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Oxford Guide to Plain English
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Martin Cutts (Plain Language Commission)
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Oxford Guide to Plain English

Martin Cutts (Plain Language Commission)


Oxford University Press

Language: reference & general;
Usage & grammar guides;
Reference works


288 pages

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Plain English is the art of writing clearly, concisely, and in a way that precisely communicates your message to your intended audience. This book consists of 25 practical guidelines helping you to improve your vocabulary, style, grammar, and layout to achieve clear writing. Completely revised and updated, this essential reference work is now even more useful: the word lists have been expanded; a new list of cliched and troublesome words to avoid has been added; there is new coverage of writing with a style guide; and the general sources and examples of real life stories have been replaced with more recent ones.

By:   Martin Cutts (Plain Language Commission)
Imprint:   Oxford University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   4th Revised edition
Dimensions:   Height: 195mm,  Width: 136mm,  Spine: 16mm
Weight:   338g
ISBN:   9780199669172
ISBN 10:   0199669171
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   October 2013
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

<br>Martin Cutts, Plain Language Commission <br>Martin Cutts is a writer, editor, and teacher. He founded the Plain English Campaign in 1979, and in 1994 he co-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.<br>

At less than a tenner this is the best investment that anyone who writes at least semi-regularly will need. It should be compulsory for school sixth formers (the two pre-college/university years). Having got it they might be advised to re-read it every six months for the next five years to ensure that its messages really sink in, and then they will be set up for life. Get this book. Concatenation One that every writer should study. Writing Magazine Review from previous edition 'An excellent book ... indispensable to anyone compiling a style guide ... The multitude of real-life examples demonstrating the practices described make the book equally useful to experienced writers checking specific points and to novices needing broader guidance.' Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators (ISTC) Magazine,

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