Essential English: For Journalists, Editors and Writers by Harold Evans

Essential English: For Journalists, Editors and Writers

Harold Evans
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This brisk and pungent guide to the use of words as tools of communication is written primarily for journalists, yet its lessons are of immense value to all who face the problem of giving information, whether to the general public or within business, professional or social organizations. What makes a good English sentence? How should you rewrite a bad one? What cliches and other word-traps are to be avoided? Using a wealth of examples drawn from British and American newspapers, “Essential English” is an indispensable guide for all who have to convey information by the written or printed word.

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Essential English is an indispensable guide to the use of words as tools of communication. It is written primarily for journalists, yet its lessons are of immense value to all who face the problem of giving information, whether to the general public or within business, professional or social organisations. FULLY REVISED AND UPDATED BY CRAWFORD GILLAN RECOMMENDED BY THE SOCIETY OF EDITORS

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“Demonstrates how to clear whole jungles of vagueness and verbal clutter” Times Literary Supplement “Every journalist in England should read this exceptional book. Harry Evans is a master of our trade and a master of how to use the English language” — Piers Morgan “English is the world's most used and abused language. This book in on the side of the angels. It should become an essential textbook for every journalist” — Paul Dacre, editor of the Daily Mail “Great editor: great teacher of editors” — Peter Stothard, editor of the Times Literary Supplement

Author Biography

Sir Harold Matthew Evans is a British-born journalist and writer who was editor of the Sunday Times from 1967 to 1981. He has written various books on history and journalism, including Essential English. Since 2001, Evans has served as editor-at-large of The Week Magazine and since 2005, he has been a contributor to the Guardian and BBC Radio 4. In 2011 he was appointed editor-at-large of the Reuters news agency. He lives in New York with his wife and children.

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