Published 30 April 2019 Paperback • ISBN 9781922198365 • RRP $38.50 Ebook • ISBN 9781922198372 • RRP $14.99 (publishing May 2019)
For editors, writers, teachers and students of English grammar, and wordsmiths all…
Working words is a collection of ‘chats’ about aspects of editing and writing for dipping into — it’s not a textbook but a companion to books on grammar, style, punctuation, plain English, editing practice, and the business of being a freelance editor. This full revision updates the text to reflect current editing and writing practice.
Published 18 March 2015 Paperback • ISBN 9781922198181 • 258 pages • RRP $33.00 Ebook • ISBN 9781922198198 • RRP $9.99 Ebook available from all major ebook retailers.
“I crashed to the ground, landing sandwiched between the bitumen and the bike I was somehow expecting to ride solo and unsupported around Australia. I couldn’t even ride it to work without embedding bitumen into my knees and grating strips of skin from my forearms. What was I thinking?”
After backpacking around Asia, Anne Fitzpatrick spent three months volunteering in rural India. Inspired by the program, she returned to Australia determined to raise funds for the education of young people in Kodaikanal, by cycling solo around Australia – despite having no experience of either long-distance cycling or fundraising.
Published June 2014 Paperback • ISBN 9781922198143 • 200 pages • RRP $38.50 Ebook • ISBN 9781922198150 • RRP $14.99 Ebook available from all major ebook retailers.
Reviews: "Packed with useful insights" – Isabelle Delvare, PEGboard • "it’s proven a handy reference for the professional" – Dallas Stow, The Canberra Editor •"contains vast amounts of useful information, beautifully presented" – Caroline Petherick, Editing Matters •"a thoroughly useful guide to a range of readers" – John Linnegar • "The book is friendly and accessible, making it easy to understand and follow and a valuable supplement to other writing stalwarts, such as the Style Manual" – Tina Mattei, Editors Vic Read the full reviews below
Effective writing: plain English at work, second edition, is about writing that works: it is based on sound English grammar and plain English style. If you want to write in a way that is clear and meaningful, to avoid writing gobbledegook, and to be able to explain effective writing to others, this book is for you.