Do I make myself clear? : why writing well matters
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Published
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
Edition
First edition.
ISBN
0316277177, 9780316277174
Physical Desc
vi, 408 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Published
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
Format
Book
Edition
First edition.
Language
English
ISBN
0316277177, 9780316277174

Notes

Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-404).
Description
"This wise and entertaining guide by one of the great editors of our time offers timeless tools for making meaning clear. Refresh your writing. Unravel convoluted sales talk written to deceive. See through political campaigns erected on a tower of falsehoods. Fake news is but one of the pimples of a literate civilization under siege. Slovenly English! Billions of words come at us every day with unimaginable velocity and shriveled meaning, in social media posts, bloated marketing, incomprehensible contracts, and political language 'designed to make lies sound truthful.' Orwell, of course. The digital era he never glimpsed has had unfortunate effects on understanding. Ugly words and phrases are picked up by the unwary and passed on like a virus. Cryptic assertion supplants explanation and reasoned argument. Muddle and contradiction suffocate meaning. You will write better--and have fun--with the original approaches of an editor experienced in ridding prose of corrupting predators: learn to recognize the infiltrators, the flesh-eaters. and the zombies. But watch, too, as Harry Evans identifies the magic potions mixed by the best of prose writers. He has spent his life clarifying complexities, from the tragic poisoning of thalidomide babies to the urgent files from battlefield reporters and his political histories. Make yourself clear with a trustworthy editor at your side."--Jacket.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Evans, H. (2017). Do I make myself clear?: why writing well matters (First edition.). Little, Brown and Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Evans, Harold, 1928-2020. 2017. Do I Make Myself Clear?: Why Writing Well Matters. Little, Brown and Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Evans, Harold, 1928-2020. Do I Make Myself Clear?: Why Writing Well Matters Little, Brown and Company, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Evans, Harold. Do I Make Myself Clear?: Why Writing Well Matters First edition., Little, Brown and Company, 2017.

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