Wordsmithing : The Art and Craft of Writing for Public Relations
"Wordsmiths are craftsmen, who, like goldsmiths and silversmiths, create works of real utility. Goldsmiths and silversmiths use precious metals. Wordsmiths use words. In either case, when itrs"s done well, itrs"s pure artistry." Foreword More...
Publisher: Pearson Education
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
"Wordsmiths are craftsmen, who, like goldsmiths and silversmiths, create works of real utility. Goldsmiths and silversmiths use precious metals. Wordsmiths use words. In either case, when itrs"s done well, itrs"s pure artistry." Foreword WORDSMITHINGexplains the how and why of writing for public relations from the perspective of a world-class professional and a noted academic. It covers the basic forms of writing for public relations, from the five types of news releases to briefing papers and story pitches, and gives step-by-step instruction on how to write each of them. Equally important, it explains how and when to use each form. All the basics are covered, from handling clearances to creating the most effective distribution channels. WORDSMITHINGis ideal as a basic text for students in college public relations classes, or as a reference work for professionals already in the field, particularly those in the early years of their careers. The text is reader-friendly, written in a conversational tone that is easy to read, understand, and remember. It also carries a set of interactive CD exercises that lets readers compare their solutions to the exercises with those of the authors. The authors ofWORDSMITHINGunderstand that one of the most effective ways to learn how to "write is to write a lot, write some more, and then rewrite what yours"ve written." In that spirit, the book contains exercises at the end of each chapter to provide experience with this very necessary practice. And, as the other way to learn to write is by reading a lot, the text also offers some suggested readings.