on 25 July 2003
Richard Keeble's handbook is a gem. Having decided to chart a course as a freelance I found myself somewhat below par in my writing style. This book is helping me to shape my writing for print (I don't know if I can do reviews though!) It includes sections on feature writing (my area), how to structure a news report, effective interviewing for reporters and even a section on freelancing. Plus investigative journalism too! It gives examples of effective writing, nudges the reader into asking relevant questions and generally fills lots of gaps in one's knowledge. One of the best if not the best books on journalism skills I've come across so far and the glossary at the back is superb. Clearly written, top marks.