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    DescriptionNo writer's or editor's desk is complete without a battered, page-bent copy of the "AP Stylebook". However, this not-so-easy-to-use reference of journalistic style is often not up-to-date and leaves reporters and copyeditors unsatisfied. Bill Walsh, copy chief for the "Washington Post"'s business desk, addresses these shortcomings in "Lapsing into a Comma". In an opinionated, humorous, and yes, curmudge only way, he shows how to apply the basic rules to unique, modern grammar issues. Walsh explains how to deal with perplexing situations such as trendy words, foreign terms, and web speak.


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    Title
    Lapsing into a Comma
    Subtitle
    A Curmudgeon's Guide to the Many Things That Can Go Wrong in Print - And How to Avoid Them
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bill Walsh
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780809225354
    ISBN 10: 0809225352
    Classifications

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    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAN
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AB
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T2.1
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    LC classification: PN147 .W33 2000
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    Publisher
    CONTEMPORARY BOOKS INC
    Imprint name
    CONTEMPORARY BOOKS INC
    Publication date
    01 August 2000
    Publication City/Country
    Chicago, IL
    Author Information
    Bill Walsh is the copy chief for the Washington Post's business desk. He also runs a website, www.theslot.com, where he answers questions about style and grammar.