Why Does My Boss Hate My Writing?: Twenty-one Questions Smart Business Writers Ask Before Sending or Printing

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If you write poorly in school, you may get a bad grade — if you write poorly at work, it could threaten your relationship with your boss. For this reason, among others, many find themselves understandably nervous about the quality of their professional writing.
 
In this handy resource from professional writing coach Becky Burckmyer, you will find many of the most common business writing questions — from "Have I Organized Properly?" to ...

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Overview

If you write poorly in school, you may get a bad grade — if you write poorly at work, it could threaten your relationship with your boss. For this reason, among others, many find themselves understandably nervous about the quality of their professional writing.
 
In this handy resource from professional writing coach Becky Burckmyer, you will find many of the most common business writing questions — from "Have I Organized Properly?" to "Have I Preferred Active to Passive Verbs?" — answered in a clear, easy-to-follow manner that will help improve your writing in a very short amount of time.

 

Improve Your Business Writing 100%!

Why Does My Boss Hate My Writing? covers 20 key areas that will help you improve your writing dramatically, including:

* Writing that meets your reader's needs

* Organization that gets your points across clearly

* Using active language to make your writing more powerful

* Proper punctuation and grammar

Not only does this practical guide show you how to fix common writing problems and make your writing more clear, concise, and effective, it also offers invaluable appendixes on:

* Overcoming writer's block

* Writing standards and rules of proper usage

* Dealing with difficult situations, such as responding to customer complaints in writing

* Mastering word processing and computers

Written by a professional writing coach and seminar speaker, Why Does My Boss Hate My Writing? is practically guaranteed to help you improve your business writing.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780760789421
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble
  • Publication date: 3/3/2007
  • Pages: 272

Meet the Author

Becky Burckmyer has worked for 20 years as a writer, editor, seminar leader, and personal coach for major corporations such as John Hancock Financial Services, Eastern Bank, Fidelity Investments, and Prudential Insurance. By helping people improve their writing skills, she helps them maximize their professional potential. Her business, Becky Burckmyer Writing Consultant, is based in Marblehead, Massachusetts.

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"This book is for you if you're having trouble with your writing at work. It's also for you if you're the boss and know something's wrong with the piece of writing that arrived on your desk this morning but can't put your finger on the problem."

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    helpful as...

    This is just about as helpful as my teacher. Confusing to the point of anger.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2005

    PLEASE REPRINT

    I teach Business Writing and loved the straightforward, clear presentation in this book which I used for one semester before it went out of print. I wish someone would take the initiative to reprint this great text.

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