A Writer's Reference, Second Edition, is adapted from Diana Hacker's The Bedford Handbook For Writers. It retains but streamlines the reference chapters of the handbook while eliminating much of the rhetorical material and all of the exercises. A Writer's Reference has been carefully designed to save you time. The book lies flat making it easy to consult while you are revising and editing a draft. And the book's ten section dividers will lead you - inmost cases very quickly - to the information you need.