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Chicago Manual of Style The Chicago Manual of Style is one of the most definitive books of its type used in North America today. A standard text in many American J-school programs, the "CMS" is now in its 14th edition, and is arguably the standard against which other style books are measured. Highly recommended for any copy editor, writer or print journalist -- and the one used by many of our own staff. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

NYT Manual of Style and Usage The New York Times Manual of Style and Usage is for anyone who writes -- a short story or a business plan, a book report or a news report -- and faces knotty choices of spelling, grammar, punctuation and word meaning lurk in every line: "Lay" or "lie"? "Who" or "whom"? "None is" or "none are"? The New York Times Manual of Style and Usage is a standard text in many J-school programs and is also highly recommended by our staff. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

Elements of Style CBS News' Charles Osgood once said of Strunk & White's The Elements of Style , "...still a good book, small enough and important enough to carry in your pocket, as I still do." We call it the best short guide to getting your text correct the first time -- and making it a pleasure to read for your audience. A short and concise manual that has proven itself over the test of time. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

AP Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law Whether you're a seasoned professional or a journalism student struggling through your first assignment, The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law is an important book to have -- and use -- for everyday writing. Revised and updated in 2000, this version contains sections on media law, punctuation, bibliographies -- and specialized glossaries for business and sports writing, all in addition to its 280-page generalized stylebook. A classic! Click here to purchase copies of this book.

Merriam-Webster's Manual... Merriam-Webster's Manual for Writers and Editors is not a book about writing per se. Rather, it is a style guide, pure and simple. But what a style guide! Starting with punctuation, capitals, and abbreviations and finishing with typography, printing, and binding, this well-written treatist also features chapters on preparing scientific material for publication, dealing with foreign-language extracts, and creating tables and graphs. Excellent! Click here to purchase copies of this book.

The Columbia Guide to Online Style The Columbia Guide to Online Style is aimed at writers and editors who create and distribute their stories primarily using the Internet, the Web and other non-printed media. This book gives special attention to the many textual and style differences between the printed world and online medium. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

When Worlds Collide When Words Collide is versatile grammar and usage handbook for beginning and continuing media writers. As a main text, the book features a straightforward, clear treatment of grammar, offered in a lighthearted, almost conversational tone. As a handbook, the text serves as a reference tool for students throughout their writing careers. Best of all, it provides clear and concise explanations and examples throughout. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

Write Right! Now in its fouth edition, Write Right! is a solid tool for for busy executives, secretaries, and students -- as well as a good refresher for professional writers who work in corporate or business environments. The new edition of this classic handbook features cartoons, quips, ambiguously worded phrases, and clever quotes to reinforce the many of the valid pointers contained within its pages. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

AP Guide to Newswriting The Associated Press Guide to News Writing is a practical handbook that epitomizes AP's "ideal" writing style appropriate for all reporters, editors, and journalism students. It covers all the essentials of good news writing, according to the styles and guidelines set forth by the Associated Press -- with real-life examples from several American newspapers. A "must-have" for every news writer or editor! Click here to purchase copies of this book.

Copy-Editing This edition of Copy-Editing has been revised and redesigned to provide an up-to-date and clearly presented source of information for editors and for all those involved in the process of preparing typescripts and illustrations for printing and publication. From the basics of how to mark up a typescript to the ground rules of "house style", this book covers almost every aspect of the editorial process involved in converting author's typescript to printed page. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

Lapsing into a Comma Lapsing into a Comma is a straight forward yet very funny guide to the technicalities of writing and copy editing. Author Bill Walsh, chief copy editor in the business section of the Washington Post, humorously discusses the changing rules of proper print style in the information age. Well worth the read, especially if you enjoy the eccentricities of the English language. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

What's the Rule? Easy to access, easy to read, and easy to understand, What's the Rule? is a quick reference tool for anyone who needs to check an English punctuation, grammar, or usage rule. Although this book is primarily aimed at business people who need to be sure of their grammar, punctuation and other essentials, this book is a great introduction and refresher for journalism students and professional writers involved with business writing. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

Broadcast News Writing Broadcast News Writing Stylebook is a solid guide to broadcast news writing, for RTA students and working reporters, anchors and correspondents. The book outlines the basic rules of broadcast style; including phrasing, leads and endings; working with packages; tv and radio story formats; as well as giving important information about images and sound. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

AP Broadcast News Writing The AP Broadcast News Handbook, revised edition, is the definitive guide to writing and delivering the news on radio, television, and other broadcast media. While the focus throughout is on the art of finding, researching, writing, editing, producing, and delivering authoritative and accurate news stories, the book also provides a wealth of information on key technical aspects involved in the news gathering process. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

Writing Broadcast News Writing Broadcast News. Revised and Expanded. CBS News' Charles Kuralt expounded on this book by saying, the author, "Mervin Block is an old pro at television newswriting from whom anyone could learn a lot. I know I have. His clinic, criticism and instruction offer the writer of news a wonderful opportunity for improvement". Click here to purchase copies of this book.

MLA Style Manual The MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing (2nd ed) is a detailed guide for serious writers and researchers. This book is primarily aimed at graduate students and scholarly writers best and d iscusses publishing and legality as well as basics of writing and source citations. Many examples accompany the explanations clearly exhibiting the proper usage; however, this book is not necessary for the average research writer or undergraduate student. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

The Essentials of MLA Style The Essentials of MLA Style summarizes the formal style of Modern Language Association of America and is aimed at writers who are responsible for producing formal research papers and other similar works. It includes key sections showing how to document sources properly; when and how to use footnotes and endnotes; how to summarize and paraphrase; and how the documentation style of the American Psychological Association differs from that of the MLA. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

A Guide to MLA Documentation A Guide to MLA Documentation is another book helpful for writers who must produce formal research papers using the Modern Language Association style. Since some research papers require adherence to the rival Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, this book helpfully gives the basics of both systems. Many researchers find this book too brief, but it is a handy reference for the basics. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

Writer's Reference Guide to Spanish Some editors have called The Writer's Reference Guide to Spanish, "The Chicago Manual of Style for Spanish writers". This reference guide provides comprehensive information on how the Spanish language is copyedited for publication and focuses on language basics, conventions, bibliographic format (particularly how Spanish differs from English) and much more. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

Japan Style Sheet The Japanese Style Sheet is an authoritative guide that will assist anyone working on English-language publications about Japan or containing references to Japanese culture, art, business, history, and politics. Aimed primarily at the needs of editors and writers without specialized knowledge, it contains clear advice and information, as well as several appendices that will be useful to translators and researchers in Japanese studies. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

The AMA Manual of Style The American Medical Association Manual of Style is a specialized book aimed specifically at medical writers who are preparing works for peer review or for reporters who want to ensure they are using often-complex medical and scientific terminology correctly. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

Microsoft Style for Tech Publications Highly acclaimed by many technically oriented writers and editors, The Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical Publications is a well researched standard text for writing about computers. This second edition has been updated to include significant changes in Internet terminology and usage, and alphabetically tabbed pages make it easy to locate topics of interest. Primarily useful for technical writers involved with documenting and implementing Microsoft's many products. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

The ACS Style Guide The ACS Style Guide provides editorial style guidelines that can be used for scientific papers published worldwide, with sections on format, grammar, and usage as well as the use and preparation of illustrations, chemical structures, and tables in scientific papers. Topics include grammar, style, usage, illustrations, tables, lists, and units of measure, as well as the conventions used throughout chemistry by the American Chemical Society. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

Grammar and Usage for Psychology... A Guide to Grammar and Usage for Psychology and Related Fields is a book aimed primarily at those writers producing papers, articles and stories about psychology for publication in mainstream and peer-reviewed jpurnals. The book discusses how to write according to American Psychological Association standards. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

A Christian Writer's Manual of Style A Christian Writer's Manual of Style is aimed primarily at writers, reporters and other journalists who want to maintain a proper Christian focus to their writing, as well as those secular writers who wish to ensure they are using Christian-specific words, terms, definitions and constructions correctly. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

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