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Title
Edit yourself - a manual for everyone who works with words
Author
Bruce Clifford Ross-Larson
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
W.W. Norton and Company
Language
English
UK Publication Date
19970321

In the first part of this useful book, the author shows how to solve common problems of writing. The reader will learn how to recognize common problems of writing. The reader will learn how to recognize words and phrases that should be cut; how to shorten cumbersome sentences; how to arrange the elements of pairs, series, and compound subjects and predicates; how to recognize and rectify mismanaged participles; and how to be on the lookout for the better word.

The second part of the book consists of more than 1500 recommendations for cuts, changes, and comparisons that editors make to produce writing that is concise and effective.

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Bruce Ross-Larson lives in Washington, D.C.

Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
English language - Usage - Dictionaries.
Country of Publication
New York (State)
Number of Pages
109

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