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Writing at Work - A Quick and Easy Guide to Grammar and Effective Business Writing [Kindle Edition]

Ellis Morgan

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Product Description

Would you like to be more confident about language, grammar, punctuation and spelling? Do you want to write better emails, letters, leaflets and reports to improve sales, customer satisfaction and internal communications?

Writing at Work will boost your writing confidence and get you and your business communicating more successfully.

Presented in bite-sized chunks with practical examples, Writing at Work is an A to Z of everything you need to know to polish up your writing skills. There’s also a useful List of Everyday Words that will help you banish gobbledegook forever.

Plus you’ll learn how to:

• Find the right tone of voice for your audience.
• Get rid of tautologies, jargon and meaningless phrases.
• Tackle the important task of proof reading.
• Make your documents more accessible.

Writing at Work will become the indispensable handbook you reach for whenever you need help with your writing.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 115 KB
  • Print Length: 136 pages
  • Publisher: Dormouse Press (Aug. 29 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005K1QFQW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #62,897 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well written guide Feb. 2 2012
By Just Peachy - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is a short guide to business writing. The book is easy to follow and has some great tips. The first part of the book cover different topics in alphabetical order. Good examples are given when necessary. The second half of the book is a list of words word substitues. Personally I didn't find the second half very helpful.

Readers in the United States need to realize this was written in the UK and has a few spelling rules that we do not use.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid Tips for Business Writing April 22 2012
By David M - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
Business writing is often terrible. It limps along with its mix of jargon, clichés and passive voice.

This book solves all that. Written in a no-nonsense, easy to read style, it addresses all the common problems of business writing and provides practical solutions to make your writing sparkle.

That said, the advice is simple. If you've read The Elements of Style you've no need for this book. To compare the two, Elements of Style is written with wit and pizazz. It's targeted at writers and academics, and has an American voice. Writing at Work has a distinctly British voice. It lacks the flare of Elements of Style, but makes up for that by being less pernickity and easier to understand.

This is a book for anyone who writes in their day-to-day job, whether it's letters, funding applications, emails or reports.

Apply Ellis Morgan's advice, and your writing will improve.

N.B. This is not a book about persuasive copywriting. It's a book about writing well. For copywriting advice, check out Andy Maslen's Write To Sell: The Ultimate Guide to Great Copywriting.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars quick and helpful resource March 13 2012
By Bruce A. Goettsche - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Many books about grammar go unread because they are too long or too boring. This book is neither. It is a quick (but helpful) review of many issues related to writing and speaking. There are examples for each principle; but not too many. I write and speak for a living and found the book helpful.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book Feb. 23 2013
By JHON - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
I was trying to write better because my teachers used to give me very bad grades. Despite that they never taught me anything useful about it. Then I was looking for a book and so this one appears in amazon. Really this book has helped me to improve my writing as well as many other skills. So if you need some help on this, take a look of the book.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It is good for writing Aug. 31 2012
By YohanChang - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
If you are suffer from hard writing,
I recommend this book,
It contents good, design inside also good
Try it!

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