Do I Make Myself Clear?: A Practical Guide to Writing Well in the Modern Age
Harold Evans. Venerated editor, best-selling author and celebrated journalist Sir Harold Evans shares his thoughts about writing well and cultivating the ability to make yourself understood. Evans is intelligent and witty. Evans tends to salt his text with his pet peeves and political views. Nonetheless, his writing guide is an engaging read, and you will learn about the art of good writing. Unfortunately, our contract with the publisher of this book does not allow us to distribute the summary in your country.
The tea was a reward for helping him with an urgent tech problem: his computer had frozen, and he was in danger of losing an opinion piece due that night to a London newspaper. They were still stuck in the Victorian reporting style. Nehru asked me what I could do to make them more accessible to the masses. I always wanted to write more about English—about how we might make things clearer. Concision is a frequent refrain, and, in dozens of examples, Evans details how to practice it.
Have you heard of Harold Evans? Sir Harold Evans? Of course you have. He is one of the greatest and most garlanded editors alive. Now in his late 80s, Evans emerged from a working-class Welsh family in the provincial north of England to make his reputation as an ambitious young newspaperman.