The New York Times Manual of Style and Usage

The Official Style Guide Used by the Writers and Editors of the World's Most Authoritative News Organization

Author: Allan M. Siegal,William G. Connolly

Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)

ISBN: 1101905441

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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"The official style guide used by the writers and editors of the world's most authoritative news organization."
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The New York Times Manual of Style and Usage, 5th Edition

The Official Style Guide Used by the Writers and Editors of the World's Most Authoritative News Organization

Author: Allan M. Siegal,William Connolly

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 1101903228

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

View: 6139

The premier source for journalists, now revised and updated for 2015. Does the White House tweet? Or does the White House post on Twitter? Can "text" be a verb and also a noun? When should you link? For anyone who writes--short stories or business plans, book reports or news articles--knotty choices of spelling, grammar, punctuation and meaning lurk in every line: Lay or lie? Who or whom? That or which? Is Band-Aid still a trademark? It's enough to send you in search of a Martini. (Or is that a martini?) Now everyone can find answers to these and thousands of other questions in the handy alphabetical guide used by the writers and editors of the world's most authoritative news organization. The guidelines to hyphenation, punctuation, capitalization and spelling are crisp and compact, created for instant reference in the rush of daily deadlines. The 2015 edition is a revised and condensed version of the classic guide, updated with solutions to problems that plague writers in the Internet age: · How to cite links and blogs · How to handle tweets, hashtags and other social-media content · How to use current terms like “transgender,” or to choose thoughtfully between "same-sex marriage" and "gay marriage" With wry wit, the authors have created an essential and entertaining reference tool. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The New York Times Manual of Style and Usage

Author: Allan M. Siegal,William G. Connolly

Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)

ISBN: 081296389X

Category: Reference

Page: 368

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Offers more than six hundred alphabetically-arranged entries that provide guidelines on questions of spelling, punctuation, English usage, grammar, syntax, and style.
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The New York Times Manual of Style and Usage

A Desk Book of Guidelines for Writers and Editors

Author: Lewis Jordan

Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)

ISBN: 9780812963168

Category: Reference

Page: 231

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Alphabetically arranged entries provide guidelines and advice on questions of spelling, punctuation, English usage, grammar, and syntax, and overall writing quality
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The Sense of Style

The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century

Author: Steven Pinker

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: 0143127799

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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"Charming and erudite . . . The wit and insight and clarity he brings . . . is what makes this book such a gem." --Time.com Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we make it better? Is the English language being corrupted by texting and social media? Do the kids today even care about good writing--and why should we care? In this entertaining and eminently practical book, the cognitive scientist, dictionary consultant, and New York Times-bestselling author Steven Pinker rethinks the usage guide for the twenty-first century. Using examples of great and gruesome modern prose while avoiding the scolding tone and Spartan tastes of the classic manuals, he shows how the art of writing can be a form of pleasurable mastery and a fascinating intellectual topic in its own right. The Sense of Style is for writers of all kinds, and for readers who are interested in letters and literature and are curious about the ways in which the sciences of mind can illuminate how language works at its best.
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New York Public Library Writer's Guide to Style and Usage

Author: Andrea Sutcliffe

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780062700643

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 848

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The only up-to-date guide that addresses everyone who writes, from books and magazine features to newsletters, business reports, technical papers and brochures -- with information on how to use computers in every stage of publication.
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Wired Style

Principles of English Usage in the Digital Age

Author: Constance Hale,Jessie Scanlon

Publisher: Broadway

ISBN: 9780767903721

Category: Computers

Page: 198

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Features a comprehensive, comprehensible A to Z list covering acronyms and when to use them, computer buzzwords and when to lose them, and playful additions to your literary lexicon. Softcover.
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The Elements of Style

Author: William Strunk

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English language

Page: 43

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Style Guide

Author: The Economist

Publisher: The Economist

ISBN: 1610399862

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 7199

This expanded twelfth edition of the bestselling guide to style is based on The Economist's own updated house style manual, and is an invaluable companion for everyone who wants to communicate with the clarity, style and precision for which The Economist is renowned. As the introduction says, 'clarity of writing usually follows clarity of thought.' The Economist Style Guide gives general advice on writing, points out common errors and clichés, offers guidance on consistent use of punctuation, abbreviations and capital letters and contains an exhaustive range of reference material--covering everything from accountancy ratios and stock market indices to laws of nature and science. Some of the numerous useful rules and common mistakes pointed out in the guide include: Which informs, that defines. This is the house that Jack built. But: This house, which Jack built, is now falling down. Discreet means circumspect or prudent; discrete means separate or distinct. Remember that "Questions are never indiscreet. Answers sometimes are" (Oscar Wilde). Flaunt means display, flout means disdain. If you flout this distinction you will flaunt your ignorance. Forgo means do without; forego means go before. Fortuitous means accidental, not fortunate or well-timed. Times: Take care. Three times more than X is four times as much as X. Full stops: Use plenty. They keep sentences short. This helps the reader.
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Hard News

Twenty-one Brutal Months at The New York Times and how They Changed the American Media

Author: Seth Mnookin

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: 0812972511

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 340

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Offers an inside account of the Jayson Blair plagiarism scandal that rocked The New York Times, the autocratic leadership style of the newspaper's executive editor, Howell Raines, the turmoil surrounding the scandal and its repercussions, and the implications of the episode in terms of the rapidly changing world of modern journalism. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
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The Associated Press Guide To Punctuation

Author: Rene J. Cappon

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465004024

Category: Social Science

Page: 112

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More people write for the Associated Press than for any other news service, and more writers take their style and word-usage cues from this world-famous institution than from any other journalism source. In the no-nonsense, authoritative tradition of the best-selling AP Stylebook, the top editors at the AP have now written the definitive guide to punctuation. From the when and how of the ampersand to the rules for dashes, slashes, and brackets; from the correct moment for the overused exclamation point to the rules of engagement for the semicolon, The AP Guide to Punctuation is an invaluable and easy-to-use guide to the most important aspect of clear and persuasive writing.
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That or Which, and Why

A Usage Guide for Thoughtful Writers and Editors

Author: Evan Jenkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135868654

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 184

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That or Which, and Why is an insightful and witty guide to writing. Based on Evan Jenkins's long-running column 'Language Corner' in Columbia Journalism Review, the book is compiled of brief, alphabetically arranged entries on approximately 200 major writing stumbling blocks, from the wonderful world of 'that' and 'which' to trickier terrain like the correct usage of common idiomatic expressions. Working from his experiences as a newsroom editor and teacher, Jenkins' humorous tone puts the reader at ease, unlike many of the writing and usage guides out there that are off-putting in their rigidity and dogmatism. He takes the 'we're-all-in-this-together' approach to teaching better writing - maintaining a light tone throughout the book and emphasizing flexibility and easy-to-use guidelines rather than delivering orders from Grammar-on-high.
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The Glamour of Grammar

A Guide to the Magic and Mystery of Practical English

Author: Roy Peter Clark

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780316089067

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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Early in the history of English, the words "grammar" and "glamour" meant the same thing: the power to charm. Roy Peter Clark, author of Writing Tools, aims to put the glamour back in grammar with this fun, engaging alternative to stuffy instructionals. In this practical guide, readers will learn everything from the different parts of speech to why effective writers prefer concrete nouns and active verbs. THE GLAMOUR OF GRAMMAR gives readers all the tools they need to"live inside the language"--to take advantage of grammar to perfect their use of English, to instill meaning, and to charm through their writing. With this indispensable book, readers will come to see just how glamorous grammar can be.
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Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical Publications

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 398

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Description: 25-Word Description Get the latest information on standards for technical writing and editing straight from the experts--Microsoft's Editorial Standards Group. This new edition completely updates and expands the industry's leading guide to creating quality technical documentation and content. 75-Word Description Get the reference that defines standards and best practices for technical writers, editors, and content managers who work with Microsoft technologies. Developed by the Microsoft Editorial Standards Group, the newest edition of the computer industry's leading manual of style has been fully updated, expanded, and optimized for usability. You get coverage on the latest developments--from accessibility and globalization issues to mobile computing, XML, and other emerging standards--as well as Microsoft-specific products, technologies, and initiatives. You'll find expertly articulated and organized information about general usage, grammar, punctuation, formatting and layout, front matter, and indexing and attributing, as well as focused guidelines for topics such as creating specific document types, including Readme files and case studies; writing for software developers; documenting the user interface; and developing bias-free communications. Comprehensive, easy-to-use, and thoroughly up-to-date, the MICROSOFT MANUAL OF STYLE FOR TECHNICAL PUBLICATIONS, Third Edition, can help you maximize the impact and precision of your technical communications.
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Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen

Author: Mary Norris

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393246604

Category: Reference

Page: 240

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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.
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The Christian Writer's Manual of Style

4th Edition

Author: Robert Hudson

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310527910

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 624

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The standard style guide of the Christian publishing industry, The Christian Writer’s Manual of Style, 4th Edition, compiled by veteran Zondervan editor Robert Hudson, contains clear guidance on style questions related to religious writing, including many topics not addressed in other references or online. Nearly half of this fourth revision is made up of new material, including information about turning blogs into books, the effects of digital media on writing, “adverbial doubles,” “vanishing accents,” word-choice strategies, endorser guidelines, and much more. It also contains an all-new “Word List” which makes up more than a third of the book. The most needful information remains—entries on capitalization, abbreviation, citations, fictional dialogue, and more—but it has all been updated to keep pace with changes in English language usage. This fourth edition also corresponds with The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition (2010), though it isn’t afraid to chart new territory where that reference is unhelpful on issues of religious writing. Comprehensive yet easy-to-use, The Christian Writer’s Manual of Style, 4th Edition, is a go-to resource for Christian authors, pastors, teachers, copy writers, editors, proofreaders, publishing and ministry professionals, executive assistants, and students—anyone who writes or edits as a part of their work or study—and for grammar aficionados everywhere.
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Yoga

The Iyengar Way

Author: Silva Mehta,Mira Mehta,Shyam Mehta

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0679722874

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

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Demonstrates a variety of yoga postures from beginning to advanced levels and discusses the philosophy behind the discipline
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The Herbal Drugstore

The Best Natural Alternatives to Over-the-Counter and Prescription Medicines!

Author: Linda B. White,Steven Foster,The Staff Of Herbs For Health

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 162336387X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 624

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Ease Symptoms, Fight Disease, and Supercharge Immunity--All Without Drugs or Chemicals! You're about to enter a completely different kind of drugstore. One where herbal medicines are offered right alongside conventional pharmaceuticals. Where bottles of feverfew stand next to bottles of aspirin, and echinacea has its place among other cold and flu remedies. The Herbal Drugstore is the only place where you can compare mainstream drug treatments and their herbal alternatives for close to 100 common health problems. You'll find herbs that have the same healing powers as many prescription and over-the-counter medications--only they're cheaper and gentler, with few or no side effects. Whether you need fast first-aid or long-term relief, The Herbal Drugstore has a remedy for you. Here's just a sampling: * Immobilized by arthritis? Rub on capsaicin cream, a natural pain reliever made from hot peppers * Can't sleep? Start snoozing with valerian--it's as effective as Valium, but it isn't addictive * Want to lose a few pounds? Get a helping hand from psyllium, an herbal alternative to appetite suppressants * Feeling stressed? Calm jangled nerves with ginseng--it won't undermine alertness * Battling bronchitis? Clear up that cough with licorice, a natural expectorant * Need help with high blood pressure? Turn to hawthorn--it has much in common with beta blockers, except for the side effects The Herbal Drugstore features these and many more herbal remedies--712 in all! They're profiled right next to their pharmaceutical counterparts, so you can make your own comparisons and decide which treatments are best for you.
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The Escoffier Cook Book

A Guide to the Fine Art of Cookery

Author: Auguste Escoffier

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 0517506629

Category: Cooking

Page: 923

View: 4618

An American adaptation of a standard guide to the French culinary arts
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