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Oxford guide to plain English  Cover Image Book Book

Oxford guide to plain English / Martin Cutts.

Cutts, Martin. (Author).


Expert practical advice on writing clearly in print and online.

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  • ISBN: 9780199558506 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
  • ISBN: 0199558507 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
  • Physical Description: xxvii, 244 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
  • Edition: 3rd ed.
  • Publisher: Oxford ; Oxford University Press, 2009.

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General Note:
Previous ed.: 2004.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Writing shorter sentences ... or chopping up snakes -- Preferring plain words -- Writing tight -- Favouring the active voice -- Using vigorous verbs, and untying noun strings -- Using vertical lists -- Converting negative to positive -- Cross-references, cross readers -- Using good punctuation -- Pitching your writing at the right level -- Six writing myths explored and exploded -- Clearly non-sexist -- Conquering grammarphobia -- Sound starts and excellent endings -- Planning effectively -- Using reader-centred structure -- Using alternatives to words, words, words -- Management of colleagues' writing -- Good practice with email -- Writing better instructions -- Clarity for the Web -- Lucid legal language -- Writing low-literacy plain English -- Basics of a clear layout -- Keeping errors in Czech: its time to Proof read.
Subject: English language > Rhetoric > Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Report writing > Handbooks, manuals, etc.
English language > Grammar > Handbooks, manuals, etc.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Decoda Literacy Library. (Show)


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Decoda Literacy Library 808.042 C88 2009 (Text) 35410000039958 General Collection Volume hold Available -
Castlegar Campus Library PE 1408 C87 2009 (Text)
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