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Collins Dictionary for Writers and Editors [Hardcover]

Martin Manser
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7 Aug 2006 0007203500 978-0007203505 1st Edition

A comprehensive collection of entries designed to sweep the minefield of the English language and provide you with the only reference you will need for writing, editing and proofreading.

Well-known or well known? Affect or effect? Majorca or Mallorca? Royal Family or royal family?

Spell check cannot be relied upon to help you with the trickest aspects of the English language. So even the most sophisticated writers of English will be faced with these and many similar problems in the quest for clear, elegant and correct writing.

The Collins Dictionary for Writers and Editors answers these and thousands of other usage conundrums. So, whether you're a writer, proofreader or editor, for books, periodicals or websites, it should be your essential reference. With accessible information covering everything from style and Americanization (or Americanisation), to proofreading marks and transliterations, this is the only reference you will need.

Also includes
• abbreviations and acronyms
• misspellings
• compound words
• plurals
• capitalization
• apostrophes
• titles

Product details

  • Hardcover: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Collins; 1st Edition edition (7 Aug 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007203500
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007203505
  • Product Dimensions: 14.1 x 22.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,266,438 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Martin Manser has been a professional reference book editor since 1980. He has compiled or edited more than 150 reference books, particularly English-language dictionaries, thesauruses, and Bible reference titles. He is also a Language Trainer and Consultant with national companies and organizations.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Book in a hurry. 10 Mar 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Having taken to writing and publishing novels since I retired from work, I needed this book in a hurry - it came promptly and was exactly what i wanted to sort out my queries. Nice one, Amazon!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ideal for pedants! 30 Aug 2013
By Jane C
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This is a great dictionary as it can be referred to when settling arguments about correct usage/spelling, etc. Not only does it cover all those niggly words that you're never quite sure about, it can be interesting to just dip into it and learn something you never knew you needed to know! Also, as a bonus, there is a comprehensive section about proof marks so for anyone getting involved with this side of things, or lucky enough to blag a proof copy of a book, you'll know what it all means. Excellent value book in very good condition.
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3.0 out of 5 stars This book is OK 16 April 2013
By Ann Y. Chan - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
The delivery is prompt, the condition of the book is pretty good though. However, the contents are very disappointing. If you want to build up your vocabulary power, this is definitely not the book for you.
5.0 out of 5 stars Rating by Monica 7 Oct 2010
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A great companion for writers/authors. It will be an invaluable gift item for somebody who loves to write or is aspiring to be an author
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