Plain English at Work: A Guide to Writing and Speaking

Plain English at Work: A Guide to Writing and Speaking

by Edward P. Bailey
     
 

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Everyday we write countless memos, letters, and reports without a second thought. Likewise, we give presentations, both formal and informal. Often this writing and speaking gets criticized for being jargon-ridden, obscure, or long-winded - in short, for not being in "plain English." But what is plain English, and how do we go about writing, and speaking it? In Plain… See more details below

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Everyday we write countless memos, letters, and reports without a second thought. Likewise, we give presentations, both formal and informal. Often this writing and speaking gets criticized for being jargon-ridden, obscure, or long-winded - in short, for not being in "plain English." But what is plain English, and how do we go about writing, and speaking it? In Plain English at Work, Edward Bailey gives the answer, with down-to-earth tips and practical advice. Bailey, an expert in business communications, gives us a simple model for writing. Drawing on two earlier and popular books, The Plain English Approach to Business Writing and A Practical Guide for Business Speaking, this new volume has been significantly updated. It includes up-to-the-minute information on using computers, computer graphics, and typography for your writing, and on using the same technology for designing your presentations. The result is an authoritative and comprehensive single volume that will be the essential guide for everyone wishing to communicate more easily and effectively at work.

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Offers tips on writing and speaking in both formal and informal situations, emphasizing using plain English rather jargon-ridden or bureaucratic language. Applies a simple model for writing based on style, organization, and layout to writing reports, memos, and speeches, and gives advice on public speaking, using visual aids, designing computer presentations, and handling questions and answers. Includes useful checklists. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780198026440
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
05/16/1996
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

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