Carver Mead California Institute of Technology “BUGS in Writing deserves to become a standard. I wish I’d had Lyn Dupre as my fifth-grade English teacher. BUGS in Writing, Revised Edition was developed for anyone who writes and works with Lyn Dupre presents independent and easily digestible segments. BUGS in Writing, Revised Edition: A Guide to Debugging Your Prose, 2nd Edition . Lyn Dupre. © |Addison-Wesley Professional | Out of print. Share this.
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Don’t try and read it all in one glob though as your brain is likely to explode. BUGS was developed for anyone who writes and who works with bigs, including computer and other scientists, students, professors, business people, programmers, and technical writers.
Some deal with questions of word choice, punctuation, and syntax; others give advice on things as practical as writing a dissertation, preparing visual aids for presentations, or overcoming writer’s block.
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Lyn edits and writes during breaks from her serious work as a wood carver and photographer. I even liked the plot. Brian Enigma rated it writiny liked it Mar 27, BUGS in Writing, written with verve and wit, may be the first book ljn writing that people wruting for sheer fun. If you write technical notes, manuals or guides at work get this book. Bugs is aimed at computer people, but almost all of it is applicable to those in other scientific and technical disciplines and most of it is quite general.
Books by Lyn Dupre. Dupre’s clear advice, presented with a sense of fun, may benefit anyone who writes. You will soon find that you are writing lucid prose that communicates your ideas.
Pearson offers special pricing when you package your text with other student resources. Developed wditing anyone who writes and who works with computers, including computer and other scientists, students, professors, business people, programmers and technical writers.
See and discover other items: If You’re a Student Additional order info. Kriskad rated it it was amazing Dec 09, Terms for Human-Computer Interaction. From Library Journal Dupre’s clear advice, presented with a sense of fun, may benefit anyone who writes. She also works directly with graduate students and other authors to help them improve their writing.
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The book is very nice and contain interesting information. Get to Know Us. Refresh and try again. Pages with related products. Her fondest hope is that the availability of this book will eliminate any future need for her work as a copy editor.
You and Your Reader. Exercises, Examples, and Questions. Everyone, Someone, No One, None. Passive or Missing Agents i. Tony rated it really liked it Oct 29, It is also passive, but since the package was waiting for yln when I returned from a trip, it is hard to know just who brought it. This wouldn’t be so bad, except that other things in the volume make it unsuitable writig primary school children.
Like Wroting Such As. This would be a great supplementary text for any course in technical writing. She has edited over books for various major publishers, and has worked for numerous academic institutions. This is just wrong pedants are referred to Pinker’s The Language Instinct. I found it hard to read. I didn’t know “moiety” was used outside anthropology; most people I ask don’t know wirting word at all.
However, it is geared to technical and academic writers who usually understand their material but are not so skilled at passing along that understanding.
BUGS in Writing, Revised Edition: A Guide to Debugging Your Prose, 2nd Edition
Perhaps the biggest problem is that it makes no attempt either to use underlying principles of grammar and syntax or to teach them, giving it a very ad hoc feel, as if it were simply papering over the cracks in narrowly scientific educations.
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Dupre’s clear advice, presented with a sense of fun, may benefit anyone who writes. Lists with This Book. Preview — Bugs in Writing by Lyn Dupre. Death to the fractured words The split infinitive The dangling participle! Dates and Times of Day. Her fondest hope is that the availability of this book will eliminate any future du;re for her work as a copy editor.