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Paperback. Pub the Date: May. 2000 Pages: 256 in Publisher by: McGraw-Hill No writer's or editor's desk is complete without a battered. Page-of bent copy of the the AP Stylebook However. The this not-so-easy-to-use reference of journalistic style is often not up-to-date and leaves reporters and copyeditors unsatisfied. Bill Walsh. copy chief for the Washington Post's business desk. addresses these shortcomings in Lapsing into a Comma. In an opinionated. humorous. and yes. curmudgeonly way . he shows how to apply the basic rules to unique. modern grammar issues. Walsh explains how to deal with perplexing situations such as trendy words. foreign terms. and web speak. Bill Walsh is the copy chief for the Washington Post's business desk. He ... Contents: Introduction1 Beyond Search and Replace: Using Your Head as Well as Your Stylebook 12 You Could Look It Up!: How to Use a Dict...

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No writer's or editor's desk is complete without a battered, page-bent copy of the "AP Stylebook". However, this not-so-easy-to-use reference of journalistic style is often not up-to-date and leaves reporters and copyeditors unsatisfied. Bill Walsh, copy chief for the "Washington Post"'s business desk, addresses these shortcomings in "Lapsing into a Comma". In an opinionated, humorous, and yes, curmudge only way, he shows how to apply the basic rules to unique, modern grammar issues. Walsh explains how to deal with perplexing situations such as trendy words, foreign terms, and web speak.

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