Denise O’Hagan

Mini Style Guide

Denise O'Hagan

First style guide for independent authors

  Black Quill Press, October 2018 (reprinted 2019)
  Paperback, 262 pp, 210 x 148 mm
  ISBN 978-0-6480020-5-5
  RRP AUD$18.95

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.

Available now:

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

Praise for the Mini Style Guide

Robert Fairhead
Robert FairheadBook reviewer at Writing NSW and
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‘With the Mini Style Guide on your desk, you can be a good writer and a good editor!’
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YouByYou Books
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‘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.’
Terrie CaseGoodreads
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‘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…’
Emma Lee
Emma LeeWriter and Reviews Editor for The Blue Nib
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'Perfect for writers who want to maximise their chance of acceptance by presenting a professional manuscript or who want to avoid getting one-star reviews because readers could not understand a story presented with poor spelling and grammar.'
Robert ChallisAmazon, Australia
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‘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.’