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Letitia Baldrige. Letitia Baldrige’s New Complete Guide to Executive Manners. Scribner 1993. ISBN-0-892-563621.      serves as Kent State’s official style for invitations and related communications for formal events.

Henry Beard. Official Politically Correct Dictionary and Handbook. Villard Books, 1993. ISBN 0-679-749446.      provides help with alternative phrasing.

H.W. Fowler. The New Fowler’s Modern English Usage: Dictionary of Modern English Usage. Oxford University Press, 3rd. Ed. 2000. ISBN-0-198-602634.      classic guide to English usage.

Karen Elizabeth Gordon. The Deluxe Transitive Vampire: The Ultimate Handbook of Grammar for the Innocent, the Eager, and the Doomed. Pantheon Books, 1993. ISBN-0-679-418601.      a very understandable and entertaining handbook.

Karen Elizabeth Gordon. The New Well-Tempered Sentence: A Punctuation Handbook for the Innocent, the Eager, and the Doomed. Ticknor & Fields, 1993. ISBN-0-395-628830.      as much fun as the Transitive Vampire and also a very understandable handbook.

Richard A. Lanham. Revising Prose. Allyn and Bacon, 1999. ISBN 0-205-309453.      gives excellent advice on revising academic prose for a general audience.

Kate L. Turabian. A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses and Dissertations. University of Chicago Press, 1996. ISBN-0-226-816273.      serves as Kent State’s guide for styling notes and bibliographies from mixed academic fields.

William Zinsser. On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction. Harper Reference, 25th Anniv. edition (2001). ISBN-0-060-006641.      popular guide for writers.

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