Essential resources for writers and editors:
Chicago Manual of Style: The Essential Guide for Writers, Editors,
The bible of book, magazine, and business editors. Get the
Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law (used to be
the Stylebook and Libel Manual, which looked much more, um,
on the bookshelf). Required companion for newspaper and magazine
Business Guides: Dictionary of Computer and Internet Terms.
Finally, a good style guide in this area.
Strunk & White's The
Elements of Style. Your English teacher was right: Buy this and
Writing Well: An Informal Guide to Writing, by William Zinsser.
guide to nonfiction, with a focus on clarity. I recommend this book
students and clients.
Is I, by Patricia O'Conner. Professionals, amateurs, people
grocery lists: everyone should buy this clear, simple manual for using the English language.
Deluxe Transitive Vampire: The Ultimate Handbook of Grammar for the
the Eager, and the Doomed, by Karen Elizabeth Gordon. Very funny and very, very useful.