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Essential English for Journalists, Editors and Writers
  • Published: 1 December 2010
  • ISBN: 9781446412114
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320
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Essential English for Journalists, Editors and Writers




An invaluable guide to the use of English language - for journalists and for anyone who wants to hack the written word.

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.

  • Published: 1 December 2010
  • ISBN: 9781446412114
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320
Categories:

About the authors

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.

Crawford Gillan

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. In 2011 he was appointed editor-at-large of the Reuters news agency. He lives in New York with his wife and children.

Praise for Essential English for Journalists, Editors and Writers

Every journalist in England should read this exceptional book. Harry Evans is a master of our trade and a master of how to use the English language

Piers Morgan

English is the world's most used and abused language. This book in on the side of the angels. It should become an essential textbook for every journalist

Paul Dacre, editor of the Daily Mail

Great editor: great teacher of editors

Peter Stothard, editor of the Times Literary Supplement

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