Write Tight: How to Keep Your Prose Sharp, Focused and Concise

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Presents techniques and exercises for choosing effective words and eliminating wordiness in prose writing

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William Brohaugh is a former editor of Writer’s Digest and editorial director of Writer’s Digest Books. He is the author of Professional Etiquette for Writers and English Through the Ages.

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Brohaugh's book reminds us that brevity is the soul of wit and that English is a mix of rules and exceptions to those rules. An editor for Writer's Digest , he has written extensively about the craft. This self-help work aimed at the active writer contains 192 pages identifying and correcting the many errors made by those who write seriously. It assumes knowledge of grammar and instead emphasizes style. The chapters are broken into short sections with bold topic sentences each supported by examples. This, with the promised index, should make this book useful as a quick reference tool. Also included is an appendix of redundant phrases. The occasional comparisons to the care of bonsai and the good humor sprinkled throughout aid in readability and comprehension. Recommended for public and academic libraries and for individuals who care about their writing skills.
- Robert C. Moore, DuPont Merck Pharmaceutical Co. Information Svcs., North Billerica, Mass.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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