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Business Writer's Companion
Eighth EditionGerald J. Alred; Charles T. Brusaw; Walter E. Oliu©2017
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With hundreds of business writing topics and more than 60 sample documents, The Business Writer’s Companion is the best guide for helping you land, navigate, and stand out on the job. Study, learn, and write with confidence knowing that every model, writing checklist, grammar explanation, and note on professionalism and ethics will help you develop real writing skills with real-world value. Now with up-to-date coverage on social media and updated advice on job searching, the eighth edition is an indispensable reference for students and professionals alike.
Table of Contents
ethics in writing
point of view
writing a draft Tab 2. Workplace Technology
adapting to new technologies
blogs and forums
FAQs (frequently asked questions)
selecting the medium
writing for the Web Tab 3. Correspondence
inquiries and responses
sales letters Tab 4. Business Writing Documents and Elements
progress and activity reports
trouble reports (see incident reports)Tab 6. Formal Reports
Tab 5. Research and Documentation
interviewing for information
research Tab 6. Formal Reports
tables of contents Tab 7. Design and Visuals
layout and design
visuals Tab 8. Presentations and Meetings
minutes of meetings
presentations Tab 9. Job Search and Application
acceptance / refusals (for employment)
application cover letters
interviewing for a job
résumés Tab 10. Style and Clarity
abstract / concrete words
business writing style
connotation / denotation
figures of speech
"you" viewpoint Tab 11. Grammar Tab 12. Punctuation and Mechanics Appendix: Usage *= new to this edition