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The New York Times manual of style and usage
Siegal, Allan M.
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Revised and expanded edition, first edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Times Books, [1999]

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ix, 364 pages ; 25 cm
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New York times.
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PN4783 .S57 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating

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"The guidelines to correct hyphenation, punctuation, capitalization and foreign and English spelling are crisp and compact, created for instant reference in the rush of deadlines. Rewritten for the first time in twenty-three years and greatly expanded since the last edition, the manual tackles issues that will follow writers into the new century: how to respect the equality of the sexes without self-conscious devices such as "he or she"; how to choose thoughtfully between terms like African-American and black; Hispanic and Latino; American Indian and Native American; and how to translate the vocabulary of e-mail and cyberspace for everyday readers, and how to cope with the eccentric capitalization and punctuation of Internet company names and Web site addresses." "The authors also offer a thumbnail guide to newsroom ethics and standards in their entries on anonymous sources, attribution, fairness and obscenity. And they seed the rules with wry humor." "For writers, editors, students, researchers and all who love language The New York Times Manual of Style and Usage is an entertaining tool as well as an essential reference."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Library Journal Review

This is an updated version of the style guide used by the writers and editors of the New York Times. (The last edition came out in 1982.) Aimed primarily at newspaper writers, it is written in dictionary format and covers a very broad range of style and usage topics, including abbreviations, city names, capitalizations, compound forms, numbers, and updated language preferences. It also includes special style changes and exceptions for headline writers. Everyone who wants to write for a newspaper will want this book, as its approach is fairly universal. It will also answer many reference questions and is fun to browse. Recommended for public and academic libraries.ÄLisa J. Cihlar, Monroe P.L., WI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.