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: 8183

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

A Desk Book of Guidelines for Writers and Editors

Author: Lewis Jordan

Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)

ISBN: 9780812963168

Category: Reference

Page: 231

View: 6221

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 New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge

A Desk Reference for the Curious Mind

Author: The New York Times

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429950854

Category: Reference

Page: 1376

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A COMPLETE REVISION AND THOROUGH UPDATING OF THE ULTIMATE REFERENCE FROM THE NEWSPAPER OF RECORD. A comprehensive guide offering insight and clarity on a broad range of even more essential subjects. Whether you are researching the history of Western art, investigating an obscure medical test, following current environmental trends, studying Shakespeare, brushing up on your crossword and Sudoku skills, or simply looking for a deeper understanding of the world, this book is for you. An indispensable resource for every home, office, dorm room, and library, this new edition of The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge offers in-depth explorations of art, astronomy, biology, business, economics, the environment, film, geography, history, the Internet, literature, mathematics, music, mythology, philosophy, photography, sports, theater, film, and many other subjects. This one volume is designed to offer more information than any other book on the most important subjects, as well as provide easy-to-access data critical to everyday life. It is the only universal reference book to include authoritative and engaging essays from New York Times experts in almost every field of endeavor. The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge provides information with matchless accuracy and exceptional clarity. This new revised and expanded third edition covers major categories with an emphasis on depth and historical context, providing easy access to data vital for everyday living. Covering nearly 50 major categories, and providing an immediate grasp of complex topics with charts, sidebars, and maps, the third edition features 50 pages of new material, including new sections on * Atheism * Digital Media * Inventions and Discoveries * Endangered Species * Inflation * Musical Theater * Book Publishing *Wikileaks *The Financial Crisis *Nuclear Weapons *Energy *The Global Food Supply Every section has been thoroughly updated, making this third edition more useful and comprehensive than ever. It informs, educates, answers, illustrates and clarifies---it's the only one-volume reference book you need.
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Visualize This!

Author: Nathan Yau

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527760229

Category: Statistics / Graphic methods / Data processing

Page: 422

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A guide on how to visualise and tell stories with data, providing practical design tips complemented with step-by-step tutorials.
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Das viktorianische Internet

die erstaunliche Geschichte des Telegraphen und der Online-Pioniere des 19. Jahrhunderts

Author: Tom Standage

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783907100721

Category:

Page: 246

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Die 4-Stunden-Woche

Mehr Zeit, mehr Geld, mehr Leben

Author: Timothy Ferriss

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843704457

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 9189

Warum arbeiten wir uns eigentlich zu Tode? Haben wir nichts Besseres zu tun? Und ob! - sagt Timothy Ferriss. Der junge Unternehmer war lange Workaholic mit 80-Stunden-Woche. Doch dann erfand er MBA- Management by Absence- und ist seitdem freier, reicher, glücklicher. Mit viel Humor, provokanten Denkanstößen und erprobten Tipps erklärt Ferriss, wie sich die 4-Stunden-Woche bei vollem Lohnausgleich verwirklichen lässt. Der Wegweiser für eine Flucht aus dem Hamsterrad und ein Manifest für eine neue Gewichtung zwischen Leben und Arbeiten.
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The Little Style Guide to Great Christian Writing and Publishing

Author: Carolyn Stanford Goss,Leonard Goss

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 1433670232

Category: Religion

Page: 210

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The Little Style Guide to Great Christian Writing and Publishing provides a fresh understanding and distinctively Christian examination of style and language. It covers all the basic rules of grammar, style, and editing and will be of immediate interest to Christian writers and editors. The Little Style Guide will be cross-referenced with the Chicago Manual of Style, Fifteenth Edition and will be a welcome companion to the CMS in handling concerns that are unique to Christian writing and editing.The burgeoning field of electronic publishing has greatly increased the number of Christian writers. In the U.S. alone, there are over 500 Christian writers conferences and guilds each year. The Little Style Guide will serve the needs of the largest publishing houses and their authors and editors along with the smallest churches who weekly publish a newsletter and communicate through a Web site.
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Writing for the Mass Media

Communication, Communication

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1478449845

Category: Education

Page: 30

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Facts101 is your complete guide to Writing for the Mass Media. In this book, you will learn topics such as Style and the Stylebook, Writing in the Media Environment, Reporting with Text, and Reporting with Images plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
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The Columbia Guide to Online Style

Author: Janice R. Walker,Todd Taylor

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231506988

Category: Reference

Page: 288

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The Columbia Guide to Online Style is the standard resource for citing electronic and electronically accessed sources. It is also a critical style guide for creating documents electronically for submission for print or electronic publication. Updated and expanded, this guide now explains how to cite technologies such as Web logs and pod casts; provides more guidance on translating the elements of Columbia Online Style (COS) citations for use with existing print-based formats (such as MLA, APA, and Chicago); and features additional guidelines for producing online and print documents based on new standards of markup language and publication technologies. This edition also includes new bibliographic styles for humanities and scientific projects; examples of footnotes and endnotes for Chicago-style papers; greater detail regarding in-text and parenthetic reference and footnote styles; an added chapter on how to locate and evaluate sources for research in the electronic age; and new examples for citing full-text or full-image articles from online library databases, along with information on how to credit the source of graphics and multimedia files. Staying ahead of rapidly evolving technologies, The Columbia Guide to Online Style continues to be a vital tool for online researchers.
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Garner's Modern American Usage

Author: Bryan Garner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195382757

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 942

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A guide to proper American English word usage, grammar, pronunciation, and style features examples of good and bad usage from the media.
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The Sense of Style

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

Author: Steven Pinker

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 069817030X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

View: 8753

“Charming and erudite," from the author of Enlightenment Now, "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? From the author of The Better Angels of Our Nature and Enlightenment Now. 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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Schreiben wie ein Schriftsteller

Fach- und Sachbuch, Biografie, Reisebericht, Kritik, Business, Wissenschaft und Technik

Author: William Zinsser

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783932909726

Category:

Page: 236

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Fanning the Spark

A Memoir

Author: Mary Ward Brown

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817316450

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 154

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"Fanning the Spark" is the story ofMary Ward Brown'slife as a writer her upbringing in rural Alabama; the joys of college, marriage, and motherhood; the sorrows of becoming a widow; and a lifelong devotion to writing, writers, and literature, and the company of those who shared those loves, nurturing and feeding her interior life in the face of many challenges, losses, and obstacles, both emotional and material."
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Outrage: Art, Controversy, and Society

Author: R. Howells,A. Ritivoi,J. Schachter

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137283548

Category: Art

Page: 331

View: 8340

A study of controversy in the arts, and the extent to which such controversies are socially rather than just aesthetically conditioned. The collection pays special attention to the vested interests and the social dynamics involved, including class, religion, culture, and - above all - power.
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Politics

Observations and Arguments, 1966-2004

Author: Hendrik Hertzberg

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101200928

Category: History

Page: 720

View: 3938

Cause for jubilation: One of America’s wisest and most necessary voices has distilled what he knows about politics, broadly speaking, into one magnificent volume. Here at last are Henrik Hertzberg’s most significant, hilarious, and devastating dispatches from the American scene he has chronicled for four decades with an uncanny blend of moral seriousness, high spirits, and perfect rhetorical pitch. Politics is at once the story of American life from LBJ to GWB and a testament to the power of the written word in the right hands. In those hands, politics encompasses everyone from Jerry Garcia to Rush Limbaugh, every place from New Hampshire to Nicaragua, and everything from Playboy vs. Penthouse to Bush vs. Gore. Hendrik Hertzberg breaks down American politics into its component parts—campaigns, debates, rhetoric, the media, wars (cultural, countercultural, and real), high crimes and misdemeanors, the right, and more. Each section begins with a new piece of writing framing the subject at hand and contains the choicest, most illuminating pieces from his body of work. Politics is a tour of the defining moments of American life from the mid-’60s till the mid-’00s, a ride though recent American history with one of the most insightful and engaging guides imaginable, a writer who consistently makes us see more clearly and feel more deeply. “Politics is invaluable for all sorts of reasons—chief among them being decades of elegant writing in the service of surgical intelligence.”—Toni Morrison
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That or Which, and Why

A Usage Guide for Thoughtful Writers and Editors

Author: Evan Jenkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135868646

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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Journalese

A Dictionary for Deciphering the News

Author: Paul Dickson,Robert Skole

Publisher: Marion Street Press

ISBN: 193686357X

Category: Humor

Page: 192

View: 5785

A comprehensive A-to-Z dictionary of journalistic buzzwords and phrases, this witty book is both a handy reference and a humorous look at the true absurdity of journalists' tired quips and cliches. With an irreverent tone, the authors present hundreds of entries, the majority of which are accompanied by real-world examples and well-phrased criticisms, on topics such as incendiary leads, double entendres, media shoptalk, teasers, hidden agendas, and tabloid-TV excesses. A go-to resource for journalists, students, and word lovers, this book is a vanguard for identifying the misled word-based methods employed by modern media outlets.
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Health Professionals Style Manual

Author: Shirley H. Fondiller, EdD, RN, FAAN,Barbara J. Nerone, APR

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826125057

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 152

View: 8960

"This [book] is a guide to improving writing, with a major focus on demonstrating proper English grammar and compositionÖ.This is a must have reference to be kept at the writer's side." Score:100, 5 stars --Doody's Now you can learn and apply the basic principles of writing style, composition, grammar, word usage, and misusage, to the field of health care. With the Health Professionals Style Manual you will learn to improve your message and communicate more effectively. With up-to-date resources and references, these are just some of the rules and tools you will learn to use in your own writing: Style and Substance Art of Effective Writing Tips and Pitfalls Redundancies, Euphemisms, and Cliches Computers and the Internet Common Abbreviations and Acronyms Commonly Misspelled Words Using Prefixes and Suffixes Common Proofreader's Marks Electronic Resources If you're a researcher, student or professional specializing in the health related professions, this new, handy guide will help you improve your writing style and hone your grammar and word usage skills.
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