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The Resource Do I make myself clear? : why writing well matters, Harold Evans

Do I make myself clear? : why writing well matters, Harold Evans

Label
Do I make myself clear? : why writing well matters
Title
Do I make myself clear?
Title remainder
why writing well matters
Statement of responsibility
Harold Evans
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Harry Evans has edited everything from the urgent files of battlefield reporters to the complex thought processes of Henry Kissinger. He's even been knighted for his services to journalism. In DO I MAKE MYSELF CLEAR?, he brings his indispensable insight to us all in his definite guide to writing well. The right words are oxygen to our ideas, but the digital era, with all of its TTYL, LMK, and WTF, has been cutting off that oxygen flow. The compulsion to be precise has vanished from our culture, and in writing of every kind we see a trend towards more--more speed and more information but far less clarity. Evans provides practical examples of how editing and rewriting can make for better communication, even in the digital age. DO I MAKE MYSELF CLEAR? is an essential text, and one that will provide every writer an editor at his shoulder
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1928-
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Evans, Harold
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
Label
Do I make myself clear? : why writing well matters, Harold Evans
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-404)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Tools of the trade -- A noble thing -- Use and abuse of writing formulas -- The sentence clinic -- Ten shortcuts to making yourself clear -- Please don't feed the zombies, flesh-eaters, and pleonasms -- Interlude: Give the Bard a break -- II. Finishing the job -- Every word counts -- Care for meanings -- Storytelling: the long and short of it -- III. Consequences -- Steps were taken: explaining the underwear bomber -- Money and words -- Buried treasure: it's yours, but words get in the way -- Home runs for writers
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vi, 408 pages
Isbn
9780316277174
Lccn
2016953762
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)949143091
  • (OCoLC)ocn949143091
  • 886755
Label
Do I make myself clear? : why writing well matters, Harold Evans
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-404)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Tools of the trade -- A noble thing -- Use and abuse of writing formulas -- The sentence clinic -- Ten shortcuts to making yourself clear -- Please don't feed the zombies, flesh-eaters, and pleonasms -- Interlude: Give the Bard a break -- II. Finishing the job -- Every word counts -- Care for meanings -- Storytelling: the long and short of it -- III. Consequences -- Steps were taken: explaining the underwear bomber -- Money and words -- Buried treasure: it's yours, but words get in the way -- Home runs for writers
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vi, 408 pages
Isbn
9780316277174
Lccn
2016953762
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)949143091
  • (OCoLC)ocn949143091
  • 886755

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