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The Only Book You'll Ever Need to Write Clearly, Correctly, and


We all know "i before e," but do you know how to persuade with proposals, energize with email, and impress with PowerPoint? Rules of Thumb for Business Writers is your all-in-one, easy-to-use reference on everything you need to know about writing for the business world—from the basics of grammar and punctuation to putting the finishing touches on an important presentation. It's the only book you'll ever need to:

  • Get results—write effective letters, emails, résumés, proposals, agendas, and newsletters that get attention and the results you want!
  • Avoid embarrassing mistakes—with quick-reference answers on common errors in grammar, punctuation, spelling, and style.
  • Tap into technology—with work-saving shortcuts in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, and special advice on writing for websites.
  • Find information fast—learn how to improve the quality of your work with valuable resources for researching anything on the Internet.
  • Save time—with proven advice on optimizing your work style, collaborating on projects, and controlling paper flow.

Whether you're applying for a job, preparing an agenda, or simply sending an email, how you write and present yourself can mean the difference between professional advancement and being left behind. Keep Rules of Thumb for Business Writers on your desk and have the best writing guide in the business at your fingertips.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071457576
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/21/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,452,433
  • Product dimensions: 0.54 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Diana Roberts Wienbroer has a businesswriting consultancy. Elaine Hughes conducted business seminars and creativity workshops. Jay Silverman received the Honors Program award for Excellence in Teaching at Nassau Community College in New York, where he continues to teach.

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 The writing process
Pt. 2 Writing with power
Pt. 3 Specific business writing
Pt. 4 Special projects
Pt. 5 Correctness - usage
Pt. 6 Correctness - punctuation
App Sample business documents
App Guidelines for preparing documents
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2014


    I slides your shirt off

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2000

    Great reference tool

    Rules for Bus. Writers is an excellent quick reference to keep handy at your desk. Plenty of material for beginners as well as advanced writers. I liked the quick tips and good resources. I'd rate it 'concise and helpful plus very easy to use' - it's a short and to the point guide. You don't have to wade through long passages of chitchat and padding to get the help you need. Highly recommend it!

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