The Elephants of Style Ebook

A Trunkload of Tips on the Big Issues and Gray Areas of Contemporary American English

Publication: McGraw-Hill Education
 
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Advice on good writing from everybody’s favorite editorial curmudgeon

Persnickety, cantankerous, opinionated, entertaining, hilarious, wise…these are a few of the adjectives reviewers used to describe good-writing maven Bill Walsh’s previous book, Lapsing Into a Comma . Now, picking up where he left off in Lapsing , Walsh addresses the dozen or so biggest issues that every writer or editor must master. He also offers a trunkload of good advice on the many little things that add up to good writing. Featuring all the elements that made _ Lapsing_ such a fun read, including Walsh’s trademark acerbic wit and fascinating digressions on language and its discontents, The Elephants of Style provides:

  • Tips on how to tame the “elephants of style”—the most important, frequently confused elements of good writing
  • More of Walsh’s popular “Curmudgeon’s Stylebook”—includes entries such as Snarky Specificity, Metaphors, Near and Far, Actually is the New Like, and other uses and misuses of language
  • Expert advice for writers and editors on how to work together for best results

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The Elephants of Style