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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Collins Reference; 3 Reprint edition (Aug. 17 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060956437
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060956431
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 1.2 x 20.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 159 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #17,263 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"... "Writing That Works" works.... it provides clear and concrete ideas for improving your written communications!" -- Jay W. Lorsch, Louis E. Kirstein Professor of Human Relations, Harvard Business School

Clear, concise communications that make the right point will launch your career or business to new heights. -- Robert Seelert, Chairman, Saatchi & Saatchi PLC

In advertising, the challenge is to find the one simple, inspired thought... This book helps all of us... -- Peter Georgescu, Chairman Emeritus, Young & Rubicam Inc.

Roman and Raphaelson offer an abundance of practical tips for helping your written and oral communications... -- William C. Steere, Jr., Chairman and CEO, Pfizer, Inc.

About the Author

Kenneth Roman, former Chairman and CEO of Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide, is active on corporate and nonprofit boards.


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This was a terrific book which I would recommend to all of my clients, colleagues and friends -- but not to my competitors. It gives too many good ideas on how to get your message across effectively, succinctly and clearly.
The style is particularly effective -- bullet points with examples and real world examples of how to write more effectively.
As a securities analyst following technology companies, I am in a very writing-intensive business, where I need to get my point across as effectively as possible in as few words as possible.
At another level, I am alarmed by the caliber of writing that I see from people who we recruit -- people from major universities and graduate schools -- who are unable to write effectively. This book will be a useful tool for them -- better late than never.
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As each edition of this book that comes out, I purchase copies for my new staff, experienced staff, clients, and friends. Life is so much simplier when we can communicate consisely and effectively, and receive ideas from others that are clear as well. What we like about this edition of "Writing That Works" is that it is right-up-to-date with new economy communications like e-mail. By distributing the book to my entire staff, I'm ensured that we're presenting a consistent voice to our clients. Follow the writing tips in this book, and you will have people complimenting you on the clarity of your thoughts, and your professionalism.
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As each edition of this book that comes out, I purchase copies for my new staff, experienced staff, clients, and friends. Life is so much simplier when we can communicate consisely and effectively, and receive ideas from others that are clear as well. What we like about this edition of "Writing That Works" is that it is right-up-to-date with new economy communications like e-mail. By distributing the book to my entire staff, I'm ensured that we're presenting a consistent voice to our clients. Follow the writing tips in this book, and you will have people complimenting you on the clarity of your thoughts, and your professionalism.
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In business, the adage holds - it's not always what you say but how you say it that counts. Writing That Works provides clear examples of how to write and communicate effectively and efficiently. This edition includes excellent tips on writing and controlling e-mail. Kudos to the author on his common sense advice to technical writers such as writing "like you talk" and skipping the latest business jargon. I keep this book on my desk as a reference guide and highly recommend this text to anyone in business, especially to those on my team!
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This was a great book when it was first published in 1981. But even "classics" can be improved and this third edition is even better. It's obviously written for people living in an English-speaking environment, but I think it's even more useful in the rest of the world. Many of its pages contain effective and practical advice that can be very valualble in *any* language. And it's important to all of us - no matter where we are or how we earn a living - to understand how to use the "global language" effectively.
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This is a concise, relevant, topical, well written book on writing. It covers all the areas important to the younger generation, e-mail, resumes, letters etc. Unfortunately, many have not been drilled in the discipline of the written expression of the English language. As an educator and dean I see this all the time. People not only express themselves breaking the rules of grammar, but verbosely. The authors are to be congratulated on their contribution to the culture. I am sure they would be able to spruce up my review!
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Communicating the 'right' way is fundamental to business success. Writing That Works offers readers several 'right' ways to written communications. It is different from other guides in several ways:
- It keeps current with times
- It is clear, concise and informative
- It addresses a broad group of business readers-students to CEOs
- It is practical and easy to apply.
Like a good mentor, this book will be an invaluable aid throughout one's business career.
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This expanded version of an earlier edition of two seasoned advertising executive' original writing guide is something like Elements of Style, but aimed squarely at someone writing for business purposes (e.g., one of the ten chapters is "Asking for Money". There is a useful afterword describing a dozen more books to help you write better. Recommended as a good starting point for any business person wanting to write more effectively.
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