Word Bytes

Writing in the Information Society

Carolyne Lee
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Word Bytes

Published

15 July 2009

ISBN

9780522856651

Pages

336

Weight

422g

Size

212mm x 141mm

Imprint

MUP Academic

Word Bytes

Writing in the Information Society

Carolyne Lee
Words matter. And good writing matters. Especially in the information society, in which more writing than ever is disseminated and read. There may be a lot of dross out there, but we can also find writing that stands out from the rest. It lodges in our heads because of its simplicity and style, and because it says something worth reading. This is 'word byte' writing, a term that Carolyne Lee coins, defines and explains in this book, and which she and her contributors encourage their readers to achieve.
A wide range of genres of public and professional writing—including magazine profiles, newspaper articles and blog posts—is covered in Word Bytes. The contributions from other professional writers, magazine and newspaper journalists through to a blogger and web-editor, will inspire and teach all those who want to learn to recognise and produce word bytes—writing that gets noticed and read in a world of information overload.
Words matter. And good writing matters. Especially in the information society, in which more writing than ever is disseminated and read. There may be a lot of dross out there, but we can also find writing that stands out from the rest. It lodges in our heads because of its simplicity and style, and because it says something worth reading. This is 'word byte' writing, a term that Carolyne Lee coins, defines and explains in this book, and which she and her contributors encourage their readers to achieve.
A wide range of genres of public and professional writing—including magazine profiles, newspaper articles and blog posts—is covered in Word Bytes. The contributions from other professional writers, magazine and newspaper journalists through to a blogger and web-editor, will inspire and teach all those who want to learn to recognise and produce word bytes—writing that gets noticed and read in a world of information overload.

About the author

Carolyne Lee

Carolyne Lee is a writer, teacher and researcher who has written for newspapers, books, e-zines, educational curricula, scholarly journals and blogs. She has taught writing for more than twenty years, and in that time has seen many of her students break into print (and pixels), gain good jobs in the media and in other organisations, and even become teachers themselves. She is a lecturer, as well as coordinator of writing subjects in the discipline of Media and Communications, in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne. She is the author of Power Prose and co-editor of Who'd Be a Mother?.

About Carolyne Lee

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