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Successful Writing at Work Concise Edition

ISBN-10: 0618948643
ISBN-13: 9780618948642
Edition: 2nd 2009
Authors: Philip C. Kolin
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Description: This user-friendly, compact text presents the most necessary, useful skills and strategies for successful workplace writing. Based on the successful parent text, Successful Writing at Work, 8/e, the Concise Edition maintains a practical approach, an  More...

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Book details

List price: $137.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 2/22/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

This user-friendly, compact text presents the most necessary, useful skills and strategies for successful workplace writing. Based on the successful parent text, Successful Writing at Work, 8/e, the Concise Edition maintains a practical approach, an abundance of realistic situations and problems, real-world examples, and detailed guidelines for drafting, editing, and producing professional documents and graphics. The Second Edition features a contemporary, open, and user-friendly design, including a wider trim size to allow for marginal note-taking and many new and up-to-date visuals.

Philip C. Kolin, the University Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Southern Mississippi for nearly 30 years, teaches courses in composition, business and technical writing, literature, and drama. He has served as editor of two major scholarly journals and as founding co-editor of STUDIES IN AMERICAN DRAMA (1945-present). He received the Conference of Learned Journals award for the best new journal. In addition, he was also named Southern Mississippi's first Distinguished Professor in the Humanities. Dr. Kolin has published almost 30 books and 200 scholarly articles covering a variety of subjects, including writing, drama, linguistics, and folklore. He also has written a book and articles on professional writing for nurses and lawyers and has conducted workshops on technical writing. He received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University.

Backgrounds
Getting Started: Writing and Your Career
Writing--An Essential
Job Skill
Writing for the Global Marketplace
Four Keys to Effective
Writing Characteristics of Job-Related
Writing Ethical
Writing in the Workplace
The Writing Process and Collaboration at Work
What Writing
Is Not and Is Researching
Planning
Drafting
Revising
Editing
Collaboration Is Crucial to the Writing
Process Seven
Guidelines for Successful Group
Writing Sources of Conflict in Group
Dynamics and How to Solve Them
Collaborating Online
Correspondence
Writing Memos
Faxes, and E-Mails
What Memos
Faxes, and E-Mails
Have in Common
Memos Faxes E-Mail
Writing Letters
Letters in the Age of the Internet
Letter Formats
Guidelines on Printing Your Letters
Parts of a Letter Organizing a Standard
Business Letter
Making a Good Impression on Your Reader
Types of Business Letters
Inquiry Letters Special Request
Letters Sales
Letters Customer
Relations Letters
International Business Correspondence
How to Get a Job
R?sum?s, Letters of Application, and Interviews
Steps the Employer
Takes to Hire
Steps to Follow to Get Hired
Analyzing Your Strengths
Looking in the Right Places for a Job
Preparing a R?sum?
Letters of Application Going to an Interview
Preparing Documents and Visuals
Designing Successful
Documents and Visuals Organizing
Information Visually
The ABCs of Print Document
Design Three Rules of Effective
Page Design: A Wrap-Up
The Purpose of Visuals
Two Categories of Visuals
Tables Figures
Using Visual Ethically
Using Appropriate Visuals for International Audiences
Writing Instructions and Procedures
Instructions and Your Job
Why Instructions
Are Important
The Variety of Instructions
A Brief Overview
Assessing and Meeting Your Audience's
Needs The Process of Writing Instructions
Using the Right Style
Using Visuals Effectively
The Five Parts of Instructions
Model of Full Set of Instructions
Writing Procedures for Policies and Regulations
Some Final Advice
Writing Effective
Short Reports and Proposals
Why Short Reports
Are Important Types of Short Reports
Guidelines for Writing Short Reports
Periodic Reports Sales Reports
Progress Reports Trip/Travel Reports
Incident Reports Writing
Successful Proposals
Guidelines for Writing
Successful Proposals
Internal Proposals
Sales Proposals
Writing Careful
Long Reports
Characteristics of a Long Report
The Process of Writing a Long Report
Parts of a Long Report
The Whys and Hows of Documentation
A Model Long Report
Making Successful Presentations at Work Types of Presentations
Informal Briefings Formal Presentations
Analyzing Your Audience
The Parts of Formal Presentations
Presentation Software Noncomputerized Presentations
Rehearsing Your Presentation
Delivering Your Presentation
Evaluating Presentations
A Writer's Brief Guide to Paragraphs
Sentences, and Words Paragraphs
Sentences Words

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