The Dictionary of Worthless Words
2,000 Words You Should Stop Using Now!
By Dave Dowling
(Marion Street Press, LLC, Paperback, 9781933338972, 252pp.)
Publication Date: February 2012
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
Recognizing the value of concise writing, this quick reference enables writers to conquer verbiage, strike pointless words and phrases, and elevate e-mails, essays, memoranda, personal letters, press releases, and speeches to a new level of clarity. Lists of delete-worthy words are provided, enabling any writer to avoid them in advance and prevent their prose from becoming clumsy, amateurish, and unclear. Lean” techniques are offered that can be directly applied to nonfiction, journalistic copy, screenwriting, and many other disciplines. Highly instructive yet easy to follow, this is a direct and immediately accessible how-to that illustrates the importance of pruning each sentence before the final draft.
Dave Dowling is the author of Images of Steve Reeves, Steve Reeves: His Legacy in Films, and The Wrong Word Dictionary. He is the president of Write on Course, LLC, a company that specializes in business and technical writing seminars. He formerly worked in radio, assisting in the production of the nationally syndicated shows American Country Countdown and American Top 40. He lives in Saratoga Springs, New York.