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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
"This wise and entertaining guide by one of the great editors of our time offers timeless tools for making meaning clear. Refresh your writing. Unravel convoluted sales talk written to deceive. See through political campaigns erected on a tower of falsehoods. Fake news is but one of the pimples of a literate civilization under siege. Slovenly English! Billions of words come at us every day with unimaginable velocity and shriveled meaning, in social media posts, bloated marketing, incomprehensible contracts, and political language 'designed to make lies sound truthful.' Orwell, of course. The digital era he never glimpsed has had unfortunate effects on understanding. Ugly words and phrases are picked up by the unwary and passed on like a virus. Cryptic assertion supplants explanation and reasoned argument. Muddle and contradiction suffocate meaning. You will write better--and have fun--with the original approaches of an editor experienced in ridding prose of corrupting predators: learn to recognize the infiltrators, the flesh-eaters. and the zombies. But watch, too, as Harry Evans identifies the magic potions mixed by the best of prose writers. He has spent his life clarifying complexities, from the tragic poisoning of thalidomide babies to the urgent files from battlefield reporters and his political histories. Make yourself clear with a trustworthy editor at your side."--Jacket
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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
  • Englisch
  • Rhetorik
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
Label
Do I make myself clear? : why writing well matters, Harold Evans
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-404)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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
ocn949143091
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vi, 408 pages
Isbn
9780316277174
Lccn
2016953762
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780316277174
  • (OCoLC)949143091
Label
Do I make myself clear? : why writing well matters, Harold Evans
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-404)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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
ocn949143091
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vi, 408 pages
Isbn
9780316277174
Lccn
2016953762
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780316277174
  • (OCoLC)949143091

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