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  • Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Wordsby Bill Bryson

    Crown Publishing Group 2002; US$ 14.00

    As usual Bill Bryson says it best: ?English is a dazzlingly idiosyncratic tongue, full of quirks and irregularities that often seem willfully at odds with logic and common sense. This is a language where ?cleave? can mean to cut in half or to hold two halves together; where the simple word ?set? has 126 different meanings as a verb, 58 as a noun,... more...

  • The African American Guide to Writing & Publishing Non Fictionby Jewell Parker Rhodes

    Crown Publishing Group 2002; US$ 14.00

    In college and graduate school, Jewell Parker Rhodes never encountered a single reading assignment or exercise that featured a person of color. Now she has made it her mission to rectify the situation, gathering advice and inspiring tips tailored for African Americans seeking to express their life experiences. Comprehensive and totally energizing,... more...

  • Hypnotic Writingby Joe Vitale

    Wiley 2010; US$ 19.95

    Discover the secrets of written persuasion! "The principles of hypnosis, when applied to copywriting, add a new spin to selling. Joe Vitale has taken hypnotic words to set the perfect sales environment and then shows us how to use those words to motivate a prospect to take the action you want. This is truly a new and effective approach to copywriting,... more...

  • Copyediting and Proofreading For Dummiesby Suzanne Gilad

    Wiley 2011; US$ 15.99

    Turn your knack for language into a lucrative career Must-know techniques and resources for maximizing your accuracy and speed Interested in becoming a copyeditor or proofreader? Want to know more about what each job entails? This friendly guide helps you position yourself for success. Polish your skills, build a winning résumé and land... more...

  • Bryson's Dictionary for Writers and Editorsby Bill Bryson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.95

    From one of America's most beloved and bestselling authors, a wonderfully useful and readable guide to the problems of the English language most commonly encountered by editors and writers. What is the difference between ?immanent? and ?imminent?? What is the singular form of graffiti? What is the difference between ?acute? and ?chronic?? What is... more...

  • Chambers Good Writing Guideby Ian Brookes; Duncan Marshall

    Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd 2004; US$ 13.99

    Compiled by experienced language trainers; Packed with practical examples and tips; Explanations of points that often create problems, eg confusing words such as &osq;immigrate&csq; and &osq;emigrate&csq;. Chambers Good Writing Guide gives advice on not only how to write English correctly, but also how to write it well. The book explains everything... more...

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Power Wordsby Scott Ph.D. Snair

    DK Publishing 2009; US$ 14.95

    At a loss for words? The gift of understanding power words and phrases will allow readers to set themselves apart, be more assertive, and impress and inspire others. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Power Words also discusses how to develop and encourage clear-headed attention between parties, proactive listening techniques, genuine interest,... more...

  • The Language of Successby Tom SANT

    AMACOM 2008; US$ 15.00

    Master the elusive art of clear, concise, and effective writing. more...

  • Thanks, But This Isn't for Usby Jessica Page Morrell

    Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 16.95

    A fun, practical guide that reveals the essentials of good fiction and memoir writing by exposing the most common mistakes literary writers make. All great works of fiction and memoir are unique-but most bad novels, stories, and memoirs have a lot in common. From clunky dialogue to poorly sketchedout characters, sagging pacing to exaggerated prose,... more...

  • How to Write Fast Under Pressureby Philip VASSALLO

    AMACOM 2009; US$ 4.99

    When the clock is ticking and the page is blank, this book provides fast answers for those writing under pressure. more...