When Words Collide: A Media Writer's Guide to Grammar and Style

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Wadsworth, 2000 - English language - 230 pages
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WHEN WORDS COLLIDE is the most versatile grammar and usage handbook for beginning and continuing media writers. As a main text, the book is praised for its straightforward, clear treatment of grammar, offered in a lighthearted, almost conversational tone. As a handbook, the text serves as a reference tool for students throughout their writing careers. It provides concise and clear explanations and examples, and is a great source for a quick and accurate answer to a grammar or usage question.

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Contents

The Writer as Artisan
5
Parts of Speech
11
Nouns
24
Copyright

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About the author (2000)

Lauren Kessler is the author of ten books, among them the Los Angeles Times bestseller The Happy Bottom Riding Club: The Life and Times of Pancho Barnes and Stubborn Twig: Three Generations in the Life of a Japanese American Family. Kessler directs the graduate program in literary nonfiction at the University of Oregon. She lives in Eugene, Oregon.

Duncan McDonald is professor of journalism at the University of Oregon, where he also served as Dean of the School of Journalism and Communications as well as Vice President of Public Affairs and Development. He is a former Deputy Director of the Freedom Forum Media Studies Center at Columbia University. A former newspaper reporter, editor and publisher, he has co-authored texts in grammar, media writing, information gathering and graphics.

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