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Guardian Style

Guardian Style

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By (author) David Marsh, By (author) Amelia Hodsdon

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  • Publisher: Guardian Books
  • Format: Hardback | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 162mm x 240mm x 34mm | 634g
  • Publication date: 6 December 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0852652224
  • ISBN 13: 9780852652220
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 137,380

Product description

This is the third, expanded and revised, edition of the modern "Guardian" style guide, used by journalists at "The Guardian," "The Observer" and guardian.co.uk. "Guardian Style" will help you distinguish between so-called rules of grammar that are an aid to good writing and those that you can cheerfully ignore. It's also a mine of information, from the essential to the arcane, from the useful to the things that you never realised you needed to know. This new edition has been updated throughout to take in political change, the latest fads in cliches and the importance of online readers, with a section devoted to digital editing and blogging. Wise and witty, irreverent and informed, "Guardian Style" is an indispensable guide to the use of good English. '"The Guardian" has been my desert island newspaper for 50 years, not always for what it has said, but just as often for the way it has said it' - David Hare.

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David Marsh is the production editor of the Guardian, which he joined in 1996. He has a master's degree in spelling. Amelia Hodsdon joined the ppaer in 2003 and is production editor of MediaGuardian. She is on the cusp of pedantry and progression. They blog at guardian.co.uk/mindyourlanguage and tweet @guardianstyle.

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"This stuff matters" -- John Humphrys "Eats, Shoots and Leaves with a lot of extra guidance thrown in" -- Ian Jack "If you love words, work with them, or simply toy with them - for me Guardian Style is in a class of its own" -- Jon Snow "Sense and sensibleness from the newspaper definatly not owned by rightwing billionaires. Why would you go anywhere else?" -- Iain Banks "The best steer to the freshest style" -- Alex James