I read the previous review and took issue with some of the points raised.
First, one has to understand the purpose of this book: it is not a literary guide on how to write newsworthy articles; rather, it is point of reference for common, everyday issues that pop up when writing various texts. I purchased this book several years ago and still continue to refer to it on a bi-weekly basis, when presented with a question from one my colleagues or for my own personal use, when faced with a tricky point relating to grammar / capitalization / plurals. For example, it’s great to be able to make reference to this book and assert (with authority) that Federal Government (sic) should not have capitals – this happens more than you can imagine!
Second, the previous review does make one good point: the organization of the book is, let’s just say, special. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll certainly be able to find the required information in a flash; that said, initially, getting the right answer is nothing but trial and error. Thus, I just hope that they come out with a logical, 10th edition!
Bottom line: if you write a lot, this book can be invaluable!