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Stein on Writing, Sol Stein Report Abuse
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On Writing Well, William Zinsser Report Abuse
This has advice for writing every kind of nonfiction.
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Make a Scene, Jordan Rosenfeld Report Abuse
This breaks down how to write every kind of scene in fiction.
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Elements of Style, Strunk and White Report Abuse
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Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace, Joseph M. Williams Report Abuse
This gets down to the nitty gritty of writing clear sentences.
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The Chicago Manual of Style Report Abuse
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A Writer's Reference, Diana Hacker Report Abuse
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The Copyeditor's Handbook, Amy Einsohn Report Abuse
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The Careful Writer, Theodore Menline Bernstein Report Abuse
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The American Heritage Dictionary Report Abuse
Every editor needs a good dictionary, and this one still contains some usage rules and notes.
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Eats, Shoots & Leaves, Lynne Truss Report Abuse
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The Glamour of Grammar, Roy Peter Clark Report Abuse
This presents grammar in an accessible and elegant way, but it may be too pedestrian for advanced editors.
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Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips to Better Writing, Mignon Fogarty Report Abuse
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A Dictionary of Symbols, Juan Eduardo Cirlot Report Abuse
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A Dictionary of Modern English Usale, H.W. Fowler Report Abuse
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Technical Editing, Judith A. Tarutz Report Abuse
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Lapsing into a Comma, Bill Walsh Report Abuse
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Sin and Syntax, Constance Hale Report Abuse
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Miss Thistlebottom's Hobgoblins, Bernstein Report Abuse
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That or Which, and Why; Evan Jenkins Report Abuse
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