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Author: Janet C Arrowood
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Writing in plain language is not something they teach you in school. But it is an art and a science, and you can learn how to do it and apply it so you can write for results. this book provides a step-by-step, example-filled guide to the critical aspects of writing in plain language-the type to writing people understand and to which they respond favorably. Good writers are made, not born. The examples and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
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Arrowood, Janet C.
Plain language, please.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2016]
(DLC) 2016026466
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janet C Arrowood
ISBN: 9781475824759 1475824750 9781475824766 1475824769
OCLC Number: 946160745
Description: xi, 82 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: A brief history of the (American) English language --
How to write in plain English --
Identify and write to the 'right' audience --
Keep it simple and short --
Planning and organizing your documents --
Applying the 'Cs' and 'Rs' of effective writing --
Using correct grammar and punctuation --
Using reader-friendly voice, tone, and person --
Applying effective self-editing and self-proofreading techniques --
Netiquette and writing for the likely viewing medium --
Conclusion : the wrap-up.
Responsibility: Janet C. Arrowood.

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"Writing in plain language is not something they teach you in school. But it is an art and a science, and you can learn how to do it and apply it so you can write for results. this book provides a step-by-step, example-filled guide to the critical aspects of writing in plain language-the type to writing people understand and to which they respond favorably. Good writers are made, not born. The examples and information in this book will guide you along the process of becoming one of those "good" writers, and you may even find yourself looking forward to your next writing project."--Back cover.

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Janet Arrowood has written a clear, no-nonsense guide that sets out a compelling case for plain language, with a set of simple tools for easily de-cluttering prose on any subject. In an era when the Read more...

 
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