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Do I Make Myself Clear? Why Writing Well Matters by Harold EvansA wise and entertaining guide to writing English the proper way by one of the greatest newspaper editors of our time.
Harry Evans has edited everything from the urgent files of battlefield reporters to the complex thought processes of Henry Kissinger. Hes even been knighted for his services to journalism. In DO I MAKE MYSELF CLEAR?, he brings his indispensable insight to us all in his definite guide to writing well.
The right words are oxygen to our ideas, but the digital era, with all of its TTYL, LMK, and WTF, has been cutting off that oxygen flow. The compulsion to be precise has vanished from our culture, and in writing of every kind we see a trend towards more--more speed and more information but far less clarity.
Evans provides practical examples of how editing and rewriting can make for better communication, even in the digital age. DO I MAKE MYSELF CLEAR? is an essential text, and one that will provide every writer an editor at his shoulder.
Do I Make Myself Clear?
Explores the world through literature, movies, words, and quotes for the intellectually curious. And he should know — he has impeccable credentials. Get moving: avoid passive voice; cast sentences in the active voice. Be specific: eschew abstract words in favor of specific words. Ration adjectives, raze adverbs: ask yourself: is the adjective really necessary to define the subject of the sentence? Does the adverb really enhance the verb or adjective?
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TIME: You discuss many writing evils in your book, from pleonasms to pesky pronouns. What kind of bad writing upsets you most? Business verbosity wastes money, confuses millions.
The tea was a reward for helping him with an urgent tech problem: his computer had frozen, and he was in danger of losing an opinion piece due that night to a London newspaper. They were still stuck in the Victorian reporting style. Nehru asked me what I could do to make them more accessible to the masses. I always wanted to write more about English—about how we might make things clearer. Concision is a frequent refrain, and, in dozens of examples, Evans details how to practice it.
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