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No writer's or editor's desk is complete without a battered, page-bent copy of the AP Stylebook. However, this not-so-easy-to-use reference of journalistic style is often not up-to-date and leaves reporters and copyeditors unsatisfied. Bill Walsh, copy chief for the Washington Post's business desk, addresses these shortcomings in Lapsing into a Comma. In an opinionated, humorous, and yes, curmudgeonly way, he shows how to apply the basic rules to unique, modern grammar issues. Walsh explains how to deal with perplexing situations such as trendy words, foreign terms, and web speak.

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The copy chief for the Washington Post business desk offers an entertaining but practical guide to the ins and outs of modern language usage, discussing the complexities of modern style, grammar, punctuation, and trendy words, foreign terms, and web speak. Original.

Synopsis:

In an opinionated, humorous, curmudgeonly way, the copy chief for the "Washington Post's" business desk goes beyond the "AP Stylebook" to apply the basic rules to unique, modern grammar issues. Walsh explains how to deal with perplexing situations such as trendy words, foreign terms, and Web speak.

About the Author

Bill Walsh is the copy chief for the Washington Post's business desk. He also runs a website, www.theslot.com, where he answers questions about style and grammar.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071389921
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill
Subject:
English language
Author:
Walsh, Bill
Author:
Walsh, William F
Subject:
Editing & Proofreading
Subject:
Editing
Subject:
Language Arts & Disciplines-Editing & Proofreading
Subject:
Language Arts & Disciplines : Editing & Proofreading
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
August 2000
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
256

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Reference » Editing
Reference » General
Reference » Grammar and Style
Reference » Style Manuals
Reference » Writing » General

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"Synopsis" by , The copy chief for the Washington Post business desk offers an entertaining but practical guide to the ins and outs of modern language usage, discussing the complexities of modern style, grammar, punctuation, and trendy words, foreign terms, and web speak. Original.
"Synopsis" by , In an opinionated, humorous, curmudgeonly way, the copy chief for the "Washington Post's" business desk goes beyond the "AP Stylebook" to apply the basic rules to unique, modern grammar issues. Walsh explains how to deal with perplexing situations such as trendy words, foreign terms, and Web speak.
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