Do I Make Myself Clear?: Why Writing Well Matters

Hardcover | March 28, 2017

byHarold Evans

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A wise and entertaining guide to writing English the proper way by one of the greatest newspaper editors of our time.

Harry Evans has edited everything from the urgent files of battlefield reporters to the complex thought processes of Henry Kissinger. He's even been knighted for his services to journalism. InDO I MAKE MYSELF CLEAR?, he brings his indispensable insight to us all in his definite guide to writing well.

The right words are oxygen to our ideas, but the digital era, with all of its TTYL, LMK, and WTF, has been cutting off that oxygen flow. The compulsion to be precise has vanished from our culture, and in writing of every kind we see a trend towardsmore--more speed and more information but far less clarity.

Evans provides practical examples of how editing and rewriting can make for better communication, even in the digital age.DO I MAKE MYSELF CLEAR?is an essential text, and one that will provide every writer an editor at his shoulder.

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A wise and entertaining guide to writing English the proper way by one of the greatest newspaper editors of our time.Harry Evans has edited everything from the urgent files of battlefield reporters to the complex thought processes of Henry Kissinger. He's even been knighted for his services to journalism. InDO I MAKE MYSELF CLEAR?, he ...

Harold Evans is a British-born journalist and writer who was editor of theSunday Timesfrom 1967 to 1981. A graduate of Durham University, he has written a number of bestselling histories. He followed the late Alistair Cooke in commentaries on America for the BBC. An American citizen since 1993, he has held positions as editor-in-chief ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:416 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:March 28, 2017Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316277177

ISBN - 13:9780316277174

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