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  • Writing at Workby Neil James

    Allen & Unwin 2007; US$ 31.81

    Based on workshops developed by the Plain English Foundation, this is a practical, well-tested manual for anyone who needs to get it right the first time when they're writing reports, tenders, letters and other documents at work. more...

  • The Sound on the Pageby Ben Yagoda

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.99

    In writing, style matters. Our favorite writers often entertain, move, and inspire us less by what they say than by how they say it. In The Sound on the Page , acclaimed author, teacher, and critic Ben Yagoda offers practical and incisive help for writers on developing and discovering their own style and voice. This wonderfully rich and readable... more...

  • On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Editionby William Zinsser

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 12.79

    On Writing Well has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style. It is a book for everybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get through the day, as almost everybody does in the age of e-mail and the Internet. Whether you want to write about people or places, science and technology,... more...

  • SCIENTIFIC WRITING 2.0by Jean-Luc Lebrun

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 28.00 US$ 25.48

    The book helps scientists write papers for scientific journals. Using the key parts of typical scientific papers (Title, Abstract, Introduction, Visuals, Structure, and Conclusions), it shows through numerous examples, how to achieve the essential qualities required in scientific writing, namely being clear, concise, convincing, fluid, interesting,... more...

  • The Damn Good Resume Guide, Fifth Editionby Yana Parker; Beth Brown

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2012; US$ 12.99

    One of the best-selling resume books of all time and a trusted resource for job-seekers for nearly three decades, this edition of  The Damn Good Resume Guide  has been completely revised and updated for today’s marketplace. One of the best-selling resume books of all time and a trusted resource for job-seekers for nearly three decades, this edition... more...

  • The Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fictionby Philip Athans; R. A. Salvatore

    F+W Media 2010; US$ 14.95 US$ 13.46

    Science fiction and fantasy is one of the most challenging--and rewarding!--genres in the bookstore. But with New York Times bestselling author Philip Athans and fantasy giant R. A. Salvatore at your side, you’ll create worlds that draw your readers in--and keep them reading! Just as important, you’ll learn how to prepare your work for today’s... more...

  • It Was the Best of Sentences, It Was the Worst of Sentencesby June Casagrande

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2010; US$ 14.00

    In this wickedly humorous manual, language columnist June Casagrande uses grammar and syntax to show exactly what makes some sentences great—and other sentences suck. Great writing isn’t born, it’s built—sentence by sentence. But too many writers—and writing guides—overlook this most important unit. The result? Manuscripts that will never be published... more...

  • Writing the Short Filmby Patricia Cooper; Ken Dancyger

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 39.95

    The short film is a unique narrative art form that, while lending itself to experimentation, requires tremendous discipline in following traditional filmic considerations. This book takes the student and novice screenwriter through the storytelling process- from conception, to visualization, to dramatization, to characterization and dialogue- and teaches... more...

  • Writing a Reportby John Bowden

    How To Books 2008; US$ 19.95

    John Bowden studied at the London School of Economics. He has enjoyed success both as a professional manager in industry, and as a senior lecturer, and has written several books on communication. more...

  • College Writing and Beyondby Anne Beaufort

    Utah State University Press 2008; US$ 20.95 US$ 17.81

    Composition research consistently demonstrates that the social context of writing determines the majority of conventions any writer must observe. Still, most universities organize the required first-year composition course as if there were an intuitive set of general writing "skills" usable across academic and work-world settings. In College Writing... more...