The Business Writer's Handbook (9th Edition)

The Business Writer's Handbook (9th Edition)

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

Language: English

Pages: 653

ISBN: 1457673088

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

The Business Writer's Handbook (9th Edition)

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

Language: English

Pages: 653

ISBN: 1457673088

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Now in its eighth edition, this classic book remains the complete business-writing reference for students and professionals alike. Alphabetically organized and easy to use, its nearly 400 entries provide guidance for the most common types of business documents and correspondence, from brochures, press releases, and résumés, to executive summaries, proposals, and reports. Abundant sample documents and visuals throughout the book demonstrate effective business communication, reflecting current practices for formatting documents and using e-mail. In addition, advice on organizing, researching, writing, and revising complements thorough treatment of grammar, usage, style, and punctuation to provide comprehensive help with writing skills. This edition has been thoroughly revised to include expanded advice for analyzing the context of different writing situations, using and integrating visuals, and dealing with ethical concerns in business writing, including plagiarism. Entries throughout have been revised, updated, consolidated, and streamlined to provide the most accurate and accessible information. Comprehensive yet concise, The Business Writer's Handbook remains the quick reference faithful users have come to appreciate.

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promote the work of an internationally respected institution. Having participated in substantial volunteer activities at a local public museum, I am aware of the importance of your work. I bring strong up-to-date academic and practical skills in multimedia tools and graphic arts production, as indicated in my enclosed résumé. Further, I have recent project management experience at Dyer/Khan, where I was responsible for the development of client brochures, newsletters, and posters. As project

installed to protect against son [sic] damage.” brainstorming Brainstorming, a form of free association used to generate ideas about a topic, can be done individually or in groups. Brainstorming can stimulate creative thinking and reveal fresh perspectives and new connections. When preparing to write, jot down as many random ideas as you can think of about the topic. When a group brainstorms, designate a person to note ideas the group suggests. Do not stop to analyze ideas or hold back looking

was the cause of another event. More often, a result will have more than one cause. As you research a subject, your task is to determine which cause or causes are most plausible. When several probable causes are equally valid, report your findings accordingly, as in the following excerpt from an article on the use of an energy-saving device called a furnace-vent damper. The damper is a metal plate that fits inside the flue or vent pipe of a natural-gas or fuel-oil furnace to allow poisonous gases

Writing out the name of the month makes the entire date immediately clear to all readers. Centuries often cause confusion with numbers because their spelled-out forms, which are not capitalized, do not correspond with D BWH_ch0D.qxp 8/21/08 8:07 AM Page 126 126 de facto / de jure their numeral designations. The twentieth century, for example, is the 1900s: 1900–1999. When the century is written as a noun, do not use a hyphen. D ᮣ During the twentieth century, technology transformed

Business and Technical Communication 21.2 (2007): 205. Mackiewicz, Jo. “Criticism Mitigation Strategies.” Table. “Compliments and Criticisms in Book Reviews about Business Communication.” Journal of Business and Technical Communication 21.2 (2007): 205. “Global Warming Effects.” Map. National Geographic. Apr. 2007. 22 Jan. 2008 . See also Ethics Note on page 167.

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