New Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors

ISBN : 9780199570010

448 Pages
124 x 174 mm
Pub date
Aug 2014
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  • The classic A to Z guide for everyone who works with words
  • Features 25,000 words and phrases that commonly cause difficulties for writers and editors
  • Provides recommended spellings, variant forms, US spellings, confusable words, foreign italicized terms, cultural references, and proper names
  • Excellent appendices for quick reference: Prime Ministers of Great Britain and the United Kingdom; Presidents of the United States of America; Members of the European Union; the Greek alphabet; Diacritics, accents, and special sorts; Mathematical symbols; SI units; Metric prefixes; Chemical elements
  • Drawing on the unrivalled research of Oxford Dictionaries
  • Endorsed by the Society for Editors and Proofreaders
  • Small handbook format and clear layout make it the ideal desk companion
  • Also available: New Hart's Rules and New Oxford Spelling Dictionary

The New Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors is the essential A to Z guide for everyone who works with words. Drawing on the expertise of the Oxford Dictionaries department, it provides authoritative advice on those words and names which raise questions time after time because of spelling, capitalization, hyphenation, and cultural or historical context. As well as lexical terms, there are many proper names included: from place names and personal names to names of institutions, literary references, and books of the Bible. Entries give full coverage of recommended spellings, variant forms, confusable words, hyphenation, capitalization, foreign and specialist terms, proper names, and abbreviations. 
It is an essential tool for writers, editors, publishers, journalists, and web editors, and together with New Hart's Rules and the New Oxford Spelling Dictionary forms the complete editorial reference set.
"a useful handbook for all sorts of reasons, with many abbreviations and proper names included" - Michèle Clarke, Editing Matters (SfEP)


Guide to the dictionary
Abbreviations used in the dictionary
A to Z
Prime Ministers of Great Britain and of the United Kingdom
Presidents of the United States of America
Members of the European Union
Greek alphabet
Diacritics, accents, and special sorts
Mathematical symbols
SI units
Metric prefixes
Chemical elements

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