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The Best Punctuation Book Period

Author : June Casagrande
ISBN : 9781607744948
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This all-in-one reference is a quick and easy way for book, magazine, online, academic, and business writers to look up sticky punctuation questions for all styles including AP (Associated Press), MLA (Modern Language Association), APA (American Psychological Association), and Chicago Manual of Style. Punctuate with Confidence—No Matter the Style Confused about punctuation? There’s a reason. Everywhere you turn, publications seem to follow different rules on everything from possessive apostrophes to hyphens to serial commas. Then there are all the gray areas of punctuation—situations the rule books gloss over or never mention at all. At last, help has arrived. This complete reference guide from grammar columnist June Casagrande covers the basic rules of punctuation plus the finer points not addressed anywhere else, offering clear answers to perplexing questions about semicolons, quotation marks, periods, apostrophes, and more. Better yet, this is the only guide that uses handy icons to show how punctuation rules differ for book, news, academic, and science styles—so you can boldly switch between essays, online newsletters, reports, fiction, and magazine and news articles. This handbook also features rulings from an expert “Punctuation Panel” so you can see how working pros approach sticky situations. And the second half of the book features an alphabetical master list of commonly punctuated terms worth its weight in gold, combining rulings from the major style guides and showing exactly where they differ. With The Best Punctuation Book, Period, you’ll be able to handle any punctuation predicament in a flash—and with aplomb.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Joy Of Syntax

Author : June Casagrande
ISBN : 9780399581076
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 60.68 MB
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Language columnist June Casagrande presents a fun and breezy guide to everything a grown-up interested in grammar needs to know. When it comes to grammar, it seems like everyone—even die-hard word nerds—feel they "missed something" in school. The Joy of Syntax picks up where sixth grade left off, providing a fresh foundation in English syntax served up by someone with an impressive record of making this otherwise inaccessible subject a true joy. With simple, pithy information on everything from basic parts of speech and sentence structure to usage and grammar pitfalls, this guide provides everything you need to approach grammar with confidence.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Frugal Book Promoter 3rd Edition

Author : Carolyn Howard-Johnson
ISBN : 9781615994687
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 50.33 MB
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The Frugal Book Promoter assures your book gets the best possible start in life, whether your publisher assigns zero dollars or thousands to your book’s marketing campaign. A former publicist, the author provides no-nonsense basics to build the essentials you need to build a time-saving social media campaign and knock’em dead lists of influencers that will be more effective than anything you could buy. Pick and choose from dozens of ideas for promotions that she developed or refined through extensive (and award-winning) book campaigns of her own. Several will match your pocketbook and personality. "The most expensive part of book promotion are the mistakes. This book will save you time and money." --Dan Poynter, legendary author of The Self-Publishing Manual "Carolyn Howard-Johnson’s Frugal Book Promoter is... a classic!" --Bookbaby.com "[Carolyn Howard-Johnson is] an incessant promoter who develops and shares new approaches for book promotion." --Marilyn Ross, founder, Small Publishers of North America and coauthor of The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing. "The Frugal Book Promoter has given me ideas that would never have occurred to me and has changed the way I think about book promotion." -- Mark Logie, award-winning poet and short-story writer Carolyn Howard-Johnson (@FrugalBookPromo) is a multi award-winning author of both fiction and nonfiction. She is a former publicist for a New York PR firm and a marketing instructor for the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program. She has appeared on hundreds of TV and radio stations both nationally and locally, and her poetry, essays, columns and stories are published frequently in journals and on the web. She admits to loving marketing almost as much as she loves writing. Learn more at www.HowToDoItFrugally.com From Modern History Press www.ModernHistoryPress.com
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Write To Influence

Author : Carla D. Bass, Colonel, USAF (ret)
ISBN : 9780997593037
Genre : Business & Economics
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Write to Influence! Personnel Appraisals, Resumes, Awards, Grants, Scholarships, Internships, Reports, Bid Proposals, Web Pages, Marketing, and More Powerful writing changes lives! You may be the best candidate -- hands down -- but if the competition is better at telling a story, you lose.Powerful writing correlates directly to success, personal and professional. With this book you will learn to: Write to win. Make each word count and every second of the reader's time play to your advantage Know your audience and frame the message. Critical to messaging Banish bureaucratic blather. Infuse products with clarity, precision, and focus Generate a resume that stands out ... for the right reasons Retain and develop talented people. Compose powerful, effective performance appraisals to advance deserving individuals Compose competitive submissions for contracts, grants, government requests for proposals, etc. Convince the reader you … not someone else … deserve this opportunity Defend your castle/expand your empire. Make a hard-hitting case to retain or acquire resources Create audience-friendly briefings. Find tips on text, graphics, and the delivery Craft effective email … polished, succinct, and likely to be read Nail the essay for college applications. Frame an attention-grabbing essay from the opening line to its conclusion Avoid the Dirty Dozen. Discover the most common errors in professional correspondence Attention employers! Write to Influence! is perfect for your staff! Have you read a paragraph in a report again and again ... unable to understand it? Bureaucratic blather is time consuming, frustrating, counterproductive, and the bane of today's business communication. Accurate, clear, and concise writing is the lifeblood for successful organizations ... private business; corporations; NGOs; government agencies; and the military, in particular. Apply this book to also: · Compete in large-scale award programs. Win accolades and recognition for your organization and people · Broadcast good news. Trumpet success via articles, blogs, press releases, newsletters, marking products, etc. · Extend your influence. Persuade others to support your endeavor, policy, or project. Ally with like-minded organizations – leverage their connections in a common cause · Maintain a robust web presence. Leverage each space above the fold to grab and keep the reader’s attention! · Work the occasional miracle “They” say, “It can’t be done.” Prove them wrong! Make that influential case, Write to Influence! Choose Write to Influence! when persuasive writing is paramount to your goals. Book Review 1: "Write to Influence! is a gem! Anyone interested in powerful, super-charged writing will appreciate this clear discussion of how to produce attention-grabbing pieces … where standout writing means the difference between success and failure." -- D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review Book Review 2: "In a 2-hour workshop, Carla added thousands of dollars to the bottom-line of organizations in Loudoun County. Using her techniques, the public and private sector leaders who participated can write to win." -- Leadership Loudoun Book Review 3: "This helped me pass my college classes! Write to Influence! is an amazing source if you want to improve your writing to earn higher grades. I like this MUCH better than a standard textbook. 10/10 recommend!" -- Emily, Amazon Reviewer
Category: Business & Economics

Ama Manual Of Style

Author : The JAMA Network Editors
ISBN : 9780190246594
Genre : Medical
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The AMA Manual of Style is a must-have resource for anyone involved in medical, health, and scientific publishing. Written by an expert committee of JAMA Network editors, this latest edition addresses issues that face authors, editors, and publishers in the digital age. Extensive updates are included in the References chapter, with examples of how to cite digital publications, preprints, databases, data repositories, podcasts, apps and interactive games, and social media. Full-color examples grace the chapter on data display, with newer types of graphic presentations and updated guidance on formatting tables and figures. The manual thoroughly covers ethical and legal issues such as authorship, conflicts of interest, scientific misconduct, intellectual property, open access and public access, and corrections. The Usage chapter has been revised to bring the manual up-to-date on word choice, especially in writing about individuals with diseases or conditions and from various socioeconomic, racial/ethnic, and sexual orientation populations. Specific nomenclature entries in many disciplines are presented to guide users in issues of diction, formatting, and preferred terminology. Guidance on numbers, SI units, and math has been updated, and the section on statistics and study design has undergone a major expansion. In sum, the answer to nearly any issue facing a writer or editor in medicine, health care, and related disciplines can be found in the 11th edition of the AMA Manual of Style. Available for institutional purchase or subscription or individual subscription. Visit AMAManualofStyle.com or contact your sales rep for more details.
Category: Medical

To Comma Or Not To Comma

Author : Arlene Miller
ISBN : 0998416568
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Why do commas have so many rules? Does the period go before or after the quotation mark? How do I use an ellipsis? Is a semicolon much different from a colon? Find out the answers to these and all your other punctuation questions in To Comma or Not to Comma, the latest grammar book from Arlene Miller, The Grammar Diva.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Pause And Effect

Author : M.B. Parkes
ISBN : 9781351912464
Genre : Literary Criticism
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From its publication in 1992 Pause and Effect has become a cornerstone of the study of punctuation across the world. Described as 'magisterial' by Lynne Truss in her best-selling Eats, Shoots and Leaves, this book has stimulated interest and scholarly debates among writers, literary critics, philosophers, linguists, rhetoricians, palaeographers and all those who study the use of language. To celebrate this extraordinary achievement, Pause and Effect has been republished in September 2008, coinciding with the publication of the author's new work, Their Hands Before Our Eyes. The first part of Pause and Effect identifies the graphic symbols of punctuation and deals with their history. It covers the antecedents of the repertory of symbols, as well as the ways in which the repertory was refined and augmented with new symbols to meet changing requirements. The second part offers a short general account of the principal influences which have contributed to the ways in which the symbols have been applied in texts, focusing on the evidence of the practice itself rather than on theorists. The treatment enables the reader to compare usages in different periods, and to isolate the principles which underlie the use of punctuation in all periods. The examples and plates which are at the core of the book provide the reader with an opportunity to test the author's observations. The examples are taken from a wide range of literary texts from different periods and languages. Latin texts are accompanied by English translation intended to illustrate the use of punctuation in the originals in so far as this is possible.
Category: Literary Criticism

Pause And Effect

Author : Malcolm Beckwith Parkes
ISBN : 0520079418
Genre : History
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Over the centuries punctuation has become an essential component of written language. Its primary function is to resolve structural uncertainties in a text, and to signal nuances of semantic significance. The importance of the study of punctuation to a number of disciplines will be widely recognised as a result of the publication of this first definitive history. The first part of Pause and Effect identifies the graphic symbols and deals with their history. It covers the antecedents of the repertory of symbols, as well as the ways in which the repertory was refined and augmented with new symbols to meet changing requirements. The second part offers a short general account of the principal influences which have contributed to the ways in which the symbols have been applied in texts, focusing on the evidence of the practice itself rather than on theorists. The treatment enables the reader to compare usages in different periods, and to isolate the principles which underlie the use of punctuation in all periods. The examples and plates which are at the core of the book provide the reader with an opportunity to test the author's observations. The examples are taken from a wide range of literary texts from different periods and languages. Latin texts are accompanied by English translations intended to illustrate the use of punctuation in the originals in so far as this is possible. Pause and Effect is destined to be a standard work. It will stimulate interest and scholarly debates among writers, literary critics, philosophers, linguists, rhetoricians, palaeographers and all those who study the use of language.
Category: History

The Blue Book Of Grammar And Punctuation

Author : Jane Straus
ISBN : 9781118785560
Genre : Education
File Size : 39.71 MB
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A revised and updated new edition of the bestselling workbook and grammar guide The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation is a concise, entertaining workbook and guide to English grammar, punctuation, and usage. This user-friendly resource includes simple explanations of grammar, punctuation, and usage; scores of helpful examples; dozens of reproducible worksheets; and pre- and post-tests to help teach grammar to students of all ages. Appropriate for virtually any age range, this authoritative guide makes learning English grammar and usage simple and fun. This updated Eleventh Edition reflects the latest updates to English usage and grammar and features a fully revised two-color design and lay-flat binding for easy photocopying. Clear and concise, easy-to-follow, offering "just the facts" Fully updated to reflect the latest rules in grammar and usage along with new quizzes Ideal for students from seventh grade through adulthood in the US and abroad For anyone who wants to understand the major rules and subtle guidelines of English grammar and usage, The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation offers comprehensive, straightforward instruction.
Category: Education