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Joe Gaken, Administrative Assistant
Mechanical Enginering Department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Mary Gorman, Consultant, Strategic Planning and Development
I have been a big fan of Kim Kerrigan and Steven Wells and their publications ever since they coauthored their first books on grammar and writing for business people. And, once again, they have written another timely book certain to imrove the language skills of thousands of people.
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About This Book
Punctuation and Language Usage Made Easy: Grammar Guidelines for Busy Professionals is just that-a grammar and writing primer for you, a current or soon-to-be workplace professional, with limited time for extended language skills study. Within the covers of this small book are essential guidelines that provide you with clear, simple explanations and examples whenever you need immediate help perfecting your e-mails, letters, and documents.
We have divided our compact guide into three distinct sections: Vital Vocabulary Strategies, Proper Punctuation Pointers, and Lively Language Usage Tips. If you are wondering whether to capitalize a particular word; where to place a semicolon properly in a sentence; or how to use the words "bad" and "badly" or "lie" and "lay" correctly in your writing, you will discover the solution to each of these dilemmas (and many more) in this book. In addition, you will find timely and practical advice for a number of writing situations you are bound to encounter in completing your daily correspondence.
Whether you consider yourself a fairly proficient business writer-or a person who approaches business writing as a tedious task-Punctuation and Language Usage Made Easy will be an indispensable tool for you. For, in the end, this little book will accomplish big things for you as you strive to be concise, clear, and competent in all of your business correspondence. And, best of all, you will achieve these goals as you continue to save time and frustration as a busy professional!
|Publisher:||Corporate Classrooms, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.24(d)|
About the Author
Kim Kerrigan and Steven Wells cofounded Corporate Classrooms, a nationally recognized communication skills training firm in Chicago. Since then, they have presented workshops to thousands of business professionals to develop and nurture both their communication skills and self-confidence so they can succeed in today's complicated and fast-paced workplace.
Kim Kerrigan is a widely respected corporate trainer and workshop presenter. He taught for several years on the secondary and college level prior to working in the educational publishing field in the sales, marketing, and editorial areas.
Mr. Kerrigan graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and a minor in English. His graduate work includes study at Harvard University; Temple University; Northern Illinois University; Fitchburg State University; and Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Steve Wells began work at a telecommunications firm in Chicago where he quickly rose to become Vice President of Engineering. Later, he started a successful software development company before cofounding Corporate Classrooms. He brings his extensive technology skills, combined with his solid leadership experience, to ensure business professionals develop more polished and proficient communication skills.
Mr. Wells graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Mr. Wells also completed the Executive Leadership Program at Vanderbilt University.
In addition, Kim Kerrigan and StevenWells are the coauthors of several other books, including Get a Grip on Writing, Words for the Wise, Punctuation and Language Usage Made Easy, Get a Grip on Supervising Successfully, Budget Basics, Get a Grip on Speaking and Listening, and Get a Grip on Finance and Accounting.
Both Mr. Kerrigan and Mr. Wells currently live in the Boston area.