This is a great resource for fiction, non fiction, professional and academic writers. Parts of this book, such as the section on Plain English, can be read with interest in one hit, while other parts dealing with punctuation, formatting, referencing etc will be used on a needs basis utilising the excellent contents and index sections. The explanations all include very clear examples. Sections on publishing, print and e-book and self publishing provide excellent advice for writers new to the game. Perhaps the most important aspect of this book is that it educates by example. The advice it gives it also models. This is a highly informative, professionally written and presented reference book for writers, educators and libraries.
'Mini' doesn't mean this guide short-changes the user on detail. It provides quick, easy access to the answers you need without interrupting the process of writing. Usually the things you need to know when writing are the accepted rules of grammar currently in use. Not the formal rules that lead to contorted expression. The guide 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.