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New Rules for Today’s Workplace
New Rules for Today’s Workplace

Sheryl Lindsell-Roberts

In her newest book, business communications expert Sheryl Lindsell-Roberts delivers timely advice for employees, managers, and business owners on succeeding in today’s technology-dependent workplace. Filled with real-life stories and strategies from workers at top companies, each chapter of New Rules for Today’s Workplace is packed with ready-to-use tactics. Readers will learn how to prepare eye-catching webinars, use Twitter as a job-search tool, format a head-turning electronic resumé, and much more. Whether you’re hankering to reap the rewards of social networking, joining a multigenerational workforce, managing or working remotely, or simply need to get up to speed on the latest techniques in business training, this practical guide will show you how to get ahead and stay ahead.

100 Words Almost Everyone Mixes Up or Mangles
100 Words Almost Everyone Mixes Up or Mangles

Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries

Do you know the difference between phase and faze? If asked, would you be able to keep baleful and baneful straight? If not, don’t worry—you’re in good company. From homophones to homographs to misheard sayings, speakers of the English language must confront a number of tricky exceptions and frustrating pitfalls. The next time you want to use a clever turn of phrase, rest assured that you won’t have to wish it unsaid. Master some of the most common obstacles and avoid embarrassing missteps by taking your cue from 100 Words Almost Everyone Mixes Up or Mangles.

Speaking Your Way to Success
Speaking Your Way to Success

Sheryl Lindsell-Roberts

In her signature no-nonsense style, Lindsell-Roberts shows speakers how to pay attention to their audience, support their words with body language, interject stories their audience will enjoy, encourage audience interaction, and more. With proven techniques and strategies, including a no-fail strategy for working a room, this book will show you how to speak up, speak well, and get noticed.

Mastering Computer Typing, Revised Edition
Mastering Computer Typing, Revised Edition

Sheryl Lindsell-Roberts

Fully updated to include timely information on email, instant messaging, blogs, and texting, Mastering Computer Typing, Revised Edition, is the complete tutor, aid, and guide for everyone who needs to touch-type. Designed for self-instruction or classroom instruction, this book can teach you to type in 24 hours. Practice exercises focus on applications pertinent to today’s professional, so you gain business-writing know-how while learning to type quickly and accurately.

100 Words Every Middle Schooler Should Know
100 Words Every Middle Schooler Should Know

Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries

To do well as they move on in their school careers, middle school students must become able readers and convincing writers. This book presents 100 words that students are sure to encounter in middle school. The words have dictionary definitions and are shown in quotations from books that students read in school and include on their lists of favorites. Many of the most distinguished and popular young-adult authors are quoted, from Lois Lowry and Jerry Spinelli to J.K. Rowling and Wilson Rawls. Students will see why these authors chose these words, and why knowing these words can make such a difference!

100 Words Almost Everyone Mispronounces
100 Words Almost Everyone Mispronounces

Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries

Should it bother us when presidents and generals say nucular? Does the word dour rhyme with sour or tour? The latest in the best-selling 100 Words® series settles the score on 100 controversies and misconceptions about words with difficult or slippery pronunciations. Each word is presented in dictionary format, with a note explaining the pronunciation problem, how it arose, and why it is controversial. Both fun and informative, this book will appeal to those who don’t want to be the center of attention for the wrong reason.

100 Words for Foodies
100 Words for Foodies

Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries

Americans today relish foods from nearly all of the world’s cultures, and perhaps no area of English vocabulary hails from such a wide array of languages as the words we use for the things we eat. The 100 words in this book span the gamut of cooking and dining—from ingredients to preparation to serving. In this verbal kitchen you’ll find spices like fenugreek, sauces like nuoc mam, and dishes like baba gannouj, gado gado, and sancocho. Seasoned with mouthwatering recipes and delectable notes that explore where words come from, 100 Words for Foodies is one delight you won’t be able to resist.

100 Words for Lovers
100 Words for Lovers

Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries

If you’ve ever found yourself tongue-tied when trying to get that special someone in the mood, this book comes to your rescue. It presents 100 words used by famous lovers and writers describing the most torrid affairs of the heart, the most tender of romantic feelings, the most intimate, vulnerable moments. Illustrated by quotations from poetry, fiction, movie and television scripts, as well as private letters, 100 Words for Lovers will entrance anyone with the least inclination for romance.

100 Words to Make You Sound Great
100 Words to Make You Sound Great

Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries

This book showcases 100 words that some of our most important and beloved communicators have used to great effect.  From powerful verbs such as beguile and wheedle to precise adjectives such as ludicrous and sacrosanct, the book quotes political leaders, scientists, academics, humorists and many more as evidence of the one thing the world’s greatest communicators have in common: a strong and vibrant vocabulary.

Divided by a Common Language: A Guide to British and American English Divided by a Common Language:
A Guide to British and American English


Christopher Davies

Puzzled by warnings to mind the gap in the London Underground? Wondering what will be served if you order toad in the hole at a London café? This book explains these expressions and more, including differences in pronunciation, spelling, and a list of expressions that are innocent in one country but the opposite in the other. Additional lists explain distinctive words of Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. Now available in paperback.

Word Histories and Mysteries Word Histories and Mysteries:
From Abracadabra to Zeus


Word Histories and Mysteries provides a panoramic view of the unique richness of English, uncovering the origins of five hundred everyday words whose surprising and often amusing stories offer insights into the history of humankind. Arranged in convenient A–Z order, the notes are written in a lively and entertaining style perfect for browsing. The reader can learn how some of the most recent words, such as the computer term wiki, were coined, or trace the origins of English back to the Indo-European language spoken long before the invention of writing.

More Word Histories and Mysteries: From Aardvark to Zombie More Word Histories and Mysteries:  From Aardvark to Zombie

In this companion to the popular Word Histories and Mysteries: From Abracadabra to Zeus, the most surprising stories in the history of English vocabulary are told as a series of brief notes written in a lively and entertaining style. The notes explore all corners of the dictionary, from everyday words like flak and sideburns to scientific terms like nitrogen to regionalisms like lagniappe. The history of many words is traced back to Egypt, India, and other ancient cultures.

The American Heritage Guide to Contemporary Usage and Style
The American Heritage Guide to Contemporary Usage and Style

This authoritative survey of English usage, grammar, and style offers guidance on almost any writing problem imaginable. Arranged in an easy-to-use A-Z list, the guide's 1,500 entries include examples and quotations that show not only correct and incorrect usage but also the relative effectiveness of different expressions in context.

This book confronts traditional bugbears, such as lay vs. lie, along with new challenges, such as seeking closure and begging the question. Commonly confused words, such as impinge and infringe, are discussed. Sensible guidance is also provided on punctuation, capitalization, and other conventions of style.

Line By Line Line By Line:
How to Edit your Own Writing


Claire Kehrwald Cook

This engaging and practical book is the essential guide to prose revision for writers, scholars, students, and professionals in every field.
135 Tips for Writing Successful Business Documents 135 Tips for Writing Successful Business Documents

Sheryl Lindsell-Roberts

This book by business-writing expert Sheryl Lindsell-Roberts is virtually guaranteed to help working professionals become quick communicators who get results — results that can advance careers, bolster reputations, please clients and customers, and increase profits. Part I addresses the basics of writing any kind of business document, while Part II provides advice on an exhaustive variety of specific business documents.

Strategic Business Letters and Email Strategic Business Letters and E-mail

Sheryl Lindsell-Roberts

In this all-new book, popular business-writing author Sheryl Lindsell-Roberts offers practical advice on writing messages that get results. Beginning with the ABCs of letters and e-mail, she outlines a simple Six Step Process for creating messages designed to get and hold the recipient's attention. Full of hundreds of handy tips and sample letters that can be used verbatim or with minor alterations, this book is all you need to jump-start effective business communication.



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