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
Genre
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
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1928-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Evans, Harold
Dewey number
808/.042
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PE1408
LC item number
.E83 2017eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication Studies
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Composition & Creative Writing
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Editing & Proofreading
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Grammar & Punctuation
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Style Manuals
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
Label
Do I make myself clear? : why writing well matters, Harold Evans
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-404)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
Control code
ocn987437073
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 408 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780316432306
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
18F4D266-87EE-4F58-AE96-10616F80EC85
System control number
(OCoLC)987437073
Label
Do I make myself clear? : why writing well matters, Harold Evans
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-404)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
Control code
ocn987437073
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 408 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780316432306
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
18F4D266-87EE-4F58-AE96-10616F80EC85
System control number
(OCoLC)987437073

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