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  • The Elements of Journalism, Revised and Updated 3rd Editionby Bill Kovach; Tom Rosenstiel

    Crown/Archetype 2014; US$ 16.00

    The Book That Every Citizen and Journalist Should Read “What this book does better than any single book on media history, ethics, or practice is weave . . . [together] why media audiences have fled and why new technology and megacorporate ownership are putting good journalism at risk.” —Rasmi Simhan, Boston Globe “Kovach and Rosenstiel’s essays... more...

  • Writing Toolsby Roy Peter Clark

    Little, Brown and Company 2008; US$ 20.00

    A special 10th anniversary edition of Roy Peter Clark's bestselling guide to writing, featuring five bonus tools. Ten years ago, Roy Peter Clark, America's most influential writing teacher, whittled down almost thirty years of experience in journalism, writing, and teaching into a series of fifty short essays on different aspects... more...

  • How to Say It, Third Editionby Rosalie Maggio

    Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 22.00

    For anyone who has ever searched for the right word at a crucial moment, the revised third edition of this bestselling guide offers a smart and succinct way to say everything One million copies sold! How to Say It® provides clear and practical guidance for what to say--and what not to say--in any situation. Covering everything from business correspondence... more...

  • Writing Under Pressureby Sanford Kaye

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 13.99

    In Writing Under Pressure , Sanford Kaye, a renowned expert on the subject, presents a system he calls the Quick Writing Process (QWP) that focuses on real-world writing tasks and demonstrates how to produce the clearest, most honest, most powerful work possible under the constraints of time and space. A writing instructor with twenty-five years... more...

  • A Dictionary of Modern English Usageby H. W. Fowler; David Crystal

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 11.99

    No book had more influence on twentieth-century attitudes to the English language in Britain than Henry Fowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage. It rapidly became the standard work of reference for the correct use of English in terms of choice of words, grammar, and style. Much loved for his firm opinions, passion, and dry humour, Fowler has stood... more...

  • The Copywriter's Handbookby Robert W. Bly

    Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 15.39

    The classic guide to copywriting, now in an entirely updated third edition This is a book for everyone who writes or approves copy: copywriters, account executives, creative directors, freelance writers, advertising managers . . . even entrepreneurs and brand managers. It reveals dozens of copywriting techniques that can help you write ads, commercials,... more...

  • The Plain English Approach to Business Writingby Edward P. Jr. Bailey

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 13.99

    Entertaining and down-to-earth, The Plain English Approach to Business Writing shows busy professionals of all backgrounds--corporate, government, financial, legal--how to write clearly and effectively. It can be read in an hour, and used for the rest of one's life. more...

  • Writing with a Word Processorby William Zinsser

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 5.22

    In this helpful and entertaining book the author of the classic On Writing Well explains that he has always had a love of paper and a fear of mechanical objects. He describes how he confronted his hang-ups, got a word processor, taught himself to use it and gradually overcame his sense of inferiority to the machine. He explains how the word processor—by... more...

  • The Art of Subtextby Charles Baxter

    Graywolf Press 2013; US$ 11.19

    Charles Baxter inaugurates The Art of , a new series on the craft of writing, with the wit and intelligence he brought to his celebrated book Burning Down the House: Essays on Fiction . Fiction writer and essayist Charles Baxter's The Art of Subtext: Beyond Plot discusses and illustrates the hidden subtextual overtones and undertones in fictional... more...

  • Webster's New World Punctuationby Geraldine Woods

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2011; Not Available

    Unsure about proper punctuation?   When in doubt, look it up!   THE PRACTICAL, ACCESSIBLE GUIDE TO CORRECT PUNCTUATION   Whether you're writing a business report or a book report, creating an article for a newsletter, writing a note to your child's teacher, a personal letter, or a cover letter, using proper punctuation helps you make your... more...