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Description - Essential English for Journalists, Editors and Writers by Sir Harold Evans

Essential English is a brisk and pungent guide to the use of words as tools of communication. It is written primarily for journalists, yet its lessons are of immense value to all who face the problem of giving information, whether to the general public or within business, professional or social organizations. What makes a good English sentence? How should you rewrite a bad one? What cliches and other word-traps are to be avoided? How do you shorten unnecessarily verbose source-material? How is the essence of what you have to say be conveyed, and placed in proper relation to any background information? These are questions for all. Using a wealth of examples, all drawn from newspapers in Britain and the United States, Essential English is an indispensable guide for all who have to convey information by the written or printed word.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780712664479
ISBN-10: 0712664475
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 135mm x 23mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Pimlico
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Sir Harold Evans

Sir Harold Matthew Evans is a British-born journalist and writer who was editor of The Sunday Times from 1967 to 1981. He has written various books on history and journalism, including Essential English. Since 2001, Evans has served as editor-at-large of The Week Magazine and since 2005, he has been a contributor to the Guardian and BBC Radio 4. He lives in New York with his wife and childen.