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Media writer's handbook : a guide to common writing and editing problems

Author: George T Arnold
Publisher: Boston : McGraw-Hill, ©2000.
Series: McGraw-Hill series in mass communication and journalism.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"This book is a desk reference and quick guide to grammar. Media Writer's Handbook contains simple explanations, practical examples, and helpful suggestions. From language discrimination to wordiness, this book helps you avoid writing and editing errors."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Style manuals
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George T Arnold
ISBN: 0697355012 9780697355010
OCLC Number: 41026604
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxi, 257 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface --
pt. I. Building Sentences --
1. 25 Ways to Improve Writing Immediately --
2. Nouns --
3. Pronouns --
4. Noun-Pronoun Agreement --
5. Verbs and Verbals --
6. Subject-Verb Agreement --
7. Adjectives --
8. Adverbs --
9. Comparison of Adjectives and Adverbs --
10. Prepositions --
11. Conjunctions --
12. Interjections --
13. Sentences and Syntax --
pt. II. Punctuating --
14. Periods --
15. Question Marks --
16. Exclamation Marks --
17. Commas --
18. Semicolons --
19. Colons and Dashes --
20. Parentheses and Brackets --
21. Slashes and Hyphens --
22. Apostrophes --
23. Quotation Marks --
24. Sensitivity in Language --
Reference 1: Words Frequently Confused --
Reference 2: Words Frequently Misspelled --
Reference 3: Irregular Verbs --
Reference 4: Wordiness and Trite Expressions --
Reference 5: When to Use a hyphen, One Word, or Two Words --
Index.
Series Title: McGraw-Hill series in mass communication and journalism.
Responsibility: George T. Arnold.
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