Media Writer’s Handbook: A Guide to Common Writing and Editing Problems

Appropriate for media writing courses as either a primary or a supplemental text, Media Writer’s Handbook is a primer for anyone who really wants to understand the grammatical and stylistic elements of good writing. Useful as a teaching tool in the classroom, this book also becomes a trusted reference resource for students and professionals. The sixth edition continues to identify and offer simple solutions for the most common language errors committed every day by mass media writers and broadcasters.

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  1. A must-have for students and professionals alike I was a student of Dr. Arnold’s at Marshall University, so I’m not completely unbiased. With that said, however, this book, the author aside, is always the first or second book I consult for journalism problems, questions or concerns. Completely different than the AP Stylebook, which focuses more on getting names/places/things correctly identified (read: how to correctly spell and hyphenate “Band-Aid”), this book is a wonderful source for basic English refreshers, such as noun-pronoun…

  2. Who would have thought? I’ve used Arnold’s book since 1997, when I purchased it for a journalism course at Marshall University. If I had known what a valuable resource this book would prove to be, I would have bought several. As a writer, I turn to this book on a regular basis. The pages are worn, the metal binding is bent, but I will never stop using this book. Media Writer’s Handbook is a great source for writers and editors in all genres.

  3. Indispensable reference tool for any mass media writer. Dr. Arnold’s book should sit next to any journalist’s AP Stylebook. That says a lot about the number of times I’ve pulled it off my shelf to double-check the use of a verb or just to make sure I’m using the correct word or punctuation for the writing situation at hand.It’s quick, it’s easy and it’s also a reminder that despite the number of years I’ve been writing in journalistic style, there’s an awful lot of ways to foul up. This book helps make sure I don’t embarrass myself.

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