The Economist Style Guide

The Economist Style Guide

Based on The Economist's own house style manual, this is a companion for everyone who wants to communicate with the clarity, style, and precision for which The Economist is renowned.

Author: Ann Wroe

Publisher: Economist Books

ISBN: 1781258317

Category: Authorship

Page: 288

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Over a million copies soldClear writing is the key to clear thinking. So think what you want to say, then say it as simply as possible.That's the thinking that underpins this much-loved guide, and the mantra for anyone wanting to communicate with the clarity, style and precision for which The Economist is renowned. The Economist Style Guide guides the reader through the pleasures and pitfalls of English usage. It offers advice on the consistent use of punctuation, abbreviations and capital letters, identifies common errors and clichés and contains an exhaustive range of reference material - covering everything from business ratios to mathematical symbols and common Latin phrases. It also tackles the key differences between British and American English. But this is no ordinary guide to English usage. It has a wit, verve and flair which make it much more than a simple work of reference. Here are just some examples: - anticipate does not mean expect. Jack and Jill expected to marry; if they anticipated marriage, only Jill might find herself expectant.- Take care with between. To fall between two stools, however painful, is grammatically acceptable. To fall between the cracks is to challenge the laws of physics.- critique is a noun. If you want a verb, try criticise.- use words with care. If This door is alarmed, does its hair stand on end? The Economist Style Guide is required reading for anyone who wants to communicate with style.
Categories: Authorship

The Economist Style Guide

The Economist Style Guide

12th Edition The Economist, Ann Wroe. Preface. Every newspaper has its own style book, a set of rules telling journalists whether to write e-mail or email, ... This twelfth edition of the “The Economist Style Guide” is in three parts.

Author: The Economist

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 9781782833482

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Over a million copies sold Clear writing is the key to clear thinking. So think what you want to say, then say it as simply as possible. That's the thinking that underpins this much-loved guide, and the mantra for anyone wanting to communicate with the clarity, style and precision for which The Economist is renowned. The Economist Style Guide guides the reader through the pleasures and pitfalls of English usage. It offers advice on the consistent use of punctuation, abbreviations and capital letters, identifies common errors and clichés and contains an exhaustive range of reference material - covering everything from business ratios to mathematical symbols and common Latin phrases. It also tackles the key differences between British and American English. But this is no ordinary guide to English usage. It has a wit, verve and flair which make it much more than a simple work of reference. Here are just some examples: - anticipate does not mean expect. Jack and Jill expected to marry; if they anticipated marriage, only Jill might find herself expectant. - Take care with between. To fall between two stools, however painful, is grammatically acceptable. To fall between the cracks is to challenge the laws of physics. - critique is a noun. If you want a verb, try criticise. - use words with care. If This door is alarmed, does its hair stand on end? The Economist Style Guide is required reading for anyone who wants to communicate with style.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

How to be a Successful Economist

How to be a Successful Economist

And remember, whatever your own style and views on grammar, these may not be shared by the person who (whom) you are trying ... by the Economist Style Guide (Wroe, Ann (2018)), The Economist Style Guide, 12th edition (Economist Books).

Author: Vicky (Visiting Professor Pryce, Visiting Professor Birmingham City University and King's Collee London)

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198869047

Category:

Page: 363

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Exploring the wealth of career opportunities open to those with an interest in economics, Pryce, Ross, Birdi, and Harwood reflect on how students can become successful economists. An ideal complement to skills and employability modules on economics courses, or as pre-course reading, the authors explain the attributes that employers want and guide students to assemble the essential toolkit that all good economists need. The content uniquely brings together chapters which demystify the roles and industries that typically recruit economists; explore the importance of strong communication, quantitative, and broader soft skills and how to develop these; and coaches readers through the application and interview process for graduate positions. Readers will benefit from candid reflections on the advantages and drawbacks of particular career paths as well as the insights contributed by the authors, recent graduates,and experienced industry professionals. Professionals with experience working in industries such as financial services, government and policy, journalism, and consultancy participated in conversations with the authors about their careers. The valuable insights and advice they shared are included throughout the book and full video interviews can be found either in the e-book version of this title, or with the accompanying online resources. Digital formats and resourcesThis book is available for students and institutions to purchase in a variety of formats, and is supported by online resources. The e-book offers a mobile experience and convenient access along with video content capturing conversations between the authors and practitioners and links that offer extra learning support: www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/ebooks
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The Copyeditor s Handbook

The Copyeditor s Handbook

BuzzFeed's free internet style guide for “everything from hard-hitting journalism to fun quizzes,” updated regularly to ... 12th ed. London: Economist Books, 2018. Style guide for the British weekly magazine for international news, ...

Author: Amy Einsohn

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520972278

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 568

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Unstuffy, hip, and often funny, The Copyeditor’s Handbook has become an indispensable resource both for new editors and for experienced hands who want to refresh their skills and broaden their understanding of the craft of copyediting. This fourth edition incorporates the latest advice from language authorities, usage guides, and new editions of major style manuals, including The Chicago Manual of Style. It registers the tectonic shifts in twenty-first-century copyediting: preparing text for digital formats, using new technologies, addressing global audiences, complying with plain language mandates, ensuring accessibility, and serving self-publishing authors and authors writing in English as a second language. The new edition also adds an extensive annotated list of editorial tools and references and includes a bit of light entertainment for language lovers, such as a brief history of punctuation marks that didn’t make the grade, the strange case of razbliuto, and a few Easter eggs awaiting discovery by keen-eyed readers. The fourth edition features updates on the transformation of editorial roles in today’s publishing environment new applications, processes, and protocols for on-screen editing major changes in editorial resources, such as online dictionaries and language corpora, new grammar and usage authorities, online editorial communities, and web-based research tools When you’re ready to test your mettle, pick up The Copyeditor’s Workbook: Exercises and Tips for Honing Your Editorial Judgment, the essential new companion to the handbook.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Garner s Modern English Usage

Garner s Modern English Usage

55th ed. N.Y.: Basic Books, 2020. The Chicago Manual of Style. 17th ed. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 2017. The Economist Style Guide. 12th ed. N.Y.: The Economist, 2018. Garner, Bryan A. The Redbook: A Manual on Legal Style. 4th ed.

Author: Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780197599020

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Page: 1306

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The most original and authoritative voice of today's English lexicography presents a fully revised new edition of his beloved usage dictionary When Bryan Garner published the first edition of A Dictionary of Modern American Usage in 1999, the book quickly became one of the most influential style guides ever written for the English language. After four previous editions and over twenty years, our language has evolved in many ways, and the powerful tool of big data has revolutionized lexicography. This extensively revised new edition fully captures these changes, featuring a thousand new entries and over two hundred replacement entries, thoroughly updated usage data and ratios on word frequency based on the Google Ngram Viewer, a more balanced coverage of World Englishes, not just American and British, and the inclusion of gender-neutral language. However, one thing has not changed: in no sense is this a regular dictionary but a masterpiece of lexicography written with wit and personality by one of the preeminent authorities on the English language. To put it in David Foster Wallace's words, Garner's discussion of rhetoric and style still borders on genius. From the (lost) battle between self-deprecating and self-depreciating to the misuse of it's for its, from the variant spelling patty-cake taking over pat-a-cake in American English to the singular uses of they, Garner explains the nuances of grammar and vocabulary and the linguistic blunders to which modern writers and speakers are prone, whether in word choice, syntax, phrasing, punctuation, or pronunciation. His empirical approach liberates English from two extremes: from the purists who maintain that split infinitives and sentence-ending prepositions are malfeasances and from the linguistic relativists who believe that whatever people say or write must necessarily be accepted. The purpose of Garner's dictionary is to help writers, editors, and speakers use the language effectively. And it does so in a playful and persuasive way that will help you sound grammatical but relaxed, refined but natural, correct but unpedantic.
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Translating Cultures

Translating Cultures

The Economist Style Guide (Wroe 2018), now in its 12th edition, is another popular publication, and provides a typical example of the practical reader- oriented advice that is given in the British style guides: The first requirement of ...

Author: David Katan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000395532

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 432

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This bestselling coursebook introduces current understanding about culture and provides a model for teaching culture to translators, interpreters and other mediators. The approach is interdisciplinary, with theory from Translation Studies and beyond, while authentic texts and translations illustrate intercultural issues and strategies adopted to overcome them. This new (third) edition has been thoroughly revised to update scholarship and examples and now includes new languages such as Arabic, Chinese, German, Japanese, Russian and Spanish, and examples from interpreting settings. This edition revisits the chapters based on recent developments in scholarship in intercultural communication, cultural mediation, translation and interpreting. It aims to achieve a more balanced representation of written and spoken communication by giving more attention to interpreting than the previous editions, especially in interactional settings. Enriched with discussion of key recent scholarly contributions, each practical example has been revisited and/ or updated. Complemented with online resources, which may be used by both teachers and students, this is the ideal resource for all students of translation and interpreting, as well as any reader interested in communication across cultural divides. Additional resources are available on the Routledge Translation Studies Portal: http://routledgetranslationstudiesportal.com/
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Coaching for Careers A practical guide for coaches

Coaching for Careers  A practical guide for coaches

Lees, J. (2018) How to Get a Job You Love: 2019–20 Edition. ... Rogers, J. (2016) Coaching Skills: The Definitive Guide to Being a Coach, 4th edn. ... Wroe, A. (2018) The Economist Style Guide, 12th edition. London: Profile Books.

Author: Jenny Rogers

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335248261

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

View: 471

How can coaches help clients navigate the changing world of work? This book offers a step-by-step, practical guide to running a complete career coaching programme: assessing the present; looking at motivation, skills and ‘personal brand’; writing the most powerful CV/résumé; getting through a job interview or assessment centre successfully; and negotiating terms for a new job. Career coaching has never been needed more now that jobs for life have disappeared, being made redundant is common, the ‘gig economy’ is here to stay, and young people often must start in unpaid roles. The principles of career coaching are much the same whether you are a professional executive coach or a volunteer working for a charity whose aim is to get people back into work. But how do you do it most effectively? The focus must be on the whole career coaching cycle and building a holistic understanding of how a client’s personal and professional life has influenced the person they are today, who they want to be, and how to set successful goals. Important reading for any coach who wants to understand and improve their career coaching. “This is a must-have resource for all coaches to support clients in career and job transition.” Terry H. Hildebrandt, PhD, MCC, MCEC, Director of Evidence Based Coaching, Fielding Graduate University, USA “The clearest, wisest guide I have yet read on coaching towards success in the complex world of work.” Sarah Gillett CMG CVO, Former ambassador, and coach in-training “Jenny continues to set the bench mark for what it means to be a great coach. An inspiring read for anyone interested in coaching.” Kate Stephens, CEO, Smart Works Charity “The wealth of Jenny’s own experience and the depth of her expertise gives her the authority to teach us all and we are grateful to her for the extent of our continued learning.” Catherine Devitt CEO, Meyler Campbell “This is far more than a superbly comprehensive set of tools and techniques for career coaching – although it definitely is that. This is a masterful narration of the whole story of career coaching at a much deeper level.” Jane Cook, Head of Leadership and Coaching, Linden Learning “An experiential step-by-step guide to working with clients who are exploring real issues around their work, career, and life, to bring out their best selves. One of the best in furthering your learning and growth as a coach.” Diane Brennan, DBH, MCC, Director of Leadership & Organizational Development University of Arizona and Past President of the International Coach Federation (2008) “A thorough overview of the skills and knowledge required by career coaches. This not only defines the coach’s professional toolkit, but reveals the very best practice in career coaching.” John Lees, author of How to Get a Job You Love
Categories: Business & Economics

The Magazines Handbook

The Magazines Handbook

The Economist and Ann Wroe (2018) The Economist Style Guide, 12th edition. Frost, C. (2012) 'Production processes' and 'Typography', in Designing for Newspapers and Magazines, 2nd edition. Garfield, S. (2011) Just My Type: A Book About ...

Author: Jenny McKay

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351616881

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 360

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The Magazines Handbook is an introductory guide to all aspects of magazine journalism and publishing. The book explores the latest innovations in digital design and delivery, whilst also reaffirming the continued importance of key journalistic skills, including good interviewing, feature writing and news writing. The book includes chapters on the visual aspects of magazines, such as illustration and picture editing, and chapters covering the business background of this increasingly global industry. Jenny McKay offers tips on training and work experience as well as outlining the function of various editorial jobs. Profiles of four young journalists give a flavour of life in the early years of a career. Chapters include: advice on embarking on a career in magazine journalism; an overview of magazine design and the production process; analysis of the state of the magazine industry today, with a look to its future; a discussion of legal issues related to magazine journalism; a glossary of key terms and recommended reading in every chapter. Now in its fourth edition, The Magazines Handbook offers a nuanced and reflective account of periodical journalism, ideal for students of journalism and budding professionals who are seeking a useful starting point for wide-ranging academic discussion about magazines.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Thinking German Translation

Thinking German Translation

Scientific and Technical Translation Explained: A Nuts and Bolts Guide for Beginners. London and New York: Routledge. ... Wroe, Ann 2018. The Economist Style Guide. 12th edn. London: Profile Books. Postscript A career in translation?*

Author: Margaret Rogers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317414629

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 256

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Thinking German Translation is a comprehensive practical course in translation for advanced undergraduate students of German and postgraduate students embarking on Master’s translation programmes. Now in its third edition, this course focuses on translation as a decision-making process, covering all stages of the translation process from research, to the ‘rewriting’ of the source text in the language of translation, to the final revision process. This third edition brings the course up to date, referencing relevant research sources in Translation Studies and technological developments as appropriate, and balancing the coverage of subject matter with examples and varied exercises in a wide range of genres from both literary and specialised material. All chapters from the second edition have been extensively revised and, in many cases, restructured; new chapters have been added—literary translation; research and resources—as well as suggestions for further reading. Offering around 50 practical exercises, the course features material from a wide range of sources, including: business, economics and politics advertising, marketing and consumer texts tourism science and engineering modern literary texts and popular song the literary canon, including poetry A variety of translation issues are addressed, among them cultural differences, genre conventions, the difficult concept of equivalence, as well as some of the key differences between English and German linguistic and textual features. Thinking German Translation is essential reading for all students seriously interested in improving their translation skills. It is also an excellent foundation for those considering a career in translation. A Tutor’s Handbook offers comments and notes on the exercises for each chapter, including not only translations but also a range of other tasks, as well as some specimen answers. It is available to download from www.routledge.com/9781138920989.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

A Practical Guide to Lawyering Skills

A Practical Guide to Lawyering Skills

Wroe, A, The Economist Style Guide, 12th edn, 3 May 2018, Economist Books. ... 6 See Minto, B, The Pyramid Principle: Logic in Writing and Thinking, 3rd Edition, 2009, London: Prentice Hall, discussed by Costanzo in op cit, fn 1, ...

Author: Fiona Boyle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351169745

Category: Law

Page: 332

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Legal skills are an important and increasing part of undergraduate law degrees as well as postgraduate vocational law courses. This fully updated fourth edition continues to bring together the theory and practice of these skills in an accessible and practical context. The authors draw on their experience of teaching and of law in practice to develop the core skills taught on both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Skills covered include: • written communication; • mediation; • opinion writing; • drafting; • advocacy; • interviewing; • negotiation; • legal research. The text also considers the professional and ethical context of legal practice, provides an insight into the legal services landscape as well as offering valuable careers advice. Diagrams and flow charts help to explain and develop each skill and each chapter ends with suggestions for further reading. A Practical Guide to Lawyering Skills is essential reading for all undergraduate and vocational law students seeking to develop the necessary skills to work successfully with law in the twenty-first century.
Categories: Law