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The Dictionary of Concise Writing: More Than 10,000 Alternatives to Wordy Phrases [Paperback]

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Item description for The Dictionary of Concise Writing: More Than 10,000 Alternatives to Wordy Phrases by Robert Hartwell Fiske & Richard Lederer...

Provides basic writing guidelines, tips on reducing wordiness, and a dictionary of phrases and their alternatives.

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Concise alternatives for thousands of common, wordy phrases are provided in this guide to clean, strong prose. Updated and revised with hundreds of new entries, this new edition can tidy up any writer's long-winded phraseology with such helpful replacements as "because" for "based on the fact that," "cease" for "put an end to," and "violate" for "fail to comply with."

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Pages   399
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 6" Height: 9"
Weight:   1.15 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 1, 2006
Publisher   Marion Street Press, Inc.
ISBN  1933338121  
ISBN13  9781933338125  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Robert Hartwell Fiske is the editor and publisher of The Vocabula Review, an online journal about the English language. The author of The Dictionary of Unendurable English and other books about language, he lives in Rockport, Massachusetts.

Robert Hartwell Fiske currently resides in Lexington. Robert Hartwell Fiske was born in 1948.

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An indispensable tool for respectful writers  Mar 22, 2007
Use this book before you use an editor. No one will be as capable as you of initially editing your writing for wordiness, IF you have the "The Dictionary of Concise Writing" at your side.

It's easy to use and durable. It has 400 pages in two parts. Part One is "Words and People," with concise advice about concision, and Part Two, beginning on page 45, is "The Dictionary of Concise Writing." The dictionary alphabetically lists wordy phrases with "alternative expressions and real-world examples."

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