Oxford Guide to Plain English

Oxford Guide to Plain English

Book - 2013
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Plain English is the art of writing clearly, concisely, and in a way that precisely communicates your message to your intended audience. This book offers 25 practical guidelines helping you to improve your vocabulary, style, grammar, and layout to achieve clear writing. It gives expert adviceon all aspects of the writing process: from avoiding jargon and legalese, to organizing written information in print and online. It also shows you how it's done with hundreds of real examples, including "before" and "after" versions. All this is presented in an authoritative and engaging way.Completely revised and updated, this essential reference work is now even more useful: the word lists have been expanded; a new list of cliched and troublesome words to avoid has been added; and examples of real-life stories have been replaced with more recent ones. An improved design gives the booka fresh feel.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition: Fourth edition.
ISBN: 9780199669172
Branch Call Number: 808.042 CUT
Characteristics: xxxii, 288 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm


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Mary E Smith
May 27, 2014

APL added a great little book to its stacks!

The "Oxford Guide to Plain English" far outweighs the proverbial Funk & White Style of Writing books that date back to the 1970s. The Oxford Guide to Plain English is stated in plain English--- a topic explained in this little desk reference.

If your are an aspiring writer or a seasoned editor, you may want to add this to your repertoire.

Once again, the Brits come out on top! The Oxford Guide series is just one more reason why Oxford University is an Ivy League institution.

Not interested in another reference? It's a good read all by it's self. Pick it up, randomly pick a page, point, and brush up!

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