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

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 resume 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; and, 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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An ambitious undertaking...to create the authoritative guide to correct spelling, punctuation, capitalization, word usage and e-etiquette for business writing. -- Sky Magazine

It has new terms, particularly business and high-tech terms, you won't find, at least without difficulty, in your standard references. -- Writing That Works

This book helps graduates make the transition...to business-speak, stressing the importance of brevity, accuracy and clarity. -- San Antonio Express-News

This one, in particular for business communication, is a valuable addition to any company's arsenal of business resources. -- The Miami Herald

We like this one...because it is filled with business-focused guidance unlike any other usage guide. -- National Investor Relations Institute

About the Author:

Helen Cunningham is director of corporate communications at Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation.

Brenda Greene is a freelance writer and editor.

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