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You Send Me Getting It Right When You Write Online

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ISBN-10: 015602733X

ISBN-13: 9780156027335

Edition: 2002

Authors: Patricia T. O'Conner, Stewart Kellerman

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Patricia T. O’Conner, the bestselling language maven who charmed legions of readers into civilizing their grammar (Woe Is I) and their writing (Words Fail Me), now drags proper English kicking and screaming into the Age of E-Mail. Do the old truths still apply? Yes, insist O’Conner and co-author Stewart Kellerman, her journalist husband. In fact, good English and good manners are even more important online. Thanks to the computer, we’re writing again, but we’ll have to upgrade our lousy language and social skills or suffer the cyber-consequences. With chapters on etiquette (To E or Not to E), beefier writing (The E-Mail Eunuch), deconstructing a message (All’s Well That Sends Well), and…    
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 8/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Patrcia T. O'Conner was an editor at the New York Times Book Review when she wrote Woe Is I. Her writing has appeared in many magazines and newspapers, including the New York Times and Newsweek. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, Stewart Kellerman.

Stewart Kellerman, is a former Times editor. He has reviewed books and written on literary subjects for the Times. He lives with his wife, author Patricia T. O'Conner, in rural Connecticut.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Virtual Mensch
Protocool: Attitude Adjustment
All's Well That Sends Well: Anatomy of an E-Mail
To E or Not to E: When Online's Out of Line
Accustomed to Your Interface: Keeping the Reader in Mind
A Click and a Promise: Getting the Facts Straight
Alpha Mail
Natural Selection: Conciser Is Nicer
The E-Mail Eunuch: Beefing Up Wussy Writing
The Trite Stuff: Nipping Cliches in the Bud
Wired Write: Are You Making Sense?
Get a Virtual Life: Operating Instructions
Words of Passage
Grammar a la Modem: A Crash Course
Go Configure: Abused, Confused, and Misused Words
Alphabet Soup: Spelling It Right
Period Piece: The Perils of Punctuation
Afterword
Bibliography
Index