By Allan M. Siegal, William G. Connolly
Is the deejay a wannabe?
Or does the D.J. simply are looking to be?
When is heaven capitalized?
Do you stand in line or on line?
For somebody who writes--short tales or company plans, booklet studies or information articles--knotty offerings of spelling, grammar, punctuation, and that means lurk in each line: Lay or lie? Who or whom? None is or none are? Is Touch-Tone an indicator? How approximately Day-Glo? It's sufficient to ship you looking for a Martini. (Or is martini?) Now everybody can locate solutions to those and hundreds of thousands of different questions within the convenient alphabetical advisor utilized by the writers and editors of the world's so much authoritative newspaper.
The instructions to hyphenation, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling are crisp and compact, created for immediate reference within the rush of day-by-day points in time. This revised and accelerated version is up-to-date with recommendations to the tantalizing difficulties that plague writers within the new century:
How to specific the equality of the sexes with no utilizing self-conscious units like "he or she."
How to decide on thoughtfully among African-American and black; Hispanic and Latino; American Indian and local American.
How to translate the vocabulary of email and our on-line world and do something about the oddities of net corporation names and web site addresses.
With wry wit, the authors, who've greater than seventy-five years of mixed newsroom adventure on the ny occasions, have created a vital and pleasing reference device.