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Write to the point : how to be clear, correct and persuasive on the page.

Author: Sam Leith
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : PROFILE BOOKS LTD, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Writing tends to make people anxious, and with good reason. The first sentence of a job application letter can consign it to the bin. A speech intended to rouse can put a room to sleep. A mistimed tweet can cost you your job. And a letter to a beloved may aim to convey feelings of tenderness but end up making the recipient laugh rather than melt. -- Succinct treatments of the most general principles of style and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Leith, Sam.
Write to the point.
[Place of publication not identified] : PROFILE BOOKS LTD, 2017
(OCoLC)989038167
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sam Leith
ISBN: 9781782831730 1782831738
OCLC Number: 1006724146
Description: 1 online resource.

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Writing tends to make people anxious, and with good reason. The first sentence of a job application letter can consign it to the bin. A speech intended to rouse can put a room to sleep. A mistimed tweet can cost you your job. And a letter to a beloved may aim to convey feelings of tenderness but end up making the recipient laugh rather than melt. -- Succinct treatments of the most general principles of style and composition, as well as examinations of specific modes of address (What is a subtweet? How do I write a moving elegy?) are accompanied by concrete and well-illustrated dos and don'ts and examples of wins and fails. Astute, sprightly and illuminating, Write to the Point will give you the skills and confidence you need to get your message across on every occasion.

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At last, a book on correct writing that is genuinely amusing - and not just for language nerds ... Informative and hugely entertaining, like a Scotch-soaked conversation with an eccentric, Read more...

 
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