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Details steps involved in publishing a book and provides a guide to usage.
Paperback, 3rd Edition, 585 pages
Published May 13th 1974 by Pearson (first published 1948)
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Dennis Littrell
Aug 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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
Feb 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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. ...more
Aug 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
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
Best written and organized style book I ever used.
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Apr 14, 2011 rated it really liked it
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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. ...more
Jean Marie Angelo
One of the definitive guides to editorial production.
Elizabeth Lund
Oct 28, 2011 marked it as asa
Read the parts that interested me, which was basically the list of prepositional collocations.
Mar 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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Hands-down the most helpful reference guide.
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