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Concise Guide to Technical and Academic Writing

conciseprint.coverTechnical and academic writing share one thing in common: they present focused information to a targeted audience to accomplish a specific purpose. Technical and academic writing can be, and need to be, good writing. By presenting the principles of good writing, strategies for clear technical and academic writing, and essentials of writing mechanics, this concise guide shows you how to write well. Sample topics: paragraph format, sentence structure, concise writing, headings and seriation, objectivity, and style. Learn to think about your writing in a new way. Learn to write in a straightforward, clear, and engaging manner that makes your point and gets the response you desire. If you write technical or academic documents, you need this book.

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Zen Comma

Commas are confusing. Unlike other types of punctuation, they are used in many ways. If you want to write clearly and professionally, you need to use commas correctly. Zen Comma a will show you how.

Zen Comma uses examples, instructions, and anecdotes to teach you the 14 major uses for commas and the most common errors. It also contains exercises to help you pinpoint the comma rules you need to learn.

I was looking for a quick, to-the-point review on comma usage and found it in this little e-book. It seems to be best suited for those looking to review basics for technical and business writing; the rules may be a bit rigid for fiction writing. But, as we all know, while it’s good to be aware of the rules, rules are begging to be broken.
Meg Llegiu (Amazon Reviewer)

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Essential Writing Skills Series

Are you looking for writing instruction that focuses on your specific needs? In this book series you can select the ebook that’s right for you. Each book focuses on one or two essential topics to help you improve your writing.

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Perfect Paragraphs

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Strategies for Concise Writing

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Precise Edit Training Manual

Comprehensive instruction on the 29 most common editing strategies we use and the errors we fix. This manual is used as our in-house guide for editing and writing. You can benefit from the same guidance as you write and edit your writing.

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  • Good advice that many writers should read.
    —W.W.

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Writing Tips for a Year

Daily writing instruction by e-mail for an entire year. Subscribers receive instruction on a new topic every day for 365 days. The strategies in 300 Days of Better Writing were taken from this service.

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Precise Edit’s tips offer serious value to anyone who wants the edge that polished communications can bring. This pithy, clever, slightly irreverent series should help writers of all skill levels avoid mistakes, communicate with confidence, and stand out from the crowd. Do yourself a favor and take a few seconds a day to improve this often-overlooked skill.
—William Reichard, cofounder, CrossCut Communications Public Relations & Marketing

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BANG! Writing with Impact

BANG! contains 114 strategies for writing with impact. In simple terms, it shows you how to make your readers pay attention.

Strategies are described in plain English according to what they do. Forget the fancy terms (Anaphora? Procatalepsis?) This book tells you what they DO, how to USE them, and the RESULT you will get. After all, that’s really what you need to know.

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Which Word Do I Use?

A quickie guide to the most confusing word pairs.

If you master these words, you will solve most word usage problems. This book does not contain one-sentence definitions. Instead, you get definitions (can’t get around that), explanations, guidance on using the words, and examples with discussion. The point is this: You will learn to use these words so you don’t have to look them up, and so you can be confident about your writing.

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