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Media Writer's Handbook: A Guide to Common Writing and Editing Problems https://www.mheducation.com/cover-images/Jpeg_400-high/0073512001.jpeg 6 2013 9780073512006 Appropriate for media writing courses as either a primary or a supplemental text, Media Writer's Handbook is a primer for anyone who really wants to understand the grammatical and stylistic elements of good writing. Useful as a teaching tool in the classroom, this book also becomes a trusted reference resource for students and professionals. The sixth edition continues to identify and offer simple solutions for the most common language errors committed every day by mass media writers and broadcasters.
09780073512006
Media Writer's Handbook: A Guide to Common Writing and Editing Problems

Media Writer's Handbook: A Guide to Common Writing and Editing Problems, 6th Edition

ISBN10: 0073512001 | ISBN13: 9780073512006
By George Arnold
© 2013

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Appropriate for media writing courses as either a primary or a supplemental text, Media Writer's Handbook is a primer for anyone who really wants to understand the grammatical and stylistic elements of good writing. Useful as a teaching tool in the classroom, this book also becomes a trusted reference resource for students and professionals. The sixth edition continues to identify and offer simple solutions for the most common language errors committed every day by mass media writers and broadcasters.

Preface

Part 1. IMPROVING IMMEDIATELY

Chapter 1. 25 Ways to Improve Writing Immediately

Chapter 2. Are These Distinctions Worth Making?

Chapter 3. Language Lapses

Chapter 4. It's Nobody's Guess

Chapter 5. The Trouble with "Only"

Chapter 6. One Potato, Two Potatoes

Chapter 7. Excising the Excessive

Chapter 8. "I Don't Sound like a Vice President"

Part 2. BUILDING SENTENCES

Chapter 9. Nouns

Chapter 10. Pronouns

Chapter 11. Noun-Pronoun Agreement

Chapter 12. Verbs and Verbals

Chapter 13. Subject-Verb Agreement

Chapter 14. Adjectives

Chapter 15. Adverbs

Chapter 16. Comparison of Adjectives and Adverbs

Chapter 17. Prepositions

Chapter 18. Conjunctions

Chapter 19. Interjections

Chapter 20. Sentences and Syntax

Part 3. PUNCTUATING

Chapter 21. Periods

Chapter 22. Question Marks

Chapter 23. Exclamation Marks

Chapter 24. Commas

Chapter 25. Semicolons

Chapter 26. Colons and Dashes

Chapter 27. Parentheses and Brackets

Chapter 28. Slashes and Hyphens

Chapter 29. Apostrophes

Chapter 30. Quotation Marks

Chapter 31. Sensitivity In Language

Part 4. QUICK REFERENCE

Reference 1. Words Frequently Confused

Reference 2. Words Frequently Misspelled

Reference 3. Irregular Verbs

Reference 4. Wordiness and Trite Expressions

Reference 5. When to Use a Hyphen, One Word, or Two Words

Index

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