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Bryson's dictionary for writers and editors

Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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" ... A personal collection, built up over thirty years as a writer and editor in two countries" and "intended as a quick, concise guide to the problems of English spelling and usage." First published in the 1980s, Bryson's compilation has been updated and re-released, and includes definitions, guides to punctuation and grammar, and helpful conversion tables (Celsius to Fahrenheit; kilometers to miles). In short,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Bryson
ISBN: 9780767922692 0767922697
OCLC Number: 166273774
Description: viii, 398 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Dictionary for writers and editors
Responsibility: Bill Bryson.

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" ... A personal collection, built up over thirty years as a writer and editor in two countries" and "intended as a quick, concise guide to the problems of English spelling and usage." First published in the 1980s, Bryson's compilation has been updated and re-released, and includes definitions, guides to punctuation and grammar, and helpful conversion tables (Celsius to Fahrenheit; kilometers to miles). In short, it's equal parts The Elements of Style, Associated Press Stylebook, Webster's New World Dictionary, and general desktop encyclopedia.--From publisher description.

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