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Business Writer's Companion

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ISBN-10: 0312609639

ISBN-13: 9780312609634

Edition: 6th

Authors: Gerald J. Alred, Charles T. Brusaw, Walter E. Oliu

List price: $32.99
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The Business Writer's Companionis an easy-access guide to the most common types of business writing and communication by a dedicated author team with decades of combined academic and professional experience. It places writing in a real-world context with hundreds of business writing topics and more than 60 sample documents. Always anticipating the needs of today's business writers, the sixth edition includes updated information on the technologies that are integral to workplace writing and offers tips about professionalism.
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Book details

List price: $32.99
Edition: 6th
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 10/20/2010
Binding: Comb Bound 
Pages: 480
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

The Writing Process
Audience
Collaborative writing
Conclusions
Context
Defining terms
Description
Ethics in writing
Global communication
Introductions
Organization
Outlining
Paragraphs
Persuasion
Point of view
Preparation
Process explanation
Promotional writing
Proofreading
Purpose
Readers
Revision
Scope
Writing a draft
Workplace Technology
Adapting to new technologies
Blogs/forums
E-mail
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Instant messaging
Repurposing
Selecting the medium
Text messaging
Web design
Writing for the Web
Research and Documentation
Bibliographies
Copyright
Documenting sources
Interviewing for information
Note-taking
Paraphrasing
Plagiarism
Quotations
Research
Business Writing Documents and Elements
Feasibility reports
Investigative reports
Progress and activity reports
Proposals
Reports
Titles
Trip reports
Trouble reports
Formal Reports
Abstracts
Appendixes
Executive summaries
Formal reports
Glossaries
Tables of contents
Design and Visuals
Drawings
Flowcharts
Global graphics
Graphs
Headings
Layout and design
Lists
Organizational charts
Tables
Visuals
Correspondence
Acknowledgments
Adjustments
Complaints
Correspondence
Covers (or transmittals)
Inquiries and responses
International correspondence
Letters
Memos
Refusals
Sales letters
Job Search and Application
Acceptance/refusals
Application letters
Interviewing for a job
Job search
R�sum�s
Presentations and Meetings
Listening
Meetings
Minutes of meetings
Presentations
Style and Clarity
Abstract / concrete words
Affectation
Awkwardness
Biased language
Business writing style
Buzzwords
Clich�s
Coherence
Compound words
Conciseness
Connotation / denotation
Emphasis
Euphemisms
Expletives
Figures of speech
Garbled sentences
Idioms
Intensifiers
Jargon
Logic errors
Nominalizations
Parallel structure
Positive writing
Repetition
Sentence variety
Subordination
Telegraphic style
Tone
Transition
Unity
Vague words
Word choice
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