#BookADay: Writing Style Resources

There are three top resources that I have referred to regarding writing style, both in book form and via internet searches.  When I transferred to a new division at a former employer in the late 1980s, the head of the department gave me The Elements of Style.  He told me he gave everyone in the department a copy.  I liked and respected the fact that he valued good writing.  A couple of years ago, a former writing instructor recommended The Chicago Manual of Style:  The Essential Guide for Writers, Editors, and Publishers.  As an occupational therapist I’ve referenced the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA Style) on a number of occasions.  Truth be told, I’ve shaken my fist at that last damn book, too.  It’s an art to master any rule of writing.

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