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First style guide for independent authors!
Whether you are writing an academic dissertation or business document or preparing a full-length novel for publication, the Mini Style Guide will prove invaluable. It is divided into three parts:
Part 1 helps you navigate the intricacies of English grammar and punctuation and clarify commonly misused words. It outlines ten ‘golden rules’ to ensure Plain English, and explores inclusive writing, copyright and plagiarism.
Part 2 clearly outlines how to structure a manuscript for publication, explaining the correct sequence of parts. It explains how to express titles of various artistic works, how to treat numbers, and how to present references.
Part 3 surveys the confusing array of publishing options on offer from traditional publishing to self-publishing to help you make the choice that best suits you.
Plentiful examples, templates for standard forms and letters, and a glossary of printing and publishing terms make it an indispensable tool for authors, editors and students.
About the author
Denise O’Hagan (BA Hons, MA) is an editor and writer with a background in commercial book publishing in Australia and the UK. She founded Black Quill Press in 2015 to assist independent writers to publish professionally.
‘With the Mini Style Guide on your desk, you can be a good writer and a good editor!’
Robert Fairhead, book reviewer at Writing NSW