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The Elephants of Style

A Trunkload of Tips on the Big Issues and Gray Areas of Contemporary American English
  • By Bill Walsh
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Advice on good writing from everybody's favorite editorial curmudgeon

Persnickety, cantankerous, opinionated, entertaining, hilarious, wise...these are a few of the adjectives reviewers used to describe good-writing maven Bill Walsh's previous book, Lapsing Into a Comma. Now, picking up where he left off in Lapsing, Walsh addresses the dozen or so biggest issues that every writer or editor must master. He also offers a trunkload of good advice on the many little things that add up to good writing. Featuring all the elements that made Lapsing such a fun read, including Walsh's trademark acerbic wit and fascinating digressions on language and its discontents, The Elephants of Style provides:

  • Tips on how to tame the "elephants of style"--the most important, frequently confused elements of good writing
  • More of Walsh's popular "Curmudgeon's Stylebook"--includes entries such as Snarky Specificity, Metaphors, Near and Far, Actually is the New Like, and other uses and misuses of language
  • Expert advice for writers and editors on how to work together for best results

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9780071422680
    • Manufacturer: McGraw Hill Book Co
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780071422680
    • Publication Date: 03/01/2004
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Bill Walsh
    • Page Count: 238
    • Width: 5.50 inches
    • Height: 0.70 inches
    • Length: 8.20 inches
    • Weight: 0.65 pounds
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