BOOK REVIEW | The Write Stuff


The indispensable guide to English usage

By Johan Geldenhuys and Bittie Viljoen-Smook

English as the language of business in South Africa can cause a lot of problems, because for more than 90% of the population it is not their home language.

Find answers to these and many other language questions in the fourth, updated edition of The Write Stuff, which focuses on typical problems that non-English speakers encounter when writing English.

Valuable tips on English language issues

This handy reference and useful teaching guide contains valuable tips on English language issues and guidance on recent writing trends.

The Write Stuff places many of the language issues users want to know about at their fingertips, in a A–Z reference format. It provides rules, hints and tips on language issues not normally dealt with in other style guides.

Self-testing language exercises are included throughout the book, with the answers at the end of the guide. Ideal for use by corporate writers, industrial editors, copywriters, proof-readers, journalists, editors, educators and learners.

About the authors

Bittie Viljoen-Smook and Johan Geldenhuys each have more than 20 years’ experience as language practitioners, from writing and translation to teaching business English and the standardisation of financial terminology.

Smook and Geldenhuys are the authors of numerous publications, including an English style guide and business dictionaries.

  • Publisher NB Publishers |
  • ISBN | 9781868902170 |
  • Recommended Retail Price | R250.00 |
  • CLASSIFICATION | Style Guide |


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