Denise O’Hagan

OLD Mini Style Guide by Denise O’Hagan


First style guide for independent authors

Whether you are writing an academic dissertation or business document or preparing a full-length novel for publication, the Mini Style Guide will prove invaluable. It is divided into three parts:

Part 1 helps you navigate the intricacies of English grammar and punctuation and clarify commonly misused words. It outlines ten ‘golden rules’ to ensure Plain English, and explores inclusive writing, copyright and plagiarism.

Part 2 clearly outlines how to structure a manuscript for publication, explaining the correct sequence of parts. It explains how to express titles of various artistic works, how to treat numbers, and how to present references.

Part 3 surveys the confusing array of publishing options on offer from traditional publishing to self-publishing to help you make the choice that best suits you.

Plentiful examples, templates for standard forms and letters, and a glossary of printing and publishing terms make it an indispensable tool for authors, editors and students.

Foreword by Robert Fairhead, editor and writer at Writing NSW and

Will appeal to authors and writers of all levels and genres, editors and students.

Mini Style Guide available now:

Amazon (AU) (USA) (UK), Barnes & Noble, Book Depository, Booktopia, Fishpond


‘With the Mini Style Guide on your desk, you can be a good writer and a good editor!’
Robert Fairhead, book reviewer at Writing NSW and

‘This is the first style guide aimed specifically at the independent or self-published author. It’s a joy to read and will give writers the confidence needed to produce and publish their own books.’
YoubyYou Books

‘This is a great addition to a writer’s arsenal! This book is written in a concise and clear manner. It is not dry like some non-fiction books…’
Terrie Case, Goodreads

‘If you are looking for a clear and concise style manual that will refresh you on the trickier aspects of the English language, clear up any confusion you have over the muddier points of grammar, help you to stylistically present your manuscripts in the most professional manner, and offer options on where and how to publish, don’t hesitate to add the Mini Style Guide to your writer’s reference shelf!’
Create with Joy, Amazon USA

‘This is a great resource for fiction, non-fiction, professional and academic writers… Perhaps the most important aspect of this book is that it educates by example… This is a highly informative, professionally written and presented reference book for writers, educators and libraries.’
Robert Challis, Amazon Australia