The New York Times Manual of Style and Usage, 5th Edition: The Official Style Guide Used by the Writers and Editors of the World's Most Authoritative News Organization

The New York Times Manual of Style and Usage, 5th Edition: The Official Style Guide Used by the Writers and Editors of the World's Most Authoritative News Organization

by Allan M. Siegal, William Connolly

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Overview

The premier source for journalists, now revised and updated for 2015.

Does the White House tweet?
Or does the White House post on Twitter?
Can "text" be a verb and also a noun?
When should you link?
For anyone who writes—short stories or business plans, book reports or news articles—knotty choices of spelling, grammar, punctuation and meaning lurk in every line: Lay or lie? Who or whom? That or which? Is Band-Aid still a trademark?  It's enough to send you in search of a Martini. (Or is that a martini?) Now everyone can find answers to these and thousands of other questions in the handy alphabetical guide used by the writers and editors of the world's most authoritative news organization.

The guidelines to hyphenation, punctuation, capitalization and spelling are crisp and compact, created for instant reference in the rush of daily deadlines. The 2015 edition is a revised and condensed version of the classic guide, updated with solutions to problems that plague writers in the Internet age:
· How to cite links and blogs
· How to handle tweets, hashtags and other social-media content
· How to use current terms like “transgender,” or to choose thoughtfully between "same-sex   marriage" and "gay marriage"

With wry wit, the authors have created an essential and entertaining reference tool.  

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101905449
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/29/2015
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 438,978
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

ALLAN M. SIEGAL and WILLIAM G. CONNOLLY both joined The Times in the 1960s and served for decades in a variety of top editing roles. Since their retirement, a team of current Times editors has overhauled the style guide for today’s readers and writers.

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