Lapsing Into a Comma
A Curmudgeon's Guide to the Many Things That Can Go Wrong in Print--And How to Avoid Them
ISBN10: 0809225352 ISBN13: 9780809225354 Publisher: Contemporary Books Published: Aug 1 2000 Pages: 246 Weight: 0.75lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 5.25" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
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, 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.