John Stonehouse

Biography

John was born in (West) Hartlepool, U.K., and emigrated to Canada in his twenties. He taught and administered in three community colleges in Manitoba and British Columbia. For over fifty years, he has served extensively on boards and committees as an electee, a volunteer, and an appointee. His work experience also includes military intelligence and chemical research.
He is married and lives in Victoria, B.C.

Books

Writing Plain English: A Guided Workbook
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,560. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Adult & continuing education, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
This workbook is designed to help writers and students cut through the fog of wordiness, recognize the intended basics and thereby remove redundancies from their own writing and from that of others. In a nutshell, writers will be encouraged to say what they mean, using as few words as necessary to convey the exact meaning, and avoiding trivial detail and repetition.
Writing Successful Proposals - A Snapshot
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,560. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: October 24, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Business communication / general, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
This snapshot provides a quick start for those who need to write a proposal of some kind, whether technical, commercial or charitable. The main topics are planning, assembling and writing the proposal; characteristics of successful proposals; and safeguarding against rejection. Appended are a brief glossary and a series of checklists to help with document scrutiny.
English to the Rescue: A Primer for Workplace Writing
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,610. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This book is a guide to concise, correct English. It is both a refresher and a ready reference (A-Z) to punctuation, clarity, structure and vocabulary. Examples of common documents as well as exercises are appended. People who can benefit from this primer are students, supervisors, work-at-homes, and anyone who has to write on the job.

John Stonehouse's tag cloud