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Author: Janet C Arrowood
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Writing in plain language is not something they teach in you school. But it is an art and a science, and you can learn how to do it and apply it-how to write for results. This book provides a step-by-step, example-filled guide to the critical aspects of writing in plain English-plain language-the type of writing people understand and to which they respond favorably. Not many people refuse to read a newspaper because  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Arrowood, Janet C.
Plain language, please.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2016]
(DLC) 2016015190
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Janet C Arrowood
ISBN: 9781475824773 1475824777
OCLC Number: 951465397
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction --
Chapter 1: A brief history of the (American) English language --
Chapter 2: How to write in plain English --
Chapter 3: Identify and write to the 'right' audience --
Chapter 4: Keep it simple and short --
Chapter 5: Planning and organizing your documents --
Chapter 6: Applying the Cs' and Rs' of effective writing --
Chapter 7: Using correct grammar and punctuation --
Chapter 8: Using reader-friendly voice, tone, and person --
Chapter 9: Applying effective self-editing and proofreading techniques --
Chapter 10: Netiquette and writing for the likely viewing medium --
Conclusion: The wrap-up.
Responsibility: Janet Arrowood.

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Writing in plain language is not something they teach in you school. But it is an art and a science, and you can learn how to do it and apply it-how to write for results. This book provides a step-by-step, example-filled guide to the critical aspects of writing in plain English-plain language-the type of writing people understand and to which they respond favorably. Not many people refuse to read a newspaper because it is "too easy," but lots of people avoid technical publications and barbecue grill instructions because they are "too hard" or unintelligible. Good writers are made, not born. Th.

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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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