Writing Reports to Get Results: Quick, Effective Results Using the Pyramid Method / Edition 3

Writing Reports to Get Results: Quick, Effective Results Using the Pyramid Method / Edition 3

by Ron S. Blicq, Lisa A. Moretto
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471143421

ISBN-13: 9780471143420

Pub. Date: 09/06/2001

Publisher: Wiley

The professional's quick-reference handbook for writing business and technical reports
Professionals in business, government, and technical fields often need help in organizing and writing reports for associates, clients, and managers. This simple tutorial handbook offers expert tips and useful ideas for organizing ideas, structuring reports, and adding spice

Overview

The professional's quick-reference handbook for writing business and technical reports
Professionals in business, government, and technical fields often need help in organizing and writing reports for associates, clients, and managers. This simple tutorial handbook offers expert tips and useful ideas for organizing ideas, structuring reports, and adding spice to technical papers.
Writing Reports to Get Results offers in-depth guidance for writing:

• short, informal reports, such as job progress reports and inspection reports

• semiformal reports, such as laboratory and medium-length investigation and evaluation reports

• formal reports, such as analytical and feasibility studies and major investigations

• technical and business proposals of varying complexity
The authors use a simple pyramid method to help writers organize their information into the most convenient and simplest structure for any type of document-from single-page proposals to full-length presentations. Rounding out this easy, instructional handbook are helpful tips on a number of other topics, such as: constructing reference lists and bibliographies; the use of numbers, abbreviations, and metric symbols; preparing illustrations for insertion into a report; and working collaboratively as a member of a writing team.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471143420
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/06/2001
Series:
Business and Technical Reports Series
Edition description:
3RD
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
7.62(w) x 9.39(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.
A PRACTICAL APPROACH TO REPORT WRITING.
How to Use These Guidelines.
The Report Writer's Pyramid.
INFORMAL REPORTS.
Incident, Field Trip, and Inspection Reports.
Progress Reports and Short Investigation Reports.
SEMIFORMAL REPORTS AND PROPOSALS.
Test and Laboratory Reports.
Investigation and Evaluation Reports.
Suggestions and Proposals.
FORMAL REPORTS.
The Formal Report.
REPORT WRITING TECHNIQUES AND METHODS.
Appearance and Format of Letter and Memorandum Reports.
The Language of Report Writing.
Writing a List of References or a Bibliography.
Inserting Illustrations into Reports.
Guidelines for Handling Abbreviations and Numbers.
Guidelines for Writing at a Computer Terminal.
Guidelines for Working with a Report Production Team.
Index.

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