Synopses & Reviews
From persuasive memos to complaint letters, sales letters to executive summaries -- this exceedingly useful guide helps the business worker write clearly and in an appropriate format, style and tone. Numerous examples show how to overcome writer's block, organize messages for maximum impact, achieve an easy-to-read style, find an efficient writing system and much more.
Effective Business Writing, now in a new, revised and updated edition, will help you write the letters and memos that are so important to your career: persuasive memos, goodwill letters, complaint letters, sales letters, executive summaries.... Whether you're writing an e-mail message to a co-worker or a proposal to an international colleague, this book will help you choose an appropriate format, style, and tone. In addition to discussing the elements essential to good writing, this book will tell you - among other things - How to overcome writer's block; achieve an easy-to-read style; write for your boss's signature; organize messages for maximum impact; and find an efficient writing system. Effective Business Writing lays to rest the notion that business correspondence must be pompous and ponderous. Its numerous examples, which are simple and to the point, will give you confidence in your ability to write, and edit, effectively.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 131-132) and index.
About the Author
Maryann V. Piotrowski has taught business writing at Harvard and MIT, and is a writing consultant for many corporation, including Time Warner, Inc. She lives in Cambridge, MA.