Lapsing Into a Comma

Author: Bill Walsh
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 007138992X
Release Date: 2000-05-22
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

No writer's or editor's desk is complete without a battered, page-bent copy of the AP Stylebook. However, this not-so-easy-to-use reference of journalistic style is often not up-to-date and leaves reporters and copyeditors unsatisfied. Bill Walsh, copy chief for the Washington Post's business desk, addresses these shortcomings in Lapsing into a Comma. In an opinionated, humorous, and yes, curmudgeonly way, he shows how to apply the basic rules to unique, modern grammar issues. Walsh explains how to deal with perplexing situations such as trendy words, foreign terms, and web speak.

102 Ways to Earn Money Writing 1 500 Words or Less

Author: I.J. Schecter
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781599631523
Release Date: 2009-12-07
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Can you make a living writing? Absolutely! 102 Ways to Earn Money Writing 1,500 Words or Less shows you the wide array of freelance opportunities available–and gives you everything you need to know to reap the benefits of a bustling writing career. Award-winning freelancer and highly sought communications consultant I.J. Schecter delivers ideas for finding freelance work in traditional markets like magazines and newspapers, as well as in unique markets, including: fast-food tray liner copy person-to-person correspondence (including love letters!) resumes menus and many others! Every suggestion is backed by a real-life experience from Schecter and other freelancing experts. Plus, each of the 102 ways has a "Get This Gig" section that tells you where to start, who to contact, and what to charge so you can immediately apply what you learn. 102 Ways to Earn Money Writing 1,500 Words or Less gives you the knowledge, confidence, and inspiration to recognize and make the most of today's freelance possibilities.

The Complete Guide to Self Publishing

Author: Marilyn Ross
Publisher: Adams Media
ISBN: 9781599631806
Release Date: 2010-07-12
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Take Control of Your Destiny! Bottom line: You want to get published. You want to control the future of your manuscript and your writing career. Best-selling author Marilyn Ross and publishing expert Sue Collier show you how to make your own success - whether you're a published author, entrepreneur, corporation, professional, or absolute newcomer to writing. In this expanded and completely revised 5th edition of the "bible" of self-publishing (over 100,000 copies sold), they empower you to publish your own work with minimal risk and maximum profits. You'll find: Complete step-by-step guidance on publishing and marketing a book Ways to leverage social media marketing to build your platform and make yourself stand out from the crowd A thorough explanation of the difference between POD self-publishing, subsidy publishing, and true self-publishing - and how to decide which is the best option for you Practical advice on making the decision between offset printing and print-on-demand How to leverage the Internet to create "buzz" and promote your book with killer PR The latest information on e-publishing A detailed marketing plan and timetable to keep you on track Proven marketing strategies to get free publicity, reach nontraditional buyers, and sell books Information-packed appendices with marketing contacts, organizations, and vendors, complete with names, addresses, and websites Valuable case studies and examples of how other publishers excel An in-depth discussion of exclusive distributors, plus coverage of the most recent changes in bookstores and the book-selling industry Thirty-one creative ideas for generating capital to launch your publishing company The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing is the one book you need to take control of your writing career. Read it. Believe it. Do it. Your future depends on it.

Publish Your Family History

Author: Dina C Carson
Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.
ISBN: 9781622878253
Release Date: 2015-01-23
Genre: Family & Relationships

If you have stories to share with your family, whether you have been researching a short time or a long time, this book will: * take you through the four stages of publishing projects * show you how publishing works * help you pick a project to publish * lead you through a research review to see what you have and what you still need to tell the stories in a compelling way * give you the skills to become a good storyteller * lead you through the process of editing * instruct you how to prepare your manuscript to look like it was professionally published and * help you spread the word that you have a book available Everything you need to write and publish your family history. Keywords: family history, genealogy, write a family history, write a genealogy, publish your family history, how to self-publish, book publishing, storytelling, book marketing, designing a book

Nude Mice

Author: Cynthia L. Kryder MS Ccisp
Publisher: Accidental Medical Writer
ISBN: 9781601457431
Release Date: 2009-03-01
Genre: Business & Economics

The field of biomedical communications is filled with jargon that can confuse even seasoned medical writers. Nude Mice is a comprehensive resource that demystifies complex medical jargon so that medical writers can write accurate text for any audience, any time.

Write Right

Author: Jan Venolia
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 9780307784186
Release Date: 2011-02-09
Genre: Reference

The newest edition of Jan Venolia’s best-selling guide, Write Right! is an essential resource for writers with 500,000+ copies sold since publication. In this age of electronic correspondence and self-produced documents, we need a useful and reliable writing guide more than ever. Write Right! covers the essentials of good writing in a concise and easy-to-follow format. The new edition of this classic handbook takes you through the entire writing process, from understanding the parts of speech to constructing a correct sentence to fine-tuning the mechanics. And with clever drawings and amusing quotations to illustrate its points, Write Right! shows that language can be fun as well as an effective communication tool. Whether it's used to find a quick answer to a nagging question or to develop stronger writing skills, this handy reference is the ideal resource for writers of all levels. Includes a resource section with a list of helpful websites and a glossary to quickly define difficult terms. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Communicating in Style

Author: Yateendra Joshi
Publisher: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
ISBN: 8179930165
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

If you are a researcher, an academic, a journalist, or a manager -- long on technical expertise but short on time

Operation Zombie

Author: Max Brooks
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 9783641082475
Release Date: 2012-02-28
Genre: Fiction

Der Nachfolger des Klassikers „Der Zombie Survival Guide“ In seiner erschütternden Berichterstattung beschreibt der renommierte Zombie-Experte Max Brooks die größte Katastrophe der Menschheit seit den beiden Weltkriegen: den Krieg der Zombies gegen die Menschheit. Ergebnis ist dieses umfassende Standardwerk. In zahlreichen Berichten, Tonbandmitschnitten von Überlebenden und Interviews mit Experten geht er den Ursachen auf den Grund, lässt Augenzeugen zu Wort kommen und gibt wertvolle Tipps zur Prävention und Verteidigung.