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Working with Words: A Handbook for Media Writers and Editors

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  61 ratings  ·  4 reviews
No matter the medium—from print to broadcast to digital—Working With Words presents the best writing advice for today’s journalists. The text’s focus on improving skills in grammar and style make this an invaluable reference for students from their introductory journalism courses throughout their future careers in the field. With extensive coverage of grammar, mechanics an ...more
Paperback, 448 pages
Published September 16th 2016 by Bedford/St. Martin's (first published 1989)
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Laura
I read the first chapter of this book. It was long and tedious, filled with the proper usage of grammar and writing mechanics. And while I felt like it was pertinent information, it was hard to get through. Since it wasn't talked about or used in the class I was taking I gave up reading it. It also confused me a little because I have been learning the MLA format and this is the format for journalism and they have slightly different rules. I wouldn't recommend.

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Brian
Feb 29, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: writers, editors, copyeditors, journalism students
Shelves: the-greats
A fantastic resource for anyone who writes for a living or aspires to. This would be a must-have book even if it contained only the chapter with a list of words that often cause people to wonder if they're one word, two words or hyphenated.
Ellie
May 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Everything that Strunk and White is not. You go, Brian Brooks. I used this when I went to Mizzou and it still sits on my desk at the newspaper I write for.
Brynn
Oct 06, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Great reference book for journalistic writers. Love the A to Z lists for different topics.
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