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Saying it in style
"I know of only one rule: style cannot be too clear, too simple."
Stendhal (letter to Balzac, October 30 1840)

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Neither pedantic nor wild …
Michael McNay: The Guardian has always been a newspaper for writers, and so a newspaper for readers. All the other skills, copy editing, design, typography, illustration, photography, are there to enhance the writing and to make it more accessible, to make the paper a more desirable journal to read - though illustration and photography each has its separate justification as well.

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Last updated: August 2000


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