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  1. says:

    Pretty good if somewhat overlong book that gives you the basic rules for writing and revision to ensure that whatever you're writing you end up with the perfect message principles which I should add I'm not using here Divided into 39 chapters one for each rule Cheney argues uite effectively that the process splits into three basic principles reduce rearrange and reword This of course oversimplifies things horribly but serves as a useful way of splitting up the bookI felt that the book loses its way in the middle a little though perhaps it's not intended to be read from cover to cover in one go The author does admit in the Afterword that if you've read the whole book you probably have the patience to write one However it does end up on a very good high the last chapter being devoted to common word mistakes and misunderstandings While this could so easily have been a boring end churning out the same old principles that schoolteachers have been preaching for years it was actually a pretty fascinating uick fire final round for the book addressing some issues that I already knew about and some that were completely new to me who knew the difference between nauseous and nauseated? Not meThe book is written by an American and does suffer on occasion from US English advice though not too much and some of the examples have clearly suffered from the Kindle ising process there was a section where the examples should clearly have had some form of crossing out or editing that just didn't appear in the Kindle version but overall this is a good reference

  2. says:

    I just could not finish this book The first couple of chapters about editing were helpful but the rest of it feels like it's written for middle schoolers who don't know how to put two words together with about 100 times words than is necessary to repeat his basic points over and over again And he just keeps using examples from his own work only which makes him seem pretty pompous especially when the examples aren't that great

  3. says:

    Getting the Words Right is the perfect example of how we take things for granted like breathing Reading this book was a reminder of the basics of communication Using the best and clearest methodstools to get the point acrossThis is definitely a keeper one I plan to refer to freuently The only issue I had was that for some points there were many examples too many and none for others

  4. says:

    An editing book that needed editing Good but too wordy

  5. says:

    Revision for writersAll too often one hears that revision is the key to successful writing This book offers rules for successful writing comprehensive in scope and purpose While it reads like a digest of rules and applications it is highly useful for the an intermediate to advanced writer who may need an extra push that writing coach that can inspire A goldmine

  6. says:

    Not a bad book as far as writing craft goes but the BROWN typeface is brutal for those of us with less than stellar vision It's actually painful for me to read

  7. says:

    This is a real treasure of a book one I keep going back to over and over again It covers the three fundamentals of revision reducing rearranging and rewording I highly recommend it

  8. says:

    Three line review While there were a few hints sprinkled throughout this book that might prove helpful in my career most of this book's 257 pages are drivel Too much of this book is ego driven punctuated with notes like this is my preference There are far better books available for people who want to fine tune their writing skills

  9. says:

    I am preparing to start revisions of my first draft and this book helped me so much I believe that if I follow the advice offered I will have an excellent book on my hands Some of the writing samples that Mr Cheney enjoyed were not in my taste but the pages were packed with helpful advice

  10. says:

    Archaic style wordy over academic full of passive constructions I couldn't get past the first 25 pages Don't waste your time or money

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Shifting point of view and styleexpress your ideas clearly by trimming away weak or extra wordsYou'll strengthen existing pieces and every future work by applying the three simple principles reduce rearrange and reword Once the secrets of revision are yours you'll be able to follow Hemingway's lead and get the words righ. This is a real trea