Do I Make Myself Clear?: Why Writing Well Matters Audiobook, by Harold Evans Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: Harold Evans Narrator: Greg Tremblay Publisher: Hachette Book Group Audio Length: Release Date: May 2017 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781478940654

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A wise and entertaining guide to writing English the proper way by one of the greatest newspaper editors of our time. Harry Evans has edited everything from the urgent files of battlefield reporters to the complex thought processes of Henry Kissinger. He’s even been knighted for his services to journalism. In Do I Make Myself Clear?, he brings his indispensable insight to us all in his definite guide to writing well.

The right words are oxygen to our ideas, but the digital era, with all of its TTYL, LMK, and WTF, has been cutting off that oxygen flow. The compulsion to be precise has vanished from our culture, and in writing of every kind we see a trend towards more—more speed and more information but far less clarity.

Evans provides practical examples of how editing and rewriting can make for better communication, even in the digital age. Do I Make Myself Clear? is an essential text, and one that will provide every writer an editor at his shoulder.

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  • “When [Evans] argues for precision in writing, lamenting that the digital age is making us sloppy, we should listen.”

    - Library Journal
  • “In the tradition of George Orwell, who said that political language is designed to make lies sound truthful, Harry Evans reminds us how important it is to write clearly.”

    - Walter Isaacson, New York Times bestselling author

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About the Author

Harold Evans, the author of The American Century and They Made America, is a celebrated historian and journalist. He was the editor of the Sunday Times for fourteen years before coming to America in 1984. He is the founding editor of Condé Nast Traveler, editorial director and vice chairman of U.S. News & World Report, the Atlantic magazine, Fast Company, and the New York Daily News. In 2002, Britain’s journalists voted Evans the greatest British newspaper editor of all time. He was knighted in Queen Elizabeth’s 2004 New Year honors list.

About the Narrator

Greg Tremblay is a voice talent and Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator.