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Working Words Elizabeth Manning Murphy

Working Words

Elizabeth Manning Murphy

Published 2011
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Paperback
224 pages
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 About the Book 

Working Words is a collection of ‘chats’ about aspects of editing and writing. It is based on articles written by Distinguished Editor Elizabeth Manning Murphy for The Canberra editor over a period of ten years. The book is for dipping into. It’s notMoreWorking Words is a collection of ‘chats’ about aspects of editing and writing. It is based on articles written by Distinguished Editor Elizabeth Manning Murphy for The Canberra editor over a period of ten years. The book is for dipping into. It’s not a textbook, but it is a companion to books on grammar, style, punctuation, plain English, editing and the business of being a freelance writer or editor.Many of the chats happened as a direct result of requests from working editors, would-be-editors, and people who didn’t learn the ‘whys’ and ‘wherefores’ of English grammar at school. It’s in a chatty style, with a few fun pieces, which are quirkily called ‘itchy pencils’. Have you ever wished you had a pencil handy when you saw something itching to be written down or corrected? That’s ‘itchypencilitis’!