The Writer's Legal Guide, Fourth Edition


Author: Tad Crawford,Kay Murray
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1621532917
Category: Law
Page: 352
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In an increasingly digitized and complex publishing world, writers need to know how to protect themselves against copyright infringement, legal trouble, and unwise concessions to publishers. Still the author’s foremost advocate for copyright protection, fair contracts, and free expression, the Authors Guild has once again partnered with Allworth Press to update this invaluable reference. Thoroughly revised to reflect the many changes in the publishing industry, the fourth edition offers plain-English explanations of legal and business aspects of the trade, from electronic rights and ebooks to contracts and accounting. Other topics include: Registering copyrights, including online Taxes and bookkeeping Following fair use guidelines Negotiating contracts with publishers and agents Obtaining permissions to use others’ work Dealing with periodical, syndication, film, television, play, and audio rights agreements Handling business disputes Understanding libel, privacy, and the limits of free expression Avoiding self-publishing missteps Planning authors’ estates

The Writer's Legal Guide

An Authors Guild Desk Reference
Author: Kay Murray,Tad Crawford
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1621532429
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 342
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"An indispensable handbook for anyone who writes."—Publishers Weekly

Just Writing

Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer
Author: Anne Enquist,Laurel Currie Oates,Jeremy Francis
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454888075
Category: Law
Page: 448
View: 1861

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Just Writing covers the basic principles of good legal writing — including style, grammar, and punctuation — and demonstrates them through numerous examples. The text provides legal writers of all experience levels with tips, techniques, and helpful advice for every step of the process: planning, drafting, revising, editing, and proofreading. However, Just Writing goes further, guiding students to eloquence in concise legal prose. The text provides valuable resources for English-as-a-Second-Language students and teachers.

Aspen Handbook for Legal Writers

A Practical Reference
Author: Deborah E. Bouchoux
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454888105
Category: Law
Page: 400
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The Aspen Handbook for Legal Writers, a brief and accessible reference on mechanics and style, is a useful companion to any legal writing text. Targeted at the needs of legal writers, the text initially focuses on the rules of grammar, style, and usage — with plenty of examples. A section on Legal Documents offers strategies to improve legal writing, with sample letters, memorandum, case brief, trial brief, and appellate brief. Numerous, helpful examples showcase both good and bad writing.

Business and Legal Forms for Authors and Self-Publishers


Author: Tad Crawford,Stevie Fitzgerald,Michael Gross
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1621534758
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 176
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Professional and aspiring writers, including those who wish to self-publish, will find indispensable tools in this practical, complete, and time-saving popular resource. Business and Legal Forms for Authors and Self-Publishers contains all of the essential forms for success, including assignment confirmations, contracts between author and agent, publisher, collaborator, designer, printer, sales representative, book distributor, and more, copyright applications and transfers, licenses of rights (including electronic rights), permissions, nondisclosure, and invoices. The collection includes a CD-ROM with all the forms as well as a QR Code. In addition to updating the entire book, this fourth edition includes new material covering: Digital Millenial Copyright Act (DMCA) take down notices Dunning letters to go after royalties or fees owed Small claims court, arbitration, and mediation Statutory right of termination notice Self-publishing contracts, including what to avoid for both physical books and e-books Step-by-step instructions, advice on standard contractual provisions, and unique negotiation checklists are presented to aid in achieving the best results. Thorough discussions of contractual issues relevant to the industry make this a must-read for any author or self-publisher seeking the path to success. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

Guide to Legal Writing Style


Author: Terri LeClercq,Karin Mika
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law and Business
ISBN: 9780735599987
Category: Law
Page: 128
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This concise paperback focuses on the nuances of legal writing style and provides novice legal writers with the skills they need to polish their writing. Guide to Legal Writing Style, Fourth Edition, intended as an ancillary to any basic legal writing text, expands what students learn in their first-year courses by providing additional techniques and style tips that will help make their writing more precise, readable and elegant. This highly regarded paperback, specifically directed at legal writers, offers crisp, pointed advice written in a personal and humorous style lucid organization that helps students find the information they need most, including practice with basic skills and helpful advice on organization, sentence structure, word choice, punctuation, and formatting an emphasis on legal ethics throughout, with most of the examples and exercises focusing on ethical issues a chapter on organization that compares and contrasts undergraduate terms and goals with those expected by a legal audience a guide that helps students guard against plagiarism short, end-of-chapter exercises, with the answers at the back of the book, that strengthen skills and provide opportunities for self-testing Special features in the Fourth Edition include: an updated interactive CD-ROM with multiple exercises to reinforce the materials in the book, which includes updated and expanded tests of basic skills and click-on answers and explanations a new chapter testing common errors in professional writing, with explanations as well as succinct answers new checklists that reinforce essential advice of each chapter

A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting


Author: Kenneth A. Adams
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781590313800
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 253
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The focus of this manual is not what provisions to include in a given contract, but instead how to express those provisions in prose that is free ofthe problems that often afflict contracts.

UPI Style Book & Guide to Newswriting


Author: Harold Martin,Bruce Cook,United Press International
Publisher: Capital Books
ISBN: 9781931868587
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 380
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From the editors and reporters of United Press International - an authoritative, easy-to-use and comprehensive guide to print and broadcast writing

Paralegal Practice & Procedure Fourth Edition

A Practical Guide for the Legal Assistant
Author: Deborah E. Larbalestrier,Linda Spagnola, Esq.
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101104791
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 640
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The completely revised and updated fourth edition of the most trusted paralegal desk references on the market. Now fully revised and expanded: the bestselling desk reference for paralegals at any level. Each chapter has been completely updated to include the latest step-by-step instructions for every aspect of a paralegal's job, with new procedures, checklists, and resources throughout. Topics covered include: ? Paralegal ethics ? Training programs ? Court systems and court procedures ? Federal court practice and procedures ? Pretrial practice and procedure ? Legal research tools ? Electronic trial preparation procedures In addition to the general resources that will be of value to every paralegal, this guide also includes detailed information on practice and procedures for working in specialty law firms.

A Writer's Handbook - Fourth Edition

Developing Writing Skills for University Students
Author: Leslie E. Casson
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 1460406273
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: N.A
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Written collaboratively by writing instructors at the Queen’s University Writing Centre, A Writer’s Handbook is a compact yet thorough guide to academic writing for a North American audience. This clear and concise handbook outlines strategies both for thinking assignments through and for writing them well. The fourth edition is revised and updated throughout and reflects changes to MLA citation style for 2016.

The Law (in Plain English) for Writers (Fifth Edition)


Author: Leonard DuBoff,Sarah Tugman
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1621536297
Category: Law
Page: N.A
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“No writer, beginning or experienced, will want to be without this book.” —Jean Auel, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Clan of the Cave Bear and the Earth’s Children series A career as a writer involves much more than the act of writing itself. In The Law (in Plain English) for Writers, Fifth Edition, Leonard DuBoff and Sarah Tugman proffer invaluable advice for the myriad legal and business facets of being a writer. Readers will discover how to succeed in every area affecting a writer's livelihood, such as submissions, dealing with agents, taxes, permissions, royalties, alternatives to mainstream publishers, copyright, book and magazine contracts, and how to prevent disputes. This newly revised edition, keeping up with the changing legal landscape, contains information on a variety of legal issues pertinent to writers of all types, including: Updated coverage on issues such as how to avoid trouble posed by the interplay between the right to free speech, privacy, and defamation law Changes in the copyright law, procedures, and recent cases on copyright protection and infringement Updated and revised chapters on the business of writing New and updated Internet resources For writers of all levels, this comprehensive resource is the key to turning a writing career into a sustainable livelihood.

The Legal Writer


Author: Mark P. Painter
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780972191678
Category: Legal composition
Page: 132
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136 pages. Soft cover. Well appointed, distictive cover.

The Rights of Women

The Authoritative ACLU Guide to Women's Rights
Author: Lenora M. Lapidus,Emily J. Martin,Namita Luthra
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814752292
Category: Law
Page: 412
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The Rights of Women is a comprehensive guide that explains in detail the rights of women under present U.S. law, and how these laws can be used in the continuing struggle to achieve full gender equality at home, in the workplace, at school, and in society at large. The Rights of Women explores the concept of equal protection and covers topics including employment, education, housing, and public accommodations. This handbook also examines the specific issues of trafficking, violence against women, welfare reform, and reproductive freedom. Using a straightforward question-and-answer format while translating the law into accessible language, this volume is a tool for individuals, lawyers, and advocates seeking to assert women’s rights under the law. Now in its fully revised and updated fourth edition, The Rights of Women is an invaluable guide to finding legal solutions to the most pressing issues facing women today.

Business and Legal Forms for Photographers


Author: Tad Crawford
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1581156693
Category: Law
Page: 207
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Business and Legal Forms for Photographers, 4th Edition contains 34 forms for photographers, each accompanied by step-by-step instructions, advice on standard contractual provisions, and unique negotiation checklists to guide professionals to the best deal. Included are contracts for wedding, portrait, and assignment photography; publishing, collaboration, and licensing contracts; property and model releases; assignment estimate/confirmation/invoice; delivery memo; stock photography invoice; stock agency agreement; permission form; copyright registration and transfer forms; nondisclosure agreement; license of rights; license of electronic rights; trademark application; employment application and agreement; and more Electronic versions of each form are provided online on a supplemental website, with instructions in the book on how to gain access. New to this edition are forms for leases, subleases, and lease assignments, plus an update to cover changes in copyright registration. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

Just Research

Preparing for Practice
Author: Laurel Currie Oates,Anne Enquist
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454888040
Category: Law
Page: 176
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Just Research provides students with the information and skills that will enable them to do thorough and cost-effective research as soon as they enter into practice. Highly respected authors Laurel Currie Oates and Anne Enquist describe the sources that can be used to research the most common types of legal issues, for example, issues governed by state statutes and regulations, issues governed by federal statutes and regulations, issues governed by local law, and issued governed by common law.

The Author's Toolkit

A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing and Publishing Your Book
Author: Mary Embree
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1621534928
Category: Reference
Page: 272
View: 1315

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All writers yearn for success and recognition. And now we are entering a golden era in which self-publishers are in the driver’s seat. In The Author’s Toolkit, aspiring authors, students, and even established writers will find the resources they need to achieve their goals and avoid common writer pitfalls. Updated and expanded to cover the changes in copyright fees and registration, the newest developments in electronic publishing, the growth of ebooks and print on demand, and tips for using social media for promotion and community, this detailed guide offers advice on every step of the writing and publishing process. Readers will learn how to: •Develop and research fiction and nonfiction ideas •Find a “hook” to attract reader interest •Organize a plot and delineate characters •Format for print and ebook readers •Find an agent •Understand literary contracts •Market and promote a finished book •Obtain backing such as crowdfunding Written in an informative and easy-to-understand style, this guide is a treasure chest of resources and tools for writers seeking professional advice. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

The Political Science Student Writer's Manual


Author: Gregory M. Scott,Stephen M. Garrison
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 335
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This comprehensive, practical writer's manual--created specifically for political science students--is designed to help students accomplish two goals: 1) improve their writing skills and strategies and 2) learn political science at the same time.

Hong Kong Media Law

A Guide for Journalists and Media Professionals, Expanded Second Edition
Author: Doreen Weisenhaus
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
ISBN: 9888208098
Category: Law
Page: 464
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This second edition of Hong Kong Media Law is an authoritative guide to the laws most important to reporters, editors, news executives and other professionals working for the print, online and broadcast media—and the lawyers who advise them. Topics include defamation, court reporting, privacy, access to information, copyright, newsgathering and reporting restrictions. The book also examines legal hurdles Hong Kong and international journalists face while reporting on the mainland of the People’s Republic of China. Also featured are chapter FAQs and checklists, a glossary of legal terms, a research guide and key legislation texts.

Little Penguin Handbook


Author: Lester Faigley
Publisher: Pearson Higher Education AU
ISBN: 1486004032
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 355
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The Little Penguin Handbook: Australasian Edition offers student-friendly features and includes coverage of the most current MLA, APA, CMS and Harvard citation, documentation, and style guidelines. Lyn Gannon from School of Education, Southern Cross University, has reviewed and further adapted the book specifically for the Australasian context. With more visuals and sample documents than other essential handbooks, this handy full-colour reference gives students just what they need to know about the writing and research processes, while providing coverage of documentation and grammar. The 2nd edition has been improved with some additional content and tabbed sections to allow students improved navigation and ease of use.