This ninth edition of this guide to style is based on the substantially revised and updated house style manual of The Economist. It is an individual companion for everyone who wants to communicate with the clarity, style and precision for which The Economist is famous. It gives general advice on writing, points out common errors and cliches, and offers guidance on vocabulary, the proper use of punctuation and grammar, and much more." "There is a special section on the differences between British English and American English. The third section contains a range of reference material, covering everything from business ratios and stockmarket indices to chemical elements and US presidents and British prime ministers." "An essential book for anyone who writes reports, articles, books, letters or memoranda, The Economist Style Guide will enlighten, educate and amuse.