Re: Communication books for a soon-to-be college grad

Subject: Re: Communication books for a soon-to-be college grad
From: "Janet Swisher" <jmswisher -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Rob Hudson" <caveatrob -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2009 18:36:26 -0600

On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 6:22 PM, Rob Hudson <caveatrob -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> What do you consider "essential" references? That's a good question as
> well. I've got my Chicago but could use some more style guides.
> Always, more style guides.

Which style guide to use beyond Chicago would depend on the domain the
graduate is going to be working in (e.g., MLA, APA). Or are you asking
for yourself? (Still depends on the domain. For a while I was using
the Schlumberger Oilfield Glossary
(http://www.glossary.oilfield.slb.com/) on a daily basis.)

For dictionaries, I use http://m-w.com continually, and would buy M-W
if I wanted a dead-tree edition.

For usage guides, I recommend the M-W Concise Dictionary of English
Usage. It treats all the issues that have vexed usage writers through
the centuries, and then provides sensible, empirically-based advice.

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References:
Communication books for a soon-to-be college grad: From: Rob Hudson
RE: Communication books for a soon-to-be college grad: From: Combs, Richard
Re: Communication books for a soon-to-be college grad: From: Milan Davidovic
Re: Communication books for a soon-to-be college grad: From: Rob Hudson
Re: Communication books for a soon-to-be college grad: From: Lin Sims
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