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Oxford Guide to Plain English

Oxford Guide to Plain English

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About the Book
Plain English is the art of writing clearly, concisely, and in a way that precisely communicates your message to your intended audience. This book offers expert advice to help writers of all abilities improve their written English. With 30 chapters, each centred around a practical guideline, its coverage is extensive, including lessons on vocabulary, punctuation, grammar, layout, proofreading, and organization. There are also hundreds of real examples to show how it's done, with handy 'before' and 'after' versions. All this is presented in a straightforward and engaging way.

This new edition has been fully revised, reorganized, and updated to make its content even more accessible. There are new chapters discussing customer-service writing and common blunders in the workplace, while other sections have been amended to update examples and provide easier routes through the book. The chapter on sexism, in particular, has been heavily expanded to advise on the use of inclusive language in general. A new appendix has also been added, summarising the history of plain English from Chaucer to the present day.

About the Author:
Martin Cutts is a writer, editor, and teacher. He co-founded the Plain English Campaign in 1979, and in 1994 he founded Plain Language Commission. He gives writing-skills courses in companies, government departments, and law firms. He is a leading voice in the international plain-language movement.

Book Details
ISBN-13: 9780198844617
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publisher Imprint: Oxford University Press, USA
Height: 193 mm
No of Pages: 384
Spine Width: 23 mm
Width: 127 mm
ISBN-10: 0198844611
Publisher Date: 27 Mar 2020
Binding: Paperback
Language: English
Returnable: Y
Weight: 409 gr
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