Successful Writing at Work / Edition 10

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Overview

This respected market-leading text offers students a comprehensive, practical introduction to workplace writing to prepare them for a range of communication tasks. SUCCESSFUL WRITING AT WORK, 10E, features an abundance of real-world examples and problems as well as an accessible writing style and detailed guidelines for planning, drafting, revising, editing, and producing professional documents and graphics. Students are presented with topics in four logically sequenced sections, beginning with basic business communications and proceeding to conducting research, documenting sources, and handling more advanced tasks such as reports, proposals, and oral presentations. With each new task, students learn to become effective problem solvers at work, to understand their audience, and to select the best communication tools to accomplish their goals.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111834791
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/13/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 816
  • Sales rank: 73,696
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Philip C. Kolin, the University Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Southern Mississippi for nearly 30 years, teaches courses in composition, business and technical writing, literature, and drama. He has served as editor of two major scholarly journals and as founding co-editor of STUDIES IN AMERICAN DRAMA (1945-present). He received the Conference of Learned Journals award for the best new journal. In addition, he was also named Southern Mississippi's first Distinguished Professor in the Humanities. Dr. Kolin has published almost 30 books and 200 scholarly articles covering a variety of subjects, including writing, drama, linguistics, and folklore. He also has written a book and articles on professional writing for nurses and lawyers and has conducted workshops on technical writing. He received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University.

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Table of Contents

1. Getting Started: Writing and Your Career. 2. The Writing Process at Work. 3. Collaborative Writing and Meetings at Work. 4. Writing Routine Business Correspondence: Memos, Faxes, Emails, IMs and Blogs. 5. Writing Letters: Some Basics for Communicating with Audiences Worldwide. 6. Types of Business Letters. 7. How to Get a Job: Searches, Networking, Dossiers, Portfolios, Resumes, Letters and Interviews. 8. Doing Research and Documentation on the Job. 9. Summarizing Information at Work. 10. Designing Clear Visuals. 11. Designing Successful Documents and Websites 12. Writing Instructions and Procedures. 13. Writing Winning Proposals. 14. Writing Effective Short Reports. 15. Writing Careful Long Reports. 16. Making Successful Presentations at Work.

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