The Business Style Handbook: An A-to-Z Guide for Writing on the Job with Tips from Communications Experts at the Fortune 500

 
9780071382304: The Business Style Handbook: An A-to-Z Guide for Writing on the Job with Tips from Communications Experts at the Fortune 500

In the everyday work world, most professionals are on their own when it comes to writing reports, memos, proposals, and other necessary correspondence. The Business Style Handbook is a practical and comprehensive guide that focuses specifically on the writing issues that frequently arise on the job. Insights and feedback from Fortune 500 communications executives provide tips and advice on improving writing style and effectiveness, while more than 1,200 alphabetized entries cover the essentials of style and usage, grammatical concepts, and more.

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In today's competitive job market (January 2009), it is more important than ever to write well at work. And if you're looking for a new position, good communication skills will give you an edge, so be sure your resume and cover letters are clearly written and error-free.

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Whether it is a letter, e-mail or memo, in business you are called on to write nearly every day. And the skill and polish of your writing style--more than any other factors--will affect how your audience receives your message and responds to it.

It's not easy to write well on the job--especially at a time when the language of business is rapidly evolving. Should you write e-business, eBusiness or E-business? Is it proper to refer to a client as senior vice president or Senior Vice President? Should long distance have a hyphen? Does résumé have two accents? And how do you handle that Web address?

The Business Style Handbook is today's most comprehensive, practical and easy-to-use guide for writing effectively on the job. This helpful reference grammar focuses on the writing issues identified as most important in the workplace by communications executives from the Fortune 500. Written in plain English, it is filled with tips and advice for improving your on-the-job writing skills. The Business Style Handbook provides more than 1,200 A-to-Z entries covering:

  • Usage
  • Grammar
  • Punctuation
  • Spelling
  • Style

Filled with business-focused guidance plus straight-talking recommendations from top communications professionals, The Business Style Handbook will be the most valuable desktop tool you buy this year. Keep it at your side to quickly--and dramatically--improve your business writing.

Helen Cunningham and Brenda Greene each have more than 20 years' experience as business writers and editors. This includes working in the corporate world as well as in business publishing.

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