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The Resource The Facts on File guide to style, Martin H. Manser ; Stephen Curtis, associate editor

The Facts on File guide to style, Martin H. Manser ; Stephen Curtis, associate editor

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The Facts on File guide to style
Title
The Facts on File guide to style
Statement of responsibility
Martin H. Manser ; Stephen Curtis, associate editor
Title variation
  • Guide to style
  • Style
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Contributor
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Language
eng
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Review
Professional reference book writer and editor Manser (The Facts On File Dictionary of Classical and Biblical Allusions ) proposes that style can be learned and sets out to help readers refine their writing skills. He first defines “stylish” writing and then, in a very orderly fashion, outlines methods for improving one’s prose. The book is replete with examples for understanding and honing one’s writing style, and handy overviews can be found at the end of each chapter. Not everyone will be inspired by the scholarly British approach (Winston Churchill and Lord Byron are quoted), but the serious budding author will find quality instruction. The lack of reference to contemporary authors gives the book a timeless quality. Part 2 introduces the reader to the practice of style in the construction of letters, résumés, reports, and other materials. It serves its purpose, but the real value is in Part 1, where the author clearly outlines the fundamentals of style instruction. Bottom Line Designed for use as a companion to The Facts On File Guide to Good Writing , this book is aimed at secondary school students, making it a solid choice for school libraries and public libraries supporting writing programs.— Ann Schade, Edgewood Coll., Madison, WI --Ann Schade (Reviewed August 15, 2006) (Library Journal, vol 131, issue 13, p122)
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Manser, Martin H
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 7
  • 9
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handbooks
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Curtis, Stephen
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True
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Facts on File library writer's library
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  • English language
  • Report writing
Target audience
adult
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The Facts on File guide to style, Martin H. Manser ; Stephen Curtis, associate editor
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Publication
Copyright
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Includes index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
611034
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 317 pages
Isbn
9780816060412
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2005023169
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780816060429
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780816060412
  • (OCoLC)61261284
Label
The Facts on File guide to style, Martin H. Manser ; Stephen Curtis, associate editor
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
611034
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 317 pages
Isbn
9780816060412
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2005023169
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780816060429
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780816060412
  • (OCoLC)61261284

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