Don’t say, “My father is not an English butler!” Most native English speakers are no good when they write. Whatever you do, do it right.
Screw Elements of Style by Strunk & White. I have tried reading it several times but it couldn’t hold my attention.
Read William Zinsser’s On Writing Well instead. It’s an easy read and you don’t have to memorize anything. After you finish, you become a better writer automatically. It is that simple.
I came to know about this book from the American SEC’s Plain English Handbook.
Penny-pinchers at most news organizations seem satisfied hiring inexperienced journalism students and make them do all the writing.
Put experienced writers in charge of the copy, douchebags! Pay good salaries for all your staff. Make them read this book.