|Title:||Economical writing : thirty-five rules for clear and persuasive prose|
|Authors:||Deirdre N. McCloskey, Author ; Stephen Thomas Ziliak, Author|
|Edition statement:||Third edition.|
|Publisher:||[S.l.] : University of Chicago Press, 2019|
|Series:||Chicago guides to writing, editing, and publishing|
|ISBN / ISSN / EAN :||978-0-226-44807-7|
|Size:||ix, 153 pages / 22 cm|
|Bibliography note:||includes bibliographical reference and index|
|Subjects:||; Authorship ; Dissertations, Academic ; Report writing|
Economics is not a field that is known for good writing. Charts, yes. Sparkling prose, no.
Economical Writing is itself economical: a collection of thirty-five pithy rules for making your writing clear, concise, and effective. Proceeding from big-picture ideas to concrete strategies for improvement at the level of the paragraph, sentence, or word, McCloskey shows us that good writing, after all, is not just a matter of taste--it's a product of adept intuition and a rigorous revision process. Debunking stale rules, warning us that "footnotes are nests for pedants," and offering an arsenal of readily applicable tools and methods, she shows writers of all levels of experience how to rethink the way they approach their work, and gives them the knowledge to turn mediocre prose into magic.