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The Christian Writer's Manual of Style Kindle Edition

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An essential tool for writers, editors, proofreaders, designers, copywriters, production managers, and marketers too. The Christian Writer's Manual of Style is an essential tool not only for writers of religious materials, but for their editors, proofreaders, designers, copywriters, production managers, and even marketers. Rather than simply repeating style information commonly available in standard references, this newly updated and expanded edition includes points of grammar, punctuation, usage, book production and design, and written style that are often overlooked in other manuals. It focuses on information relating to the unique needs and demands of religious publications, such as discussions on how to correctly quote the Bible, how to capitalize and use common religious terms, and how to abbreviate the books of the Bible and other religious words. Also included are rarely found items such as: * an author's guide to obtaining permissions * guidelines for using American, British, and Mid-Atlantic styles * discussions of inclusive language, profanity, and ethnic sensitivities * discussions of Internet and computer-related language style * a list of problem words * style issues regarding words from major world religions * a discussion of handling brand names in text * a list of common interjections * issues of type design, paper, copy-fit This edition has been completely updated since the 1988 edition and contains more than twice as much information as the previous edition. This is the most detailed and comprehensive guide of its kind.

About the Author

Robert Hudson is a senior editor-at-large at Zondervan. With his wife, Shelly Townsend-Hudson, he has written Companions for the Soul, and with Duane W. H. Arnold he has written Beyond Belief: What the Martyrs Said to God. For several years he also edited the online literary magazine, Working Poet.com.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 925 KB
  • Print Length: 432 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Zondervan; Rev Upd edition (11 May 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003JH82RE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #958,858 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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If you're a Christian author, this book is a Godsend. I found it to be extremely helpful as I was editing my book. One of the nice features is that it frequently gives the difference between American and British English and punctuation. The topics are organized alphabetically, so it is fairly easy to find what you're looking for. However, I read it from beginning to end so as not to miss anything important.
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Useful reference book for authors and editors working with religious publications, particularly Christian. Although from the USA, has plenty of advice that also relates to UK. Helpful sections on mid-Atlantic style, and UK/US differences. However, this edition was printed on poor quality paper, so depending on how much you need to refer to it, it may not remain in good condition for very long.
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1.0 out of 5 stars DO NOT BUY KINDLE FORMAT 29 Oct. 2013
By Timothy Robinson - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a waste of good money in Kindle format.

The Table of Contents is worthless. There is a single entry for the entire body of the word: The Christian Writer's Manual of Style. That's it. Hello! I knew I bought that! If you're looking for a particular item of style, for example, how to punctuate Biblical quotations, good luck! You'll have to flip through the whole book page by page until you locate it. Are you kidding??? That might work in a hard-cover or soft-cover edition, but certainly not in Kindle.

So, you'll have to try a search; but the search function is all but worthless, too. No, let me correct that...it is totally worthless. For example, for fun, I searched for AD, as in AD 1066. Entering in just a capital AD does nothing as the search function did not recognize the capitals. Placing a space before and after the AD, [space]AD[space], yielded the same results as the search function ignored both [spaces] and capitals. So the results in all cases www every word in the manuscript containing the combination ad, like "reading, reader, read," etc., which, in a manual of style as you can imagine are numerous I scrolled through pages and pages of results and never did see AD.

Definitely stay away from the Kindle version.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not great in Kindle format. 20 May 2013
By Harold Coleman - Published on Amazon.com
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This is an excellent resource, but not in Kindle form. The table of content has a single link to the main body of the book. This means you start at the first article under A and need to page forward to the article starting with another letter. Buy it in paper until Zondervan learns how to make an eBook with a usable table of contents.
1.0 out of 5 stars Kindle version is useless 23 Jun. 2016
By Marcia Ford - Published on Amazon.com
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This review only applies to the Kindle version. I bought the paperback, which I'll get it in a few days, and was offered the opportunity to buy the Kindle version for $2.99. I bought the Kindle version and immediately opened it. What a waste of money, small amount though it was! How is this book *not* worth $2.99? By not having an itemized table of contents or an index. I kept thinking I was missing something, a function of some sort that would bring up either a detailed TOC or an index. But no, you have to swipe page by page through the entire content of the book, unless you want to jump to the acknowledgments and other front and back matter. This is a *reference* book, for heaven's sake. I have never posted a one-star review and never thought I would, but I am utterly bewildered at how Zondervan could release this book without a practical way to navigate the content. It is useless. What a disservice they have done to Robert Hudson.
5.0 out of 5 stars Manual A Must For Christian Writers or Editors! 7 May 2016
By PRISMISSPP - Published on Amazon.com
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The manual is a "must-have" for those interested in writing or editing Christian books in today's market. This manual was very informative, and the lay-out was very easy to follow. I would recommend this to any who need to know the "MLA" style for the writing of Christian-themed books. I was surprised that this type of writing had its own set of instructions needed in order to follow the rules of writing.
I would recommend the purchase of this book.
4.0 out of 5 stars alot of info 4 April 2017
By RJ Gailliot - Published on Amazon.com
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full of information. will take time to digest it all
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