered in the earlier editions; to help lecturers integrate CAR.
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Professional News Writing

Author: Bruce Garrison

Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum

ISBN: 9780805807349

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 407

View: 3988

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Professional Writing for Lawyers

Skills and Responsibilities

Author: Margaret Z. Johns,Clayton S. Tanaka

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781594607882

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 235

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"Professional Writing for Lawyers was originally designed to complement Richard Wydick's Plain English for Lawyers, but also can be used as a stand-alone legal writing text. Readers will learn to approach writing as a process of thinking, outlining, drafting, revising, and editing to produce a final draft. To help the reader understand this process, several examples are rewritten, integrating the principles of plain English that teach the reader to develop a clear, concise, and readable style.This second edition revises citations and legal references, maintaining the easy to read and quick reference value of the first edition."
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