Rules of Thumb for Business Writers

ISBN-10: 0071457577

ISBN-13: 9780071457576

Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)

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"Rules of Thumb for Business Writers offers busy professionals solutions to most on-the-job writing challenges. Brief, to-the-point chapters cover all the basics, including reports, resumes, speeches, memos, letters, and PowerPoint, with tips for meeting deadlines and managing paper flow. This edition contains new information on Internet research and communications technology, with examples, sample documents, and a resource list.
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List price: $18.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 4/11/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

As Chair of the English Department of Nassau Community College for six years, Diana Roberts Wienbroer coordinated a department of 150 faculty members and served on the Executive Council of the Association of Departments of English. Besides teaching writing for over thirty years, both in Texas and New York, she has studied and taught film criticism. She is also the author of THE McGRAW-HILL GUIDE TO ELECTRONIC RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTATION, 1997.

A graduate of Amherst College and the University of Virginia, Jay Silverman has received fellowhsips from the Fulbright-Hayes Foundation, the Andrew Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He has taught at Vriginia Highlands Community College and at Nassau Community College where he received the Honors Program award for Excellence in Teaching.

A Note from the Authors
The Writing Process
Writing in the Business World
Finding Your Focus
Sizing Up Your Work Style
What to Do When You're Stuck
Organizing Your Ideas
Continuity: Using Transitions
Adding Visual Interest: Layout, Illustrations, and PowerPoint Presentations
Staying on Top of the Paper Flow
Writing with Power
Steps Toward a Clear Style
Writing to Persuade
Writing with Energy
Trimming Wordiness
Varying Your Sentences
Avoiding Tangled Sentences
Eliminating Biased Language
Specific Business Writing
Email and Fax Messages
Agendas and Minutes
Instructions and Directions
Newsletters and Press Releases
Special Projects
Research on the Internet
Crediting Outside Sources
Recurring Projects
Long-Term Projects
Collaborative Projects
The Spoken Word
Editing Other People's Drafts
Writing for Others
Commonly Confused Words
One Word or Two?
Abbreviations and Numbers
Correct Pronouns
Consistent Pronouns
Pronouns: Avoiding Vagueness
Verbs: Agreement with Subjects
Verbs: Consistent Tenses
Word Endings: s and ed
Periods: Avoiding Sentence Fragments and Run-on Sentences
Semicolons and Colons
Dashes and Parentheses
Quotation Marks
Italicizing (Underlining) or Quoting Titles
Sample Business Documents
Bad News Memo
Detailed Email
Email Templates
Letter of Recommendation
Meeting Agenda
Press Release
Cover Letter for Resume
Resume (Emphasis on Accomplishments)
Resume (Emphasis on Skills)
Resume (Limited Experience-Concealing Current Employer)
Resume (Significant Experience)
Guidelines for Preparing Documents
Basic Formatting for Business Documents
Shortcuts for "Word"
Grammar Review: Common Sentence Patterns
Anatomy of a Sentence: How to Diagram
A List of Important References
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