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William D. Lutz

Born: ?

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Linguist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Doublespeak

Edited the Quarterly Review of Doublespeak from 1980 to 1994. Has worked as a consultant on plain language to many companies, as well as preparing the SEC's Plain English Handbook.

Wife: Denise Gess (novelist)

    University: (PhD English)
    Law School: (Doctor of Law)
    Professor: Professor of English, Rutgers University

    George Orwell Award 1996

Author of books:
Beyond Nineteen Eighty-Four: Doublespeak in a Post-Orwellian Age (1989, nonfiction)
Doublespeak: From Revenue Enhancement to Terminal Living (1989, nonfiction)
The Cambridge Thesaurus of American English (1994, dictionary)
The New Doublespeak: Why No One Knows What Anyone's Saying Anymore (1996, nonfiction)
The Assessment of Writing: Politics, Policies, and Practices (1996, nonfiction)
Doublespeak Defined: Cut Through the Bull**** and Get the Point (1999, dictionary)
Firestorm at Peshtigo: A Town, Its People, and the Deadliest Fire in American History (2002, history, with Denise Gess)

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