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The Elephants of Style : A Trunkload of Tips on the Big Issues and Gray Areas of Contemporary American English

The Elephants of Style : A Trunkload of Tips on the Big Issues and Gray Areas of Contemporary American English
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  • Sales Rank:55,946
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
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  • Edition:1
  • Pages:238
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  • Dimensions (in):5.5 x 0.6 x 8.2
  • Publication Date:March 12, 2004
  • MPN:639785385646
  • ISBN:0071422684
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  • EAN:9780071422680
  • ASIN:0071422684
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Synopsis

Advice on good writing from everybody's favorite editorial curmudgeon

Persnickety, cantankerous, opinionated, entertaining, hilarious, wise...these are a few of the adjectives reviewers used to describe good-writing maven Bill Walsh's previous book, Lapsing Into a Comma. Now, picking up where he left off in Lapsing, Walsh addresses the dozen or so biggest issues that every writer or editor must master. He also offers a trunkload of good advice on the many little things that add up to good writing. Featuring all the elements that made Lapsing such a fun read, including Walsh's trademark acerbic wit and fascinating digressions on language and its discontents, The Elephants of Style provides:

  • Tips on how to tame the "elephants of style"--the most important, frequently confused elements of good writing
  • More of Walsh's popular "Curmudgeon's Stylebook"--includes entries such as Snarky Specificity, Metaphors, Near and Far, Actually is the New Like, and other uses and misuses of language
  • Expert advice for writers and editors on how to work together for best results

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