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In the years since its first publication, 'Words into Type' has become a classic among style manuals, an invaluable reference source for many of the fine points of grammar, usage, style, and production methods.

The third edition of 'Words into Type' provides an overview of the many processes of transforming the written word into type - from the preparation of the copy to t
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Hardcover, 585 pages
Published by Prentice-Hall, Inc. (first published 1948)
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Dennis Littrell
Aug 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nearly indispensable, yet thirty years old!

Somebody who had read my review of Bryan A Garner's Modern American Usage, 2nd ed. (2003)--IMHO, the preeminent book on usage, per se--wrote me the other day asking about a good book on typographical style. I recommended Words into Type which I have used for many years. But as I prepared to write a review, I was amazed to learn that a new edition of this outstanding reference work is lacking.

What we have here is the Third Edition from 1974, the same boo
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Michael
Feb 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm not a copy editor, but this book has been my go to style manual for years. What trite expressions should you be avoiding? Pages 411 - 415. If you need to know anything about using words, this is the book.
Maya
Aug 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Although this book was written at a time when type writers were prevalent the information presented about how to present a manuscript, copy and proofing, copy editing, etc... are still very much relevant and important even if you are going to self-publish.
Eric Smith
Apr 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Best written and organized style book I ever used.
C. M.
Apr 14, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Not something you'd want to sit down and read all the way through, but a good reference. It would be nice if there were a new edition that mentioned computers - some of the sections were laughably archaic.
Jean Marie Angelo
Apr 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
One of the definitive guides to editorial production.
Elizabeth Lund
Read the parts that interested me, which was basically the list of prepositional collocations.
Benni
Mar 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Hands-down the most helpful reference guide.
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