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The Dictionary of Concise Writing: More Than 10,000 Alternatives to Wordy Phrases


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"Two of the better usage books to come down the road." --Zay Smith, "Chicago Sun-Times," on "The Dictionary of Concise Writing" and "The Dimwit's Dictionary" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Robert Hartwell Fiske is the editor and publisher of "The Vocabula Review "and the author of "The Dictionary of Disagreeable English "and "The Dimwit's Dictionary." He lives in Rockwell, Massachusetts. Richard Lederer is the author of more than 3,000 books and articles about language and humor, including "A Man of My Words." He is the author of the syndicated column, "Looking at Language." He lives in Costa Mesa, California. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x91d4f6e4) out of 5 stars An indispensable tool for respectful writers 22 Mar. 2007
By John H. Hastings - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Use this book before you use an editor. No one will be as capable as you of initially editing your writing for wordiness, IF you have the "The Dictionary of Concise Writing" at your side.

It's easy to use and durable. It has 400 pages in two parts. Part One is "Words and People," with concise advice about concision, and Part Two, beginning on page 45, is "The Dictionary of Concise Writing." The dictionary alphabetically lists wordy phrases with "alternative expressions and real-world examples."
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x91b89c48) out of 5 stars Great resource! 6 Mar. 2012
By Missa - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This dictionary is a god-send when dealing with writer's block. Sometimes the only words you can think of are the fluff that's frequently spewed. It's nice to have a resource that clears away the clutter.
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x91d53768) out of 5 stars Excellent Resource 13 Jun. 2011
By Burwell - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book is an excellent tool. If you are not an experienced writer or editor, it is easy to write a prolix sentence. This book should be used by everyone who has to write anything. If your writing is concise, it will save you time and help your reader understand what you mean.
HASH(0x91d5e078) out of 5 stars Great Tool 9 July 2015
By Burgundy Damsel - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book is well set up and easy to use. I found it to be a great way to diversify when you're writing something and find yourself using the same words over and over. It also is an excellent tool to prompt creative thinking. Seeing words and phrases similar to what you're already thinking can jog your brain into a slightly different channel, and trigger new associations or implications that your original phrase didn't.

Would have been a God-send in my grant writing days when we were trying to cram tons of key information into tiny text boxes with tight word/character limits!
HASH(0x91d5ce58) out of 5 stars Essential Reading 21 Jun. 2016
By E.V.Grant - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Love this. I would not her without it in my library- and a great gift for the graduate.
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