Stylebook: A Usage Guide for Writers and Editors

 
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Take your business writing to a professional level. The U.S. News Stylebook is the perfect tool for writers, at school, at the office, or at home.

Great style, accurate punctuation and proper use of grammar make a critical first impression. The U.S. News & World Report Stylebook is designed to quickly and easily answer writers' questions about style and usage.

Entry titles are alphabetized. For many questions, you can go right to the word or phrase you are seeking. For other questions, a general overview is provided. If you want to know how to handle quotations in a variety of contexts, simply consult the quotations entry.

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Robert O. Grover, chief of the news desk at U.S. News & World Report from 1986 to the present, is the editor of the U.S. News Stylebook. During his tenure at the Baltimore Sun (1966-1985) he served as a copy editor before becoming chief of the copy desk.

Grover received a B.A. in journalism from Pennsylvania State University in 1964. He was a lieutenant (j.g.) in the U.S. Naval Reserve from 1964 to 66, and served as the Discipline Officer on USS Shangri-La (CVA-38).

Since 1989 he has been an adjunct instructor at the University of Maryland College of Journalism. He is also a member (piano) of Big Cam & the Lifters dance band, and is a founding member (1998) of the Blues You Can Use bar band.

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An extraordinarily helpful tool, whether you're copy editing a famous magazine or writing letters to your mother. -- Mary Beth Protomastro, Founder, Copy Editor: Language News for the Publishing Profession

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