How Writing Works

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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 160 x 235 x 20mm | 625g
  • Allen & Unwin
  • St Leonards, Australia
  • English
  • Main
  • 1925266915
  • 9781925266917
  • 20,618

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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A superb guide to great writing in the modern media era. -- Phil Harding, journalist and broadcaster 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
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Table of contents

Preface1. How writing works2. How reading works3. How words work4. How sentences and form-class words work5. How structure-class words and paragraphs work6. How punctuation works 7. How structure and design work8. How genres and workplace documents work9. How genres and academic writing work10. How digital writing works 11. How revising, editing, and proofreading workAcknowledgementsAnswers to the activitiesFurther readingReferencesIndex
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