The Penguin Writer's Manual

Author: Martin Manser,Stephen Curtis

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141924829

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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The Penguin Writer's Manual is the essential companion for anyone who wants to master the art of writing good English. Whether you're composing an essay, sending a business letter or an email to a colleague, or firing off an angry letter to a newspaper, this guide will help you to brush up you communication skills and write correct and confident English.
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Penguin Writers' Guides: How to Write Effective Emails

How to Write Effective Emails

Author: R. L. Trask

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014193669X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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The Penguin Writers' Guides series provides authoritative, succinct and easy-to-follow guidance on specific aspects of written English. Whether you need to brush up your skills or get to grips with something for the first time, these invaluable Guides will help you find the best way to get your message across clearly and effectively. Many of us are spending more and more time using emails, especially at work. This practical guide steers you through all the basics and 'netiquette' of emailing strangers, business contacts and colleagues: from setting up an email account, presentation and formatting of your emails to how to avoid offensive blunders and the legal issues surrounding this kind of writing. It offers indispensable guidance for simple and direct writing - including cultural differences, appropriate language and common pitfalls - so that your emails give the best possible impression.
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Penguin Writers' Guides: How to Punctuate

How to Punctuate

Author: George Davidson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141941340

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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The Penguin Writers' Guides series provides authoritative, succinct and easy-to-follow guidance on specific aspects of written English. Whether you need to brush up your skills or get to grips with something for the first time, these invaluable Guides will help you find the best way to get your message across clearly and effectively. This practical one-stop guide explains all the punctuation marks you are ever likely to encounter - and gives advice for writing on computer, such as the use of italics and boldface type. From apostrophes to accents, it shows you which marks to use and where to put them in a sentence, with helpful examples of correct and incorrect use. Ideal for both quick reference and in-depth browsing, the guide provides all the tips and techniques you will need for accurate punctuation.
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Penguin Writers' Guides: How to Write Better English

How to Write Better English

Author: Robert Allen

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141941359

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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The Penguin Writers' Guides series provides authoritative, succinct and easy-to-follow guidance on specific aspects of written English. Whether you need to brush up your skills or get to grips with something for the first time, these invaluable Guides will help you find the best way to get your message across clearly and effectively. This essential guide covers the key rules - and pitfalls - of written and spoken grammar. It covers such areas as: the building blocks of language, common errors and misconceptions, choosing the right level of expression, differences between British and American English, and political correctness. It also discusses various uses of language, from creative writing, CVs and reports to verbal presentations, and business and personal letters, with many useful suggestions for accurate and fluent English.
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A Writer's Guide to Fiction

Author: Elizabeth Lyon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399528583

Category: Reference

Page: 255

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A comprehensive guide to the art of writing discusses the art and craft of creating fiction, including short stories and novels, with tips on the fundamentals of characterization, theme, and pacing, and provides helpful tips on the business side of writing, how to target one's audience, marketing advice, and more. Original
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The Penguin Dictionary of American English Usage and Style

A Readable Reference Book, Illuminating Thousands of Traps That Snare Writers and Speakers

Author: Paul W. Lovinger

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 9780142000465

Category: Reference

Page: 491

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Features more than one thousand primary entries, along with more than two thousand examples of questionable style and the misuse of language, providing valuable lessons for students, writers, and speakers.
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The Penguin Guide to Punctuation

Author: R L Trask

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141991585

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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The Penguin Guide to Punctuation is indispensable for anyone who needs to get to grips with using punctuation in their written work. Whether you are puzzled by colons and semicolons, unsure of where commas should go or baffled by apostrophes, this jargon-free, succinct guide is for you.
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Penguin Writers' Guides: How to Write Better Letters

How to Write Better Letters

Author: Cherry Chappell

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141905077

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 7318

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The Penguin Writers' Guides series provides authoritative, succinct and easy-to-follow guidance on specific aspects of written English. Whether you need to brush up your skills or get to grips with something for the first time, these invaluable Guides will help you find the best way to get your message across clearly and effectively. A simple and practical guide, How to Write Better Letters explains how to write a wide range of letters, from invitations and letters of condolence to practical correspondence including complaints, job applications, letters of resignation and those trying to raise sponsorship. Drawing on advice from a variety of experts and containing many authentic letters as examples, this guide also details the appropriate title to give any correspondent, outlines common mistakes in spelling and grammar, and provides essential tips on matters such as setting the correct tone when writing emails.
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100 Things Every Writer Needs to Know

Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399525087

Category: Reference

Page: 245

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A comprehensive handbook for writers encompasses information and advice on topics such as building one's skills, setting up a workspace, getting editors' attention, finding a literary agent, and avoiding common mistakes. Original.
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