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Writing That Works: How to Communicate Effectively in Business

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  • Posted January 2, 2012

    Good, basic book. Parts a little outdated.

    I picked this book up in the library. I think the ideas are good, but the book is a bit outdated. ie, references saving documents to floppy disks.

    Many basics are covered, before starting to write, have an outline of where you're headed, correct punctution and spelling is a must, use simple words that most understand unless a less common word better expresses your thoughts, etc. Also covers many of the most commonly mistaken words, ie. effect/affect. Should all have been covered in a good writing 101 class.

    Emphasizes shortening your choice of words, ie use the word 'now' instead of 'at this point in time'

    Also covers all the business basics, writing a business letter, a speech, fund raising letters, etc.

    Good reference book, would look for an updated version of same book. May be available, have not looked into myself.

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