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Elements of Style (Classic Edition)
With Editor's Notes & Study Guide
Updated & Edited
by Richard De A'Morelli
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This Classic Edition contains the original version of The Elements of Style written by William Strunk Jr. Generations of writers and college students have learned the basics of grammar from this short book. It was rated "one of the 100 most influential books written in English" by Time in 2011, and iconic author Stephen King recommended it as a grammar handbook that all aspiring writers should read.
Written a century ago, The Elements of Style is a nostalgic link to a time in American history that brought the Art Deco era and the Roaring Twenties. Many of the grammar rules listed in the book are still relevant today; but, one by one, these rules are becoming obsolete. This Classic Edition is a tribute to Prof. Strunk's enduring book and follows his original version, but it offers these enhancements for present-day readers:
1. Editor's Notes are included throughout the book to alert readers to obsolete grammar rules, and to provide up-to-date advice on current writing practices.
2. Grammar examples are illustrated with "right" and "wrong" icons, so that readers can easily tell correct examples from errors at a glance.
3. A Study Guide has been added at the back of the book.
4. The paperback version includes blank, lined pages at the back of the book for convenient note taking.
5. The e-book version has been restyled for improved display on the latest Kindle devices and other e-book readers; and the paperback edition has been restyled and reformatted for a more modern, appealing look.
If you are looking for a quick refresher to improve your grammar and style, or if you are taking a college course and this book is on your required reading list, this Classic Edition will give you the best of both worlds: a version that remains true to William Strunk's original book, plus modern touches that make this grammar book truly useful and up-to-date.
About the Author
Richard De A'Morelli published his first magazine article at age 14 and signed a multi-book contract with a traditional publisher at 18. Since then, he has published 16 nonfiction books, including two bestsellers in the self-help field, three grammar/editing books, one of which was a genre bestseller in 2016, and three novels under pseudonyms.
Beyond writing, Richard has 30+ years of experience as a professional editor. He was a by-lined editorial staff member to Irving Wallace, one of the top authors of the twentieth century, and he has held Senior Editor jobs with a number of book and magazine publishers. Richard's author clients have nicknamed him Jedi Editor for his work on books that include: Apocalypse Orphan by Tim Allen, a Spring 2016 Amazon Best Seller in three genres, and Eden's Serum by Angelique Anderson.
During a five-year stint as a news reporter in southern California, Richard published 500+ by-lined feature articles and taught journalism and creative writing at Los Angeles Valley College and Learning Tree University in Southern California. More recently, he developed and led a dozen writing courses at Virtual University.
Richard is accepting new clients in need of editing, proofreading, book formatting, and other publishing services.