A guide to clear writing.
Author: Ernest Gowers
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
A guide to clear writing.
However it is bliss to the authoritarian and will provide hours of entertainment
and distraction to anyone interested in the English language . The Complete
Plain Words ( Sir Ernest Gowers ; Penguin paperback , HMSO hardback )
Gowers will ...
Author: Simon Mort
Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
Simon Mort provides practical guidance on such topics as:- deciding the format- structuring a report- stylistic pitfalls and how to avoid them- making the most of illustrations- ensuring a consistent layout.The theme throughout is fitness for purpose, and the text is enriched by a wide variety of examples drawn from business, industry and government. Simon Mort's book is an indispensable reference work for managers, civil servants, local government officers, consultants and professionals of every kind.
THE COMPLETE PLAIN WORDS REVISED Had Gowers survived a little longer
after revising Fowler's work, he might have revised his own. He had discussed
the idea with his publisher, writing, 'there is quite a lot in the book that I should
Author: Rebecca Gowers
Publisher: Penguin UK
'Be short, be simple, be human.' When Sir Ernest Gowers first wrote Plain Words, it was intended simply as a guide to the proper use of English for the Civil Service. Within a year, however, its humour, charm and authority had made it a bestseller. Since then it has never been out of print. Six decades on, writer Rebecca Gowers has created a new edition of this now-classic work that both revises and celebrates her great-grandfather's original. Plain Words has been updated to reflect numerous changes in English usage, yet Sir Ernest's distinctive, witty voice is undimmed. And his message remains vital: our writing should be as clear and comprehensible as possible, avoiding superfluous words and clichés - from the jargon of 'commercialese' to the murky euphemisms of politicians. In a new preface, this edition draws on an extensive private archive, previously hidden away in family cupboards and attics, to tell the story behind a book that has become an institution: the essential guide to making yourself understood.
Gowers, E (1986) The Complete Plain Words (London). Greenbaum, S (1991) An
Introduction to English Grammar (Harlow). Harris, L (2015) Rewrite (Wellington).
James, N (2007) Writing at Work (Crows Nest, New South Wales). Kimble ...
Author: Martin Cutts
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
"Explains how to plan, organize, and structure your writing. Helps you master plain English and improve your writing with expert advice on vocabulary, style, punctuation, grammar, and proofreading Provides advice on avoiding jargon and clichés, and practical, up-to-date guidance on writing in an inclusive manner Shows you how it's done with hundreds of real examples, including 'before' and 'after' versions"--
By 1952, an additional 17,135 copies of Plain Words had been sold, and 78,279
copies of the ABC. ... The full story in the file shows why Sir Ernest should not be
given the slightest pretext to claim an increase.28 There was an additional file ...
Author: A. Scott
Draws on previously inaccessible family archives to penetrate the anonymity and public reticence of one of Britain's great twentieth century civil servants. Gowers was highly influential in public policy throughout his long civil service career, which began in 1903 and culminated in running London's civil defence throughout the Second World War.
It includes international references, contains practical advice, and can be read and enjoyed by anyone who is interested in plain language in the law.The 4th edition has been completely revised and updated.All cases, legislation and text ...
Author: Michele M. Asprey
Professor Kimble names Michele Asprey's book Plain Language for Lawyers as one of the top publications in the history of plain language.In Writing for Dollars, Writing to Please - The Case for Plain Language in Business, Government, and Law - Carolina Academic Press, Durham, North Carolina, Professor Kimble lists Michele Asprey's book as number 7 on his list of the top publications - quite an accolade. It appears alongside David Mellinkoff's book The Language of the Law (from 1963), Richard Wydick's book Plain English for Lawyers (from 1979), Rudloph Flesch's work, and Ernest Gowers's The Complete Plain Words, among others.The idea that lawyers can - and should - write in plain language is not new. There have always been plain language lawyers. There just aren't enough of them.The plain language movement in Australia has been with us for decades. Plain language has been taught in law schools in Australia for almost 20 years. But still too many lawyers don't write in language that clients, and other readers, can understand.Plain Language for Lawyers can help. Over the 18 years it has been in print and it has established itself in Australia and overseas as a comprehensive, entertaining and enormously useful text. It includes international references, contains practical advice, and can be read and enjoyed by anyone who is interested in plain language in the law.The 4th edition has been completely revised and updated.All cases, legislation and text references have been updated to 2009Recent international developments in plain language are includedChapter 12, on the principles of legal interpretation, has been completely rewritten to cover the latest case lawChapter 13, the plain language vocabulary, has been extendedChapter 14, on email and the internet, has been updated, and includes the latest on defamation lawChapter 15 and 16, which cover document design for both print and the computer screen, have both been revised to include the latest research findings on typography, and the way we read and comprehend on-line materialThe global financial crisis has shown how complex legal and financial documents can conceal dangers for readers who don't understand the legal risks of modern financial products. Now, more than ever, it is time for Plain Language for Lawyers.An expanded version of Chapter 4 - Plain Language Around the World is available in electronic format, for purchase as a stand-alone 100 page work. Contact us to purchase a digital version of this chapter.
This book shows you how to write for customers and clients in language thatâ€™s easy to understand.
Author: Cheryl Stephens
This book shows you how to write for customers and clients in language thatâ€™s easy to understand. It is a thorough companion to the writing process, with comprehensive guidance and advice on understanding your readers, planning and creating your text, and presenting your words in a good design.The contributor list reads like a whoâ€™s who of plain language experts. Plain Language in Plain English is a valuable resource for governments, businesses, service providers, and professionals in any field to improve their communication.From organizational guidelines, literacy awareness, and reader expectations, to effective speaking strategies for presentations, Plain Language in Plain English, is a comprehensive tool to have in your â€œcommunication toolbox.â€
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Penguin Books Pty Ltd , 1963 ) . Language and Public Policy , Hugh Park , ed . ,
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Author: Christine Mowat
Publisher: Carswell Legal Publications
"A Plain Language Handbook for Legal Writers" provides a practical, workshop-in-a-book approach to the techniques of clear writing. Designed for all legal professionals and law students, this book provides definitions of plain language by thoroughly reviewing the available literature. The handbook tackles such topics as the theoretical and ethical foundations of plain language, inclusive language, the testing of plain language documents, and the future of the international plain language movement. A Plain Language at Work section looks at wills, municipal bylaws, legislation, collective agreements, minutes of settlement, and consent forms. The book instructs on techniques leading to clear writing, exercises to help strengthen skills, and models for learning how to assess and write plain language documents.
The book opens with an introductory quiz, which gives a broad idea of the subject matter covered and helps readers to identify those sections which will be of most use.
Author: Collinson, Diane
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Plain English meets the needs of all students who wish to improve their writing skills. The book opens with an introductory quiz, which gives a broad idea of the subject matter covered and helps readers to identify those sections which will be of most use. The quiz is followed by sections on punctuation, spelling, grammar, style, references and bibliographies. Each section deals step by step with basic difficulties and provides exercises to help test the readers' understanding. Answers are provided for all the exercises. Plain English is user-friendly and may either by read from beginning to end, or simply dipped into for selected sections.
Includes entries for maps and atlases.