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The New York Times Manual of Style and Usage : The Official Style Guide Used by the Writers and Editors of the World's Most Authoritative Newspaper

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Is the deejay a wannabe?
Or does the D.J. just want to be?
When is heaven capitalized?
Do you stand in line or on line?

For anyone who writes—short stories or business plans, book reports or news articles—knotty choices of spelling, grammar, punctuation, and meaning lurk in every line: Lay or lie? Who or whom? None is or none are? Is Touch-Tone a trademark? How about Day-Glo?
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Hardcover, 384 pages
Published January 15th 2002 by Crown (first published June 12th 1982)
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Jul 23, 2008 E rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a great reference for proofreading, editing, or keeping one's own non-fiction writing à la mode, grammatically infallible, and politically up-to-date. I use it for all my translation and editing work, and for that I find it far more useful than Strunk and White's guide, which is too conservative for me on many counts and inflexible to the point of being inapplicable to academic theses in computer science or other jargon-laden works. Somewhere among the definitions and guidelines, the New ...more
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A hodgepodge of bits of an encyclopedia, bits of a dictionary, bits of a grammar book, and bits of journalist best practices.
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Apr 17, 2013 Laura Shabott rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I hate typos. They make me insane. This book saves me from having a bad day. I love this book. It is always within arms reach when I write.
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Jun 26, 2007 Mads rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Revised and expanded edition. Easy to follow. Never boring as far as style guides go. Very helpful.
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Nov 07, 2008 Jesus rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: journalists, historiographers
Is your work too purple? With these pages you may polish your phrases to poignancy.
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