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Elements of Style 2017
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by Richard De A'Morelli
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"This updated and expanded book is a 'must-have' desktop reference for writers and others who wish to produce a grammar-perfect final draft."
Elements of Style 2017 presents a collection of grammar, style, and punctuation rules to help you to write well, self-edit efficiently, and produce a grammar-perfect final draft. It is a major update to Strunk’s modest, 38- page grammar book published in 1918. If you write anything at all for work, school, or your own enjoyment, you should have a copy of this writer’s style guide on your desk.
Bestselling author/editor Richard De A'Morelli shares his 30+ years of experience as a senior editor and explains everything you need to know about grammar, style, and punctuation in a clear and simple way. Written in plain English, this book takes the headache out of great writing—and unlike most grammar books, it includes easy-to-follow examples. Read any chapter, follow the practical advice, and you will see an overnight improvement in your writing. Read a chapter a day, and in just two weeks, you will be amazed by the polished quality of your final draft.
Clear, concise writing is essential in today's world. For an author, a well-edited manuscript may bring an acceptance letter from a publisher or agent; or if you self-publish, it could generate positive reviews and sales. For students, an impressed instructor could mean an A grade; and in the workplace, a well-written report could mean a pay raise, a promotion, or the success of a business venture.
• Writers of all skill levels will discover quick and easy ways to recognize and fix grammar, style, and punctuation errors in their manuscripts.
• Students can use these rules to edit and polish book reports, essays, and other homework.
• Teachers can use this handbook to help students learn grammar and punctuation rules without the tears.
• Employees can follow these simple guidelines in the workplace to produce well-written reports, brochures, and other materials.
Learn how to improve your grammar, style and punctuation, and polish your writing to perfection with Elements of Style 2017.
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.