Write Right, A Desktop Digest of Punctuation, Grammar, and Style, by Jan Venolia, AUTHOR RESOURCE

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DESCRIPTION:

The newest edition of Jan Venolia’s best-selling guide, Write Right! is an essential resource for writers with 500,000+ copies sold since publication.

In this age of electronic correspondence and self-produced documents, we need a useful and reliable writing guide more than ever. Write Right! covers the essentials of good writing in a concise and easy-to-follow format. The new edition of this classic handbook takes you through the entire writing process, from understanding the parts of speech to constructing a correct sentence to fine-tuning the mechanics. And with clever drawings and amusing quotations to illustrate its points, Write Right! shows that language can be fun as well as an effective communication tool. Whether it’s used to find a quick answer to a nagging question or to develop stronger writing skills, this handy reference is the ideal resource for writers of all levels.

Includes a resource section with a list of helpful websites and a glossary to quickly define difficult terms.

Paperback, Fourth Edition, 224 pages
Published August 21st 2001 by Ten Speed Press (first published 1979)
Original Title: Write Right!: A Desktop Digest of Punctuation, Grammar, and Style
ISBN: 1580083285 (ISBN13: 9781580083287)

MY BOOK REVIEW:

This book is broken down into three parts: Part one: The Basics. Here the author talks about coming to terms with terms. Part two: The Tools of Writing. Here the author talks about grammatical guidelines, punctuation pointers and copyediting considerations. Part three: The Craft of Writing. Here the author discusses words and style.

After the three parts, there is a resource section of frequently misspelled words, a glossary, bibliography and web sites that are helpful.

I would suggest this book as a great resource tool for authors and students. The book is small and not very long.

I give this book:

3-stars

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