The Elephants of Style [Audiobook] download free by Bill Walsh

The Elephants of Style Audiobook download free by Bill Walsh
  • Listen audiobook: The Elephants of Style
  • Author: Bill Walsh
  • Release date: 2004/3/17
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Teaching Resources and Education
  • ISBN: 9780071422680
  • Rating: 7.56 of 10
  • Votes: 674
  • Review by: Emilee Thorton
  • Review rating: 9.46 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/24
  • Duration: 3H10M48S in 256 kbps (51.2 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-07-06
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: AIFF, MPEG4, MP3, WMA, WAV, MPEG-4 DST, FLAC, AC3 (compression TAR.7Z, ZIP, TBZ2, TZ, RAR, EML)
  • Total pages original book: 256
  • Includes a PDF summary of 21 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 16M48S (4.2 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: This is a thorough, and thoroughly entertaining, guide to writing like the pros. What do writers and editors mean when they talk about style? Sometimes they mean formatting for consistency and clarity. (Is it Texas or Tex. or TX? One space or two after a period?) Sometimes they mean correctness in spelling, grammar, word usage and punctuation. (A historic or an historic? The data is or the data are? And sometimes they mean style as in stylishness. (Bright and breezy or just-the-facts-ma'am? Is that cute little idea fresh and original or tired and silly? Inside, you'll find answers that will add polish and sparkle to your writing.In the word-nerd classic 'Lapsing Into a Comma', Bill Walsh of the 'Washington Post' entertained, educated and enlightened writers, editors, students and language lovers with commonsense guidelines and opinionated commentary on American English in the computer age. In 'The Elephants of Style' he takes a step back and presents an in-depth look at the basics, including spelling, capitalization, abbreviations, subject-verb agreement, plurals and possessives.With sometimes acerbic wit, the author also addresses: The lies your English teacher told you.Balancing the traditional ('Once wrong, always wrong') with the progressive ('Everybody does it') as language continues to evolve. How and why major publications differ in their handling of basic spelling, capitalization and punctuation issues. How empathy between writers and editors can make writing better. 'The Elephants of Style' includes a continuation of 'The Curmudgeon's Stylebook', Walsh's A-to-Z glossary of style matters big and small, guaranteed to address questions that no other usage manuals cover. Is Starbucks a coffee shop? Is it porn or porno?
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Industrial Or Vocational Training, Writing & Editing Guides, Business Communication & Presentation, Creative Writing & Creative Writing Guides, Usage & Grammar Guides
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 16.41 USD
  • Dimensions: 137x208x15mm
  • Weight: 358g
  • Printed by: MCGRAW-HILL Professional
  • Published in: New York, NY, United States

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