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E-Writing: 21st-Century Tools for Effective Communication based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
When I first picked-up this book, I expected a pedantic approach to creating quick-and-dirty e-mails. There is some attention to e-mail correspondence, but this volume is considerably more comprehensive than what I expected. Young people, particularly, highly oriented to computers and e-mail will benefit greatly from this book. So will people in administrative roles where writing clearly and succinctly is so critically important in this sped-up world. After 60-some pages on writing for the electronic medium, Booher launches into a wealth of material on good writing principles in general. On one hand, one could say this content takes us away from the title of the book. On the other hand, what Booher has done is really valuable for the reader: everything you need to know to put together good letters, memos, reports, proposals, meeting minutes-it's all here in one place. There's even a five-chapter section on editing! Want more than this? Bonuses include a glossary of grammatical terms (Miss Hardy would have loved for me to know all this stuff back in high school). E-Writing will serve as a good reference manual as well as a helpful book to read from cover to cover. The layout makes it easy to understand, as well as find what you're looking for. The comprehensive index is also helpful.