Martin Cutts is a writer, editor, and teacher. He co- founded the Plain English Campaign in 1979, and in 1994 he founded Plain Language Commission. He gives writing-skills courses in companies, government departments, and law firms. He is a leading voice in the international plain-language movement.
`At less than a tenner this is the best investment that anyone who writes at least semi-regularly will need. It should be compulsory for school sixth formers (the two pre-college/university years). Having got it they might be advised to re-read it every six months for the next five years to ensure that its messages really sink in, and then they will be set up for life. Get this book.' Concatenation `One that every writer should study.' Writing Magazine `Review from previous edition 'An excellent book ... indispensable to anyone compiling a style guide ... The multitude of real-life examples demonstrating the practices described make the book equally useful to experienced writers checking specific points and to novices needing broader guidance.'' Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators (ISTC) Magazine,