9780073378855

Media Writer's Handbook: A Guide to Common Writing and Editing Problems

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  • ISBN13:

    9780073378855

  • ISBN10:

    0073378852

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-06-13
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

Appropriate for media writing courses as either a primary or supplemental text,Media Writer's Handbookis a primer for anyone who really wants to understand the grammatical and stylistic elements of good writing. Long after being a teaching tool in the classroom, it functions as a resource book that students and professionals can place on their desks alongside their dictionaries and stylebooks.

Table of Contents

Improving Immediately
25 Ways to Better Writing Immediately
Are These Distinctions Worth Making?
Language Lapses
It's Nobody's Guess
The Trouble with ""Only""
One Potato, Two Potatoes: Forming plurals and possessives from words ending in ch, sh, x, s, sis, ss, zz, y, and o
Excising the Excessive
Building Sentences
Nouns
Pronouns
Noun-Pronoun Agreement
Verbs and Verbals C
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