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Every writer needs help with words: choosing them, using them, spelling them correctly. When is optimal or optimum the better choice? Why use germane when relevant is, well, more relevant? Created for just such tortuous (torturous?) situations, this handy guide provides an A-to-Z listing of troublesome, confusing words, accompanied by clear examples and explanations to help avoid common mistakes. With a discussion on getting the most out of words, a helpful resource section, humorous illustrations, and clever bits of wordplay, this compact reference is an indispensable resource.
  • The latest addition to Jan Venolia'¬?s Right! series, which has sold more than 600,000 copies.
  • With the growing influence of email and other instant communication on the English language, a modern reference is more important than ever.
  • Small and portable, this book is easier to carry and to use than some of the larger, bulkier reference works.
  • The cover design for WRITE RIGHT! and REWRITE RIGHT! was selected to display in the AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) 50 Books / 50 Covers Exhibition in 2001. The designer for this series (including The Right Word!) is Paul Kepple, director, Headcase Design, Philadelphia, PA.
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    Includes bibliographical references (p. 153-155) and index.

    Synopsis:

    Every writer needs help with words: choosing them, using them, spelling them correctly. What's the difference between chronic and acute? When is optimal or optimum the better choice? Why use germane when relevant is, well, more relevant? Created for just such tortuous (torturous?) situations, this handy guide, the latest in the Right! series by noted writing authority Jan Venolia, provides an A-to-Z listing of troublesome, confusing words, accompanied by clear examples and explanations to help avoid common mistakes. With a discussion on getting the most out of words, a helpful resource section, humorous illustrations, and clever bits of wordplay, this compact reference is the perfect addition to the writer's shelf.

    About the Author

    JAN VENOLIA has been helping people improve their writing for more than 30 years. A veteran writer and editor, Jan lends her expertise to workshops and conferences. She lives in Gualala, California.

    Product Details

    ISBN:
    9781580085076
    Subtitle:
    How to Say What You Really Mean
    Author:
    Venolia, Jan
    Publisher:
    Ten Speed Press
    Location:
    Berkeley
    Subject:
    English language
    Subject:
    Vocabulary
    Subject:
    Usage
    Subject:
    Composition & Creative Writing - General
    Subject:
    English language -- Usage.
    Subject:
    Reference-Spelling and Vocabulary
    Edition Description:
    Trade paper
    Series:
    Right!
    Publication Date:
    20030729
    Binding:
    Paperback
    Grade Level:
    General/trade
    Language:
    English
    Illustrations:
    Yes
    Pages:
    176
    Dimensions:
    7.06x5.54x.53 in. .43 lbs.

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    "Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 153-155) and index.
    "Synopsis" by , Every writer needs help with words: choosing them, using them, spelling them correctly. What's the difference between chronic and acute? When is optimal or optimum the better choice? Why use germane when relevant is, well, more relevant? Created for just such tortuous (torturous?) situations, this handy guide, the latest in the Right! series by noted writing authority Jan Venolia, provides an A-to-Z listing of troublesome, confusing words, accompanied by clear examples and explanations to help avoid common mistakes. With a discussion on getting the most out of words, a helpful resource section, humorous illustrations, and clever bits of wordplay, this compact reference is the perfect addition to the writer's shelf.
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