Oxford Guide to Plain English

Paperback | August 28, 2013

byMartin Cutts

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Plain English is the art of writing clearly, concisely, and in a way that precisely communicates your message to your intended audience. This book offers 25 practical guidelines helping you to improve your vocabulary, style, grammar, and layout to achieve clear writing. It gives expert adviceon all aspects of the writing process: from avoiding jargon and legalese, to organizing written information in print and online. It also shows you how it's done with hundreds of real examples, including "before" and "after" versions. All this is presented in an authoritative and engaging way.Completely revised and updated, this essential reference work is now even more useful: the word lists have been expanded; a new list of cliched and troublesome words to avoid has been added; and examples of real-life stories have been replaced with more recent ones. An improved design gives the booka fresh feel.

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Plain English is the art of writing clearly, concisely, and in a way that precisely communicates your message to your intended audience. This book offers 25 practical guidelines helping you to improve your vocabulary, style, grammar, and layout to achieve clear writing. It gives expert adviceon all aspects of the writing process: from ...

Martin Cutts is a writer, editor, and teacher. He founded the Plain English Campaign in 1979, and in 1994 he co-founded Plain Language Commission. He gives writing-skills courses in companies, government departments, and law firms. He is a leading voice in the international plain-language movement.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.68 inPublished:August 28, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199669171

ISBN - 13:9780199669172

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Review from previous edition: "An excellent book ... indispensable to anyone compiling a style guide ... The multitude of real-life examples demonstrating the practices described make the book equally useful to experienced writers checking specific points and to novices needing broaderguidance." --Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators (ISTC) Magazine, Sept 2008