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Bugs in Writing

Bugs in Writing - rev edition

ISBN13: 978-0201379211

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ISBN13: 978-0201379211
ISBN10: 020137921X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: REV 98
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Inc.
Published: 1998
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Bugs in Writing - REV 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0201379211

Lyn Dupre

ISBN13: 978-0201379211
ISBN10: 020137921X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: REV 98
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Inc.

Published: 1998
International: No
Summary

As computers become ubiquitous in our society, more people are focusing on learning technology -- often at the expense of developing more basic academic skills, most notably proper writing. Revised and enhanced, this critically acclaimed and highly praised handbook provides a light, but thorough approach to learning better writing style.

Author Bio

Dupre, Lyn :

Lyn Dupré was born in Manhattan, where her father was an editor for the Wall Street Journal, the Herald Tribune, and the New York Times, and her mother was the buyer for the Teacher's College Bookstore. She studied philosophy and law at Barnard College and at Cambridge University. She has had over 15 years of experience as a freelance copy editor and developmental editor, specializing in computer-science, science, and medical textbooks. She has edited over 400 books for various major publishers, and has worked for numerous academic institutions. She also works directly with graduate students and other authors to help them improve their writing. Lyn edits and writes during breaks from her serious work as a wood carver and photographer. She wrote BUGS in Writing under the close supervision of her cats, BB and Red. Her fondest hope is that the availability of this book will eliminate any future need for her work as a copy editor.

Table of Contents

1. Passive or Missing Agents.
2. You and Your Reader.
3. So, So That, Such That.
4. Two or More.
5. Only.
6. Redundant Terms.
7. Pronouns.
8. Undefined This.
9. Motivate.
10. Oxymorons.
11. Shall Versus Will.
12. Key Terms.
13. Proven Versus Proved.
14. Everyone, Someone, No One, None.
15. Colon.
16. Effort.
17. Which Versus That.
18. Spread-Out Phrases.
19. While.
20. Repeated Prepositions.
21. Abbreviations and Acronyms.
22. Verbize.
23. Commas.
24. Number Spelling.
25. Impact.
26. Lists.
27. Like Versus Such As.
28. Either and Both.
29. Hyphens.
30. Full Versus Incomplete Infinitives.
31. Titles.
32. Contractions.
33. Per.
34. Number Styles.
35. Quotations.
36. Fuzzy Words.
37. Parentheses.
38. Split Infinitives.
39. Is Due To.
40. Center On.
41. Quotation Marks.
42. Remarks Inserted After That.
43. Figure Captions.
44. Data.
45. Ensure, Assure, Insure.
46. Foreword Versus Forward.
47. Blocks: Theorems, Proofs, Lemmas.
48. Above and Below.
49. En Dashes.
50. As to Whether.
51. Who Versus That.
52. Though.
53. References to Parts.
54. Dates and Times of Day.
55. Reason Is Because.
56. With Terms.
57. Equals.
58. Placement of Adverbs.
59. U.S. Versus British Spelling.
60. Placement of Prepositions.
61. Different From.
62. Callouts.
63. Exclamation Point.
64. Deduce Versus Infer.
65. Citations.
66. The Fact That.
67. Cross-References.
68. Proposals.
69. Better, Best, Worst....291
70. Missing Words.
71. Aggravate.
72. Upon.
73. Whether Versus If.
74. Sections and Heads.
75. Comprise.
76. In Order To.
77. Em Dashes.
78. Eminent, Emanate, Imminent, Immanent.
79. Expected but Nonarriving Agents.
80. Its Versus It's.
81. Adverbs Versus Adjectives.
82. Persons Versus People.
83. Cap/lc.
84. Feel Versus Think.
85. Parallelism.
86. Points of Ellipsis.
87. Last.
88. Focus On.
89. Troublesome Plurals.
90. Around.
91. Nose.
92. Literal and Virtual.
93. Semicolon.
94. Code.
95. Comparatives.
96. Tables.
97. Tense.
98. Abstracts.
99. Neither Nor.
100. Will Likely Be.
101. Importantly.
102. Since.
103. References.
104. Cannot Versus Can Not.
105. Also.
106. Nonwords.
107. Missing That.
108. All Of.
109. Utilize.
110. Dissertations.
111. Issue.
112. Terms for Human-Computer Interaction.
113. So Called.
114. Note That Versus Notice That.
115. Affect Versus Effect.
116. Indices Versus Indexes.
117. Solidus.
118. Equations.
119. Half.
120. Media.
121. Not Versus Rather Than.
122. Visual Aids for Presentations.
123. Plural Abbreviations.
124. Style Sheets and Spell Checkers.
125. Maybe Versus May Be.
126. Figures.
127. Gender-Specific Words.
128. Continuous Versus Continual.
129. Fewer Versus Less.
130. Italic Type.
131. Truncated Words.
132. Percent.
133. Object, Modifier, Activity.
134. Rewords.
135. Further Versus Farther
136. Pronouns for Recipients.
137. Authorship on Research Articles.
138. Respectively.
139. Possessives.
140. Cliches, Jargon, and Euphemisms.
141. Design Elements and Eye.
142. Word Match.
143. Sex Versus Gender.
144. Awhile.
145. Footnotes.
146. Mouth.
147. Boxes.
148. Exercises, Examples, and Questions.
149. Writer's Block.



Index by Category.
Index of Principles.
Index of Photographs.
About the Author.

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