New Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors: The Essential A-Z Guide to the Written Word (Reference) Hardcover – 22 Sep 2005
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Something of a bible...for printers in search of guidance. (East Anglian Daily Times)
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The only drawback is that some points of spelling or grammar I've wanted to check are not in the book. Result: I've found myself using it less than I expected. So, only four stars.
However, it is as the title says: it is a specialist work for writers and editors, and is a dictionary of words which cause problems/give rise to queries. It is not a comprehensive general dictionary and does not claim to be - if you are looking for a small but compendious dictionary then you should go for one of the Collins or Oxford compact English Language dictionaries.
For help on more complex matters of style, correct conventions for writing, more general typographical matters, etc, then New Hart's Rules: The Handbook of Style for Writers and Editors (Reference) is the best guide - another compact but invaluable guide. With the two of these by my side I rarely fail to find an answer to my queries, and can highly recommend them both.
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The godfather of all reference books. If you don't have one of these you're a literary's literary nobody!Published 5 months ago by Scribe73
Yet to use this but what I was looking for, skimmed thru at the momentPublished 9 months ago by catherine smith
Essential for those who insist on correctess when writing in our wonderfully-rich language... a MUST for pedantics!Published 21 months ago by Le Roi Jacques