Watch Your Words  : A Writing and Editing Handbook for the Multimedia Age

Watch Your Words : A Writing And Editing Handbook For The Multimedia Age

by Marda Dunsky
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ISBN
1442253444
Pages
108 Pages
Published
Rowman & Littlefield , 24.06.2015
Publisher
Rowman & Littlefield
Journalists — even those working simultaneously in print, on air and on the Web — trade in words. Using language well across platforms is a vital skill; the cleaner and clearer the text, the more effective the result. Watch Your Words, now in its fourth edition, is a brief and accessible handbook for mastering baseline knowledge of punctuation, grammar, usage and Associated Press style. This new edition features a new quality-control guide to writing and editing. The guide covers accuracy and fact-checking; brevity and tightening; clarity; use of quotes and attribution; and basic editing principles. The new edition also incorporates current AP style and continues to offer language-skills self-tests with answer keys, as well as sections on spelling and copy-editing symbols. It is an excellent resource for use in both the classroom and the newsroom.

Marda Dunsky, an editor, educator and editorial consultant, teaches at the Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University.

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