This book shows how using the techniques of ad writers and journalists can dramatically improve the way people write letters, memos, reports, and direct-mail in business. Contains many of the inside secrets and short-cuts professional writers use to make their job easier. Explains ways to use language to create favorable impressions, improve credibility, and explain complex subjects in simple terms. Offers interesting and persuasive examples drawn from The New York Times, Associated Press, American Express, Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, Nike, and many other publications and advertisers. Each technique is explained in a simple, three-step process, followed by several examples taken directly from ads, news stories, or direct mail which demonstrate the method. Then ways to apply the technique in everyday business writing are described through clear instructions and suggested examples.
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Table of Contents
What is Professional Writing?
How to Get Started and Keep Going.
Racing to Deadline.
Editing: Avoiding the Trite.
Editing: Deleting and Revising.
Direct Responses with Direct Mail.
Applying the Techniques.
Style, Style, and Style.
Like the Pros.