The indispensable resource that has helped the writers and editors of The Wall Street Journal earn a reputation for the most authoritative business writing anywhere -- now fully expanded and revised for the twenty-first century
In the field of business, the words you use -- and how you use them -- can either bolster your credibility or undermine your intelligence. For anyone who is faced with the task of writing a memo, report, proposal, press release or even an e-mail, The Wall Street Journal Essential Guide to Business Style and Usage is an invaluable one-stop resource.
Originally intended exclusively for use by the paper's staff, the book is organized in a user-friendly A to Z format, with appropriate cross-referencing, that helps you solve almost any question of spelling, grammar, punctuation or word definition. For those seeking a competitive edge for succeeding in the world of business, The Wall Street Journal Essential Guide to Business Style and Usage is the definitive reference to keep close to your desk -- the last word for everyone who works with words.
Paul R. Martin has been The Wall Street Journal's "high court" ruler on matters of style and usage for more than a quarter of a century. He became Copy Desk Chief in 1972 and has compiled and edited The Wall Street Journal Essential Stylebook since its first internal publication in 1981. Currently Assistant Managing Editor, he is also the news department's ombudsman for responding to readers' comments and complaints, and a final reader for major Journal stories. In 2000, Mr. Martin received the Elliott V. Bell Award from the New York Financial Writers' Association. The Bell Award is given each year to the person the association deems has made a significant, long-term contribution to the profession of financial journalism. A graduate of Dartmouth College and a native of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, he lives on Staten Island, New York.