The Truth About the New Rules of Business Writing shows you how to master the art of effective business communication replacing the old standards of jargon, pomposity, and grammar drills with a simple, quick, and conversational writing style. Authors Natalie Canavor and Claire Meirowitz demonstrate how to plan and organize your content, make your point faster, tell your readers what's in it for them, construct winning documents of every kind--print, electronic, and even blog entries and text messages! The Truth about the New Rules of Business Writing brings together the field's best knowledge and shows exactly how to put it to work. With an "aha" on every page, it presents information in a clear, accessible style that's easy to understand and use. Written in short chapters, it covers the entire field, cuts to the heart of every topic, pulls back the curtain on expert secrets, and pops the bubble of commonly-held assumptions. Simply put, this book delivers easy, painless writing techniques that work.
FranklinCovey Style Guide: For Business and Technical Communication can help any writer produce documents that achieve outstanding results. Created by FranklinCovey, the world-renowned leader in helping organizations enhance individual effectiveness, this edition fully reflects today's online media and global business challenges. The only style guide used in FranklinCovey's own renowned Writing AdvantageTM programs, it covers everything from document design and graphics to sentence style and word choice. This edition includes extensive new coverage of graphics, writing for online media, and international business English.
The Truth About the New Rules of Business Writing
Part I The truth about what makes writing work
Part II The truth about self-editing
Part III The truth about successful e-mail
Part IV The truth about letters
Part V The truth about reports and proposals
Part VI The truth about Web sites
Part VII The truth about new media
Part VIII The truth about writing to self-market
Part IX The truth about tricks of the trade
FranklinCovey Style Guide: For Business and Technical Communications
Improving Communication Quality iii
Author Acknowledgements ix