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Mini Style Guide: An Introduction to Good Writing and Manuscript Presentation Paperback – 15 October 2018
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- Publisher : Black Quill Press (15 October 2018)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 260 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0648002055
- ISBN-13 : 978-0648002055
- Dimensions : 14.81 x 1.4 x 21.01 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 379,316 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
'With the Mini Style Guide on your desk, you can be a good writer and a good editor!'
-- Robert Fairhead, editor and writer at TallAndTrue.com and book reviewer for Writing NSW
'I believe that this is the first style guide aimed specifically at the independent or self-published author. It's a joy to read and will give writers the confidence needed to produce and publish their own books.'
-- Anna Foster, author
'A highly informative, professionally written and presented reference book for writers, educators and libraries.'
-- Robert Challis, author
'Provides quick, easy access to the answers you need without interrupting the process of writing ... It gives quick solutions with the reassurance of practical explanations which allow the writer to go ahead with the confidence of being up to date and correct.'
-- Helen Gamble, Amazon review
'Examples are spot-on ... It's concise, explanatory and most importantly it's written in a manner I understand.'
-- Fiona O'Connor, Amazon review
About the Author
Robert Fairhead is editor and writer at TallAndTrue.com and book reviewer for Writing NSW.
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Indie writers and editors need to know as much about desktop publishing, and the marketing and distribution of books, as they do about the rules of grammar and punctuation.
The Mini Style Guide delivers both; the familiar devils of ‘there’ and ‘their’ are dealt with but, just as usefully, templates for copyright permission requests and artwork briefs are included.
Even if you’re going down the traditional publishing route, advice is given on how to compose a synopsis, and choose your sample chapters.
I particularly like Denise O’Hagan’s use of quotations, both humorous and serious, as in her quoting of Churchill, ‘Broadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words, when short, are best of all.’ She has followed his advice well.
O’Hagan has years of experience working as an editor, both in the UK and Australia. Her knowledge shines through and I thoroughly recommend this easy-to-use Guide to writers and editors alike.