1 The Essential Handbook For Business Writing c o mm u n i cat i on excelle nc e in English, the language of b usiness worldwide Desmond A. Gilling Good Writing is good Business . This Writing Handbook has all the ingredients necessary to write well. I. particularly like the graphic presentations and the numerous Writing examples. I. will be introducing this Handbook to our Hong Kong office.. B. Soong, Vice President, McGraw-Hill Financial From now on, before we put together a document, we will refer to this comprehensive Handbook exclusively.. M. Heydon, Manager & Sr. Account Executive, Manion Wilkins This perfect Writing Handbook would instill confidence in a Business writer at any level.
2 Indispensable. A must for every Business employee.. K. Duncan, Director, Mason Group Finally, a concise, meaningful Business Writing instruction book. The lessons are quick and easy making learning instant. I wouldn't consider using any other book with my classes.. W. Struthers, Professor, Business English, Centennial College I intend to refer to this Handbook often, particularly when putting together a sales letter or proposal. I don't think there is a better Writing Handbook on the market anywhere. I will be recommending the training sessions they offer.. C. Pollock, Financial Advisor, Sun Life. I certainly could have used this in Business school.
3 Great Writing Handbook . Everything you need to know is at your fingertips.. J. Earl, ISBN 978-09880938-0-5. Excerpts from The Essential Handbook for Business Writing There are five colour-coded sections in The Essential Handbook for Business Writing : 1) Composition Basics 2) Business Writing 3) Usage 4) Proposals and Reports 5) Visual Basics In this PDF sampler, you'll find exact pages from each section specially selected to give an overview of the detailed and inclusive content of The Essential Handbook for Business Writing . The Composition Basics section focuses on grammar including punctuation, spelling, capitalization, and sentence structure.
4 This section provides a solid foundation for the rest of the text. For some, this may be nothing more than a review of the principles of grammar that they are familiar with; for others, it may be much-needed lessons in Writing basics. The Business Writing section outlines the process of composing Business communication and offers precise examples of Business letters that can act as templates. The Usage section deals with frequently misused or confused terms. Proper usage is critical for producing clear and precise communication. Many of these problem areas are instantly recognizable, even for the seasoned writer.
5 The Proposals and Reports section outlines the purpose and structure of these types of documents with examples (in brief) of both. Each component of a proposal and a report is explained in detail enabling the writer to duplicate the process and produce an official proposal or report. The Visual Basics section offers hints on how to produce attractive, visually enhanced documents. The basic principles of using fonts, images, and creative page layouts are explained with examples. The full text of The Essential Handbook For Business Writing (192 pages) is designed to offer a lesson on every page. Instructions are brief, examples are plentiful, and learning is instant.
6 Written from the experience and perspective of a long-time teacher of English, the text is devised to make learning the skills of professional Business Writing simple and straightforward. ** The full Table of Contents is included in this sampler. The Essential Handbook for Business Writing : an overview Composition Basics Sample Business Letters grammatical terms persuasive Writing parts of speech sales letters pronouns letters of complaint verbs response to a complaint sentence structure letters of refusal types of sentences the press release sentence structure errors e-mail messages punctuation the memorandum capitalization the newsletter spelling Proposals & Reports Visual Design components of a proposal creating a document components of a report working with fonts sample proposals art in a document sample reports balancing design elements executive summary text alignment introduction
7 Charts and graphs letter of transmittal body text conclusions recommendations Usage frequently confused terms problem usage terms often confused The Essential Handbook for Business Writing , First Edition. Copyright 2013. Published by Greenlink Consulting. Printed in Canada. All rights reserved. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be transmitted, translated, or reproduced in any manner, mechanical or electronic including photocopying and recording without the written permission of the publisher and the author. ISBN 978-09880938-0-5. Corporate and educational quantity pricing available. Inquiries should be addressed to: (011) 1 416 400 8407.
8 Printed and bound in Canada. Good composition is like a suspension bridge each line adds strength and takes none away. Robert Henri I have made this [letter] longer, because I have not had the time to make it shorter. Blaise Pascal (1623 1662). At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough, grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction.. Elizabeth Barrett Browning Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say 'infinitely' when you mean 'very'; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite. C. S. Lewis (1898 1963). I try to leave out the parts that people skip.
9 Elmore Leonard One of the greatest of all faults in Writing and in speaking is this: the using of many words to say little. William Cobbett I'm not a very good writer, but I'm an excellent rewriter.. James Michener Proofread carefully to see if you any words out. Author Unknown A scrupulous writer, in every sentence that he writes, will ask himself at least four questions, thus: 1. What am I trying to say? 2. What words will express it? 3. What image or idiom will make it clearer? 4. Is this image fresh enough to have an effect? . George Orwell (1903 1950). CONTENTS. COMPOSITION BASICS. Principles of Basic Parts of Verb Mood of a Problem Active and Passive Subject Verb Types of Relative Pronoun Pronoun Antecedent and Verb Relative Pronoun Vague Pronoun More on Types of Phrases and Constructing Sentence Comma Fused and Run-on Parallel Misplaced and Dangling Comma Colon, Semicolon, Quotation The Capital Spelling Frequently Misspelled Compound Words and Compound Business British / American / Canadian Business Writing .
10 Principles of Business The Outline The The Topic Organizing Sample The Business Sample Business The Art of Persuasive Sample Persuasive The Sales Sample Sales Letter of Response to a Sample Letter of Sample Letter: Response to Announcement and Invitation Sample Announcement Sample Invitation Refusal Inappropriate Letter of Appropriate Letter of Letter of The E-Mail The Meeting Agenda and The Press The Mission PROPOSALS AND REPORTS. Proposal and Report Formal Proposal and Formal Business Components of a Formal Sample Business Components of a Formal Memo Sample Progress Sample Recommendation USAGE. Commonly Confused Common Problem Terms Frequently VISUAL DESIGN BASICS.