About the author
Martin H. Manser was educated at Manchester Grammar School and Eltham College, London.
He received a BA Honours degree in linguistics after studying at the Universities of York (England) and Regensburg (Germany) and went on to gain an M Phil degree. Since 1980 he has compiled or edited over 200 reference books in the areas of English language and Bible reference. His titles include the Bloomsbury Good Word Guide, the Chambers Thesaurus, the Macmillan Student’s Dictionary, the Oxford Learner’s Pocket Dictionary, the Penguin Wordmaster Dictionary, the Hodder NIV Thematic Study Bible, the Collins Dictionary of the Bible, and the award-winning Collins Bible Companion. He was revising editor of the 8-million word Matthew Henry Commentary (Zondervan).
He has also written or edited books on writing and business, eg the Penguin Writer’s Manual, the Guide to Good Writing and the Guide to Style (both published by Facts on File), Time Management, Presenting, Mindpower (all published by Harper Collins).
Since 2001, he has led courses that focus on communication skills, eg on report writing and running effective meetings, to a wide range of companies and organizations.
He and his wife live in Aylesbury, Bucks, England and have a son and a daughter, a son-in-law and two grandchildren.