Rules Of Thumb For Business Writers / Edition 2

Rules Of Thumb For Business Writers / Edition 2

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by Diana Wienbroer, Elaine Hughes, Jay Silverman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0071457577

ISBN-13: 9780071457576

Pub. Date: 03/21/2005

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

Rules of Thumb for Business Writers offers busy professionals solutions to most on-the-job writing challenges. Brief, to-the-point chapters cover all the basics, including reports, resumes, speeches, memos, letters, and PowerPoint, with tips for meeting deadlines and managing paper flow. This edition contains new information on Internet research and

Overview

Rules of Thumb for Business Writers offers busy professionals solutions to most on-the-job writing challenges. Brief, to-the-point chapters cover all the basics, including reports, resumes, speeches, memos, letters, and PowerPoint, with tips for meeting deadlines and managing paper flow. This edition contains new information on Internet research and communications technology, with examples, sample documents, and a resource list.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071457576
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
03/21/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
0.54(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
A Note from the Authorsxi
Part 1The Writing Process
Writing in the Business World3
Finding Your Focus5
Sizing Up Your Work Style7
What to Do When You're Stuck10
Organizing Your Ideas13
Paragraphing17
Continuity: Using Transitions20
Adding Visual Interest: Layout, Illustrations, and PowerPoint Presentations22
Revising25
Proofreading28
Staying on Top of the Paper Flow30
Part 2Writing with Power
Steps Toward a Clear Style35
Writing to Persuade37
Writing with Energy41
Trimming Wordiness44
Varying Your Sentences46
Avoiding Tangled Sentences51
Eliminating Biased Language54
Part 3Specific Business Writing
Email and Fax Messages59
Memos64
Letters67
Agendas and Minutes72
Instructions and Directions74
Reports76
Websites81
Newsletters and Press Releases85
Proposals88
Resumes91
Part 4Special Projects
Research on the Internet99
Crediting Outside Sources107
Recurring Projects111
Long-Term Projects113
Collaborative Projects117
The Spoken Word119
Editing Other People's Drafts121
Writing for Others123
Part 5Correctness-Usage
Commonly Confused Words127
One Word or Two?136
Spelling140
Capitalization143
Abbreviations and Numbers146
Correct Pronouns148
Consistent Pronouns150
Pronouns: Avoiding Vagueness154
Verbs: Agreement with Subjects156
Verbs: Consistent Tenses158
Word Endings: s and ed160
Part 6Correctness-Punctuation
Periods: Avoiding Sentence Fragments and Run-on Sentences165
Commas171
Semicolons and Colons175
Dashes and Parentheses177
Hyphens179
Apostrophes180
Quotation Marks181
Italicizing (Underlining) or Quoting Titles185
Appendix
Sample Business Documents189
Memo189
Bad News Memo190
Detailed Email191
Email Templates192
Letter of Recommendation193
Meeting Agenda194
Press Release195
Cover Letter for Resume196
Resume (Emphasis on Accomplishments)197
Resume (Emphasis on Skills)199
Resume (Limited Experience-Concealing Current Employer)201
Resume (Significant Experience)202
Guidelines for Preparing Documents203
Basic Formatting for Business Documents203
Shortcuts for "Word"206
Grammar Review: Common Sentence Patterns212
Anatomy of a Sentence: How to Diagram217
A List of Important References220
Index233

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