Essential English for Journalists, Editors and Writers

Essential English for Journalists, Editors and Writers Review

This brisk and pungent guide to the use of words as tools of communication is written primarily for journalists, yet its lessons are of immense value to all who face the problem of giving information, whether to the general public or within business, professional or social organizations. What makes a good English sentence? How should you rewrite a bad one? What clichés and other word-traps are to be avoided? Using a wealth of examples drawn from British and American newspapers, Essential English is an indispensable guide for all who have to convey information by the written or printed word.

Title:Essential English for Journalists, Editors and Writers
Edition Language:English

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  • Hayley

    It's always a little disconcerting to discover a mistake in a book that's about how to write well, even if it might simply be a case of an accidental misprint.That said, this is a great book! It's an ...

  • Andrew Staples

    The best book on journalistic writing ever written. I first encountered it in journalism college; 25 years on it remains within arms reach on my desk, next to an Oxford dictionary, Roget's Thesaurus a...

  • Grania

    Read it at work, while waiting for a PC. It is commonsensical, and full of astute editing suggestions. A new version for online editing would be super-useful....

  • Anthony Wolf

    Comprehensive read for classic journalistsI approached this read looking for a way to improve my journalistic skills and get constantly better at what I'm doing. I was not disappointed. Essential Engl...

  • Suzanne Perry

    Great editing and writing guide....

  • Ryan Williams

    ‘The penny-a-liner, who has largely disappeared anyway, is a petty corruptor of the language by comparison with Her Majesty’s Government and the Pentagon. English has no greater enemy than officia...

  • ^

    A great and very, very, useful book. One to keep close and dip into: frequently. Despite my initial forebodings, this book is a lively and memorable read....

  • Alja

    I love this book! Since I am studying journalismI will read it again and again. I think it is interesting for everyone who wants to write a good clear English....

  • Ramesh Prabhu

    The perfect cure for those who believe that "good" writing necessarily involves the use of bombastic phrases and big words: http://goo.gl/m31PH (The Reading Room)....

  • Peter

    Might be the most important book I've ever read...