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How to Edit Your Own Writing

Author: Claire Kehrwald Cook,Modern Language Association of America,Modern Language Association

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395393918

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 219

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The complete guide to self-editing, illustrating the most common problems with hundreds of before-and-after examples
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Language Maven Strikes Again

Author: William Safire

Publisher: Doubleday

ISBN: 030780058X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 447

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Good news! America’s master wordsmith strikes again with a new collection of erudite, witty, provocative, sometimes barbed, frequently hilarious “On Language” columns. Published in The New York Times and syndicated in more than three hundred other newspapers, these opinions from the “Supreme Court of Current English Usage” cover everything from the bottom line on tycoonese and the accesses* of computerese to portmanteau words like televangelist and Draconomics (the language maven’s own plan for our bloated economy). Although Safire makes an admirable case for adverbs and adjectives, advocates of strong verbs will be heartened to hear that he also: pleads for the preservation of the subjunctive mood; delivers, hot off the college campus, the latest lingo in which ‘rents means parents and yesterday’s wimps are today’s squids; decries the brevity-is-next-to-godliness literary school; bids farewell to anxiety (it’s been replaced by trendy stress or swangst); noodles over such weighty geopolitical questions as “when an intercept of a fighter is a buzz”; bemoans the loss of roughage to fiber; and rides herd over the language spoken in Marlboro Country. More good news! Safire again spices his own wit and wisdom with correspondence from Lexicographic irregulars, those zealous readers and letter writers who reply to his columns with praise, scorn, corrections and nitpicks—anything to match wits with Super-maven. If You Could Look It Up and Take My Word for It occupy prominent spots in your bookcase, then Language Maven Strikes Again belongs there too. If they don’t, then begin with this Safire and work your way back. *That’s not a typo—that’s a pun.
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Teaching Revising and Editing

An Annotated Bibliography

Author: Bruce W. Speck,Dean A. Hinnen,Kathleen Hinnen

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313279577

Category: Education

Page: 205

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This volume is the only book-length bibliography on the important topic of teaching revising and editing.
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Learn To Program with Java SE6

Author: John Smiley

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1612740235

Category:

Page: N.A

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An Introductory text on Java using the freely downloadable JDK (Java Development Kit). The easiest technical book you'll ever read. Open it up and see for yourself. Join Professor Smiley's Java class as he teaches essential skills in programming, coding and more. Using a student-instructor conversational format, this book starts at the very beginning with crucial programming fundamentals. You'll quickly learn how to identify customer needs so you can create an application that achieves programming objectives---just like experienced programmers. By identifying clear client goals, you'll learn important programming basics---like how computers view input and execute output based on the information they are given---then use those skills to develop real-world applications. Participate in this one-of-a-kind classroom experience and see why Professor Smiley is renowned for making learning fun and easy.
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Learn to Program with JavaScript

Author: John Smiley

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1847289991

Category:

Page: 383

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Javascript is a powerful, object-based scripting language;JavaScript programs can be embedded directly in HTML web pages. When combined with the Document Object Model (DOM) defined by a web browser, Javascript allows you to create Dynamic HTML (DHTML) content and interactive client-side web applications. JavaScript syntax is similar to that of other popular programming languages such as C, C++ and Java, which makes it easy to learn for experienced programmers. At the same time, JavaScript is an interpreted scripting language, providing a flexible, forgiving environment in which new programmers can learn. There's no need to buy a JavaScript compiler or interpreter---the JavaScript interpreter is shipped as part of your Internet Browser.
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing Business Books

Author: Bert Holtje

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101133589

Category: Reference

Page: 336

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The great idea is only the beginning. The typical business book author often lacks style, voice, pace, or focus. This guide takes the reader on a virtual tour of business book publishing, providing all the information essential to a successful book, from shaping the idea to writing the proposal to approaching an agent and beyond. ?Covers the essentials of marketing and publicity ?Addresses self-publishing, for those business book writers who simply look to sell their books at conferences ?The Complete Idiot's Guides® dedicated to writing and publishing continue to do well
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Start Your Own Wedding Consultant Business

Your Step-By-Step Guide to Success

Author: Entrepreneur Press

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 1613081677

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 159

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Say “I Do” to Success From wedding bells to wedding bills, gain an inside look at the billion dollar wedding industry and learn how to earn your next pay check coordinating the “big” day of today’s brides and grooms. Discover the newest wedding trends, such as destination weddings, tapas-style catering, disposable video cameras, wedding logos and more. Plus, learn everything else you need to know to start and run a successful wedding consultant business, including: How to market your services and find customers Using social media to attract and communicate with clients Tips from the pros for handling the unexpected What licenses and permits you need How to avoid common mistakes How to negotiate with vendors and suppliers to get the best prices The most important contacts to make And more! You don’t need an office or a lot of startup money. With your creativity and help from our experts, you’ll be well on your way to success!
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Start Your Own Freelance Writing Business and More

Copywriter, Proofreader, Copy Editor, Journalist

Author: Entrepreneur Press

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 1613080719

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 148

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Are you ready to free yourself from commuter traffic, office hours and boring writing projects? Then it’s time to take your writing career into your own hands—and start your professional freelance writing business! One of the fastest and least expensive homebased businesses to start, the business of freelance writing lets you turn your writing talent into professional independence—set your own hours, choose your own projects and take charge of your income! This complete guide arms you with all you need to know to not only start your freelance writing business but to make sure it’s a success. Learn how to: • Start your business instantly and for little money • Operate your business using freelance business basics and rules • Choose your writing niche • Use your writing expertise to advertise and find clients • Increase your income by improving your writing skills and expanding your client base Start your freelance writing business today—and begin earning income tomorrow!
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The Craft of Revision, Anniversary Edition

Author: Donald M. Murray

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0840028857

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Donald M. Murray's lively and inspiring approach to writing and revision does not condescend but invites students into the writer's studio. The ANNIVERSARY EDITION includes a new foreword by Brock Dethier, Writing Program Director at Utah State University and former University of New Hampshire colleague of the late Donald Murray. They met in 1978 and when Dethier later became an adjunct instructor at UNH, struggling to balance his teaching career with his dreams of getting published, Murray was a source of guidance and support. Dethier offers not only an introduction to the man behind the book, but a retrospective of Murray's significant contributions to the Composition world and the ways in which THE CRAFT OF REVISION helps students to actually DO the writing--not just talk about it. 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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