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5.0 out of 5 stars Want to be a journalist? To write well? Read this, 18 Feb 2004
This review is from: Essential English for Journalists, Editors and Writers (Pimlico) (Paperback)
When I got my first job as a journalist, the first thing I did was to buy this book (when it was called "Newsman's English" - nice new non-seixt title, I see) and the other four in the group. They're all essential in understanding how newspapers work, if that's what you want to do; this one is key for writing tight prose, which too few people do.
Now I'm a journalist on a national newspaper, I think I can partly thank this book for the help. It's an ideal tool for the job. I reread it every couple of years. It's still true.
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Initial post: 22 Jan 2012 07:26:47 GMT
WritingBoy says:
Why do I feel as though I need to go to the loo everytime I see these fawning, simpering and cringing 'non-sexist' apologias?
They are just so nauseatingly PC.
When I was living and working in France; the women there laughed at the pretense of the PC and feminist movement.
At a time when I queried one very capable and senior women in a financial organization about feminists she feigned spitting on the floor at mention of the word feminist.
She said they had set the cause of women back a hundred years. No wonder the west is regarded with such contempt.
The grace, charm and 'no-attitude' of European and Asian women is just a delight with which to deal.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Feb 2012 04:37:43 GMT
P. Dillon says:
'with which to deal'?
Maybe you need this book.
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