Lapsing into a Comma: A Curmudgeon's Guide to the Many Things That Can Go Wrong in Print - And How to Avoid Them

Lapsing into a Comma: A Curmudgeon's Guide to the Many Things That Can Go Wrong in Print - And How to Avoid Them

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By (author) Bill Walsh

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  • Publisher: CONTEMPORARY BOOKS INC
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 213mm x 20mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 1 August 2000
  • Publication City/Country: Chicago, IL
  • ISBN 10: 0809225352
  • ISBN 13: 9780809225354
  • Sales rank: 233,334

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No 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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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.