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How Writing Works : A Field Guide to Effective Writing

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This is Roslyn Petelin's promise: whether you already write reasonably well or not, this book will exponentially improve your writing.

How Writing Works is a lively and practical introduction to the elements of grammar, sentence structure, and style that you need to write well. The book covers social media and writing for online publication, as well as the most common documents in the university and the writing-reliant workplace.

How Writing Works should be on the desk of everyone who needs to write: students, professionals in all fields, and creative writers.

'A superb guide to great writing in the modern media era.' Phil Harding, journalist and broadcaster, London

'Whether you're a CEO or an intern, the ability to communicate clearly is your biggest asset. Petelin's expert advice in this book will accelerate your career'. Damian Kington, Global Head of Marketing, Liquidnet, New York
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 25mm | 625g
  • St Leonards, Australia
  • English
  • Main
  • 1925266915
  • 9781925266917
  • 46,165

Table of contents

Preface

1. How writing works

2. How reading works

3. How words work

4. How sentences and form-class words work

5. How structure-class words and paragraphs work

6. How punctuation works 7. How structure and design work

8. How genres and workplace documents work

9. How genres and academic writing work

10. How digital writing works 1

1. How revising, editing, and proofreading work

Acknowledgements

Answers to the activities

Further reading

References

Index
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Review quote

Whether you're a CEO or an intern, the ability to communicate clearly is your biggest asset. Petelin's expert advice in this book will accelerate your career. -- Damian Kington, Global Head of Marketing, Liquidnet A superb guide to great writing in the modern media era. -- Phil Harding, journalist and broadcaster
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About Roslyn Petelin

Associate Professor Roslyn Petelin initiated and designed the award-winning Program in Writing, Editing, and Publishing at the University of Queensland, and developed the hugely successful international online course WRITE101X English Grammar and Style. She is co-author of The Professional Writing Guide and Professional Communication, and consults extensively to government and other organisations on writing, editing, and information design.
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