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Your Writing Companion
 
Concise Guide to Technical
and Academic Writing

Free e-book on writing with clarity, grace, and style.
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This free e-book contains powerful content from David Bowman’s 9 writing guides. The free book gives you 1 critical section from Concise Guide to Technical and Academic Writing, 1 article from the Precise Edit Training Manual, 8 days of instruction from 300 Days of Better Writing, 5 strategies from Bang! Writing with Impact, 2 essential word choices from Which Word Do I Use?, 1 major comma use from Zen Comma, and 1 section from each of the Essential Writing Skills series: Perfect Paragraphs & Super Sentences, Strategies for Concise Writing, and Common Sense Guide to Grammar and Punctuation.

 

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Technical and academic writing share one thing in common: they present focused information to a targeted audience to accomplish a specific purpose. Technical and academic writing can be, and need to be, good writing. By presenting the principles of good writing, strategies for clear technical and academic writing, and essentials of writing mechanics, this concise guide shows you how to write well.
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Zen Comma
 
Which Word Do I Use?

Commas are confusing. Unlike other types of punctuation, they are used in many ways. If you want to write clearly and professionally, you need to use commas correctly. Zen Comma will show you how.

Zen Comma uses examples, instructions, and anecdotes to teach you the 14 major uses for commas and the most common errors. It also contains exercises to help pinpoint the comma rules you need to learn.
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A quickie guide to the most confusing word pairs. If you master these words, you will solve most word usage problems. This book does not contain one-sentence definitions. Instead, you get definitions (can’t get around that), explanations, guidance on using the words, and examples with discussion. The point is this: You will learn to use these words so you don’t have to look them up, and so you can be confident about your writing.
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Essential Writing Skills Series
 
300 Days of Better Writing

Are you looking for writing instruction that focuses on your specific needs? In this book series you can select the ebook that’s right for you. Each book focuses on one or two essential topics to help you improve your writing.
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Perfect Paragraphs and Super Sentences
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Strategies for Concise Writing
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Common Sense Guide to Grammar and Punctuation
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300 strategies for improving your writing. Strategies are short and to the point (150 – 250 words each), with explanations, instructions, and samples for each. Learn from them one day at a time or find the strategies you need.
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Free PDF of the Precise Edit Training Manual with the purchase of the paperback (U.S. only) or PDF versions. Use coupon code better300 at checkout and get free shipping on the print version.

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Writing Tips for a Year
 
BANG! Writing with Impact

Writing instruction by e-mail. Every day for a year, you will receive a new writing tip, complete with explanations and examples. That’s 365 writing lessons! You won’t be overwhelmed by too much information at once. Learn one new strategy every day.

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218 writing strategies,
73 grammar and punctuation tips,
37 writing resources, and
37 quotes on writing with instructional commentary. Subscribe and improve your writing every day for a year!

Precise Edit’s tips offer serious value to anyone who wants the edge that polished communications can bring. This pithy, clever, slightly irreverent series should help writers of all skill levels avoid mistakes, communicate with confidence, and stand out from the crowd. (Will Reichard)

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BANG! is THE guide for writing with impact. Don’t waste your time on books that spend pages and pages on how people have used strategies, the history of writing, or similar meaningless information. Bang! is for people who have work to do.

 

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How do you want your reader to respond to what you write? How can you get that response? This book shows you how.

Bang! contains over 100 strategies for making an impact with your writing. Each strategy is explained in real terms and demonstrated through examples.

“Bang!” has been a good read. (D.Dericotte)

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Precise Edit Training Manual
   

The Precise Edit Training Manual is the book our editors use for writing and editing. Written to be practical and understandable, the manual provides comprehensive instruction on the 29 most common editing strategies we use and problems we fix. This book will teach you to apply the strategies that we use.

 

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Free PDF of the Precise Edit Training Manual with the purchase of the paperback (U.S. only) or PDF of 300 Days of Better Writing.

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