Watch Your Words: The Rowman & Littlefield Language-Skills Handbook for Journalists
- Publish Date: 2006-06-29
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Marda Dunsky
Journalists trade in words. Using language accurately, clearly and consistently is part of their joband this skill is equally important for writers and editors. The second edition of Watch Your Wordsnow updated according to changes in AP styleis a handbook for quick and accessible classroom and newsroom use. Consistent with The Associated Press Stylebook, it establishes a baseline for language-skills knowledge in the areas of punctuation, grammar and usage, as well as AP style. This handy book also contains self-tests, answer keys and sections on spelling and copy-editing symbols. The second edition includes a new section of supplementary self-tests for additional practice. Mastery of the material in Watch Your Words can equip the student or professional with the basic tools for producing clean copy.