Writing at Work Professional Writing Skills for People on the Job

ISBN-10: 0844259837
ISBN-13: 9780844259833
Edition: 1997
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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 3/4/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

This practical guide takes students through six principles for effective writing, from general guidelines for good writing to correct grammar usage to choosing an appropriate style. Writers are encouraged to make informed choices about the design of sentences, paragraphs, and longer documents.

Writing on the Job
A Model of the Writing Process
Real Rules, Nonrules, and House Rules
Parts of Sentences and Parts of Speech
Sentence Completeness
Common Problems with Verbs
Placing Modifiers Effectively
Pronoun Problems
Commas
Semicolons and Colons
Hyphens
Dashes and Parentheses
Clear Reference
Lean Words versus Redundant Words
Technical Vocabulary versus Jargon
Preferring a Verbal Style
Unpacking Noun Compounds
Recognizing Active and Passive Voice
When to Prefer the Passive Voice
Projecting Personality
Managing Sentence Emphasis
Parallel Structure
Maintaining Flow from Sentence to Sentence
Defining a Professional Look
Conclusion: The Marks of a Professional Style

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