The Essentials of MLA Style: A Guide to Documentation for Writers of Research Papers with an Appendix on APA Style by Joseph F. Trimmer
In easy-to-use outline form, this little book is a handy distillation of the best-selling MLA Handbook, with all the information a student needs to format a typescript, list sources at the end of the paper, cite sources in the paper's text, and avoid unintentional plagiarism. It also includes a sample outline and research paper and, for writers in the social sciences, a brief discussion of the style preferred by the American Psychological Association. Up to date-with rules for citing such new media as CD-ROMS, videotapes, and online databases. Includes a complete sample outline and research paper, with an appendix on APA style.
Revising Business Prose by Sue C. Camp
As its title implies, this book deals with revising, not with original composition. In business writing, where a first draft often emerges quickly under the pressures of facts, figures, and deadlines, revision is typically the major part of a writing task, and collaborative revision often produces the final document. Revising Business Prose provides detailed revision guidance and a collaborative approach to writing easily applied to writing in business, industry, government, and academics. Based on the premise that bad writing in organizations imitates the bureaucratic style The Official Style, as it's called here this book shows readers how to transform stilted, dense prose into plain English. For anyone interested in the revision process in every business writing context.
The New York Times Manual of Style and Usage by Allan M. Siegal; William G. Connolly
A revised and expanded edition of the classic reference tool includes more than six hundred alphabetically arranged entries that provide guidelines and advice on questions of spelling, punctuation, English usage, grammar, syntax, and style.
The Writer's Reference Guide to Spanish by David W. Foster; Daniel Altamiranda; Carmen de Urioste
Writers and editors of Spanish have long needed an authoritative guide to written language usage, similar to The MLA Style Manual and The Chicago Manual of Style. And here it is! This reference guide provides comprehensive information on how the Spanish language is copyedited for publication.
The Craft of Editing: A Guide for Managers, Scientists, and Engineers by Michael Alley
This guide discusses the common problems encountered by managers, editors, reviewers, and instructors who are called upon to improve, evaluate, or approve the writings of others. It discusses not only the specifics of editing for content, style, and presentation, but also the dynamics of the author-editor relationship and the problems that arise from having multiple editors involved in a project.
Editing Fact and Fiction: A Concise Guide to Book Editing by Leslie T. Sharpe; Richard Marek; Irene Gunther
'Editing Fact and Fiction' is a concise, practical guide for people interested in book publishing or already working as editors who want to learn more about the opportunities in various kinds of book editing.
A Guide to Documentary Editing by Mary-Jo Kline; Linda Johanson
First published in 1987, this widely acclaimed reference is now offered in a new and completely revised edition. Drawing on the experience of dozens of editorial projects, the author details every step of the editing process as now practiced in the electronic information age.