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HBR Guide to Better Business Writing  : HBR Guide Series - Bryan A. Garner

HBR Guide to Better Business Writing

HBR Guide Series


Published: 1st February 2013
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Packed with concise, practical tips from leading experts and examples that make them easy to apply the HBR Guides provide smart answers to your most pressing work challenges. Arm yourself with the advice you need to succeed on the job, from the most trusted brand in business.

HBR Guide to Better Business Writing, by writing expert Bryan A. Garner: Learn how to write clear, persuasive business documents—from emails to proposals to reports that get results.

About the Author

Bryan A. Garner is a leading authority on writing, grammar, usage, and style. He is the author of many books on writing, including the best-selling reference work "Garner's Modern American Usage." He is also editor in chief of the world's most frequently cited lawbook, Black's Law Dictionary.



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    "Garner is a leading authority on writing and with this book he shows the importance of good business writing to save time, money, and the reader's patience. The text, with suggestions and practical tools, will help readers express ideas more clearly and persuasively." -- WorkStyle Magazine "At last! A book I can recommend to executives and to the human resource managers whose responsibility it is to develop executives: HBR Guide to Better Business Writing, by Bryan A. Garner." Lynn Gaertner-Johnston, Better Business Writing Blog "If you need assistance in any of these and other areas, Garner's book will be of invaluable assistance now as well as in months and years to come." -- First Friday Book Synopsis

    Introduction: Why you need to write wellp. xv
    Delivering the Goods Quickly and Clearly
    Know why you're writingp. 3
    Understand your readersp. 7
    Divide the writing process into four separate tasksp. 13
    Before writing in earnest, jot down your three main points-in complete sentencesp. 19
    Write in full-rapidlyp. 27
    Improve what you've writtenp. 31
    Use graphics to illustrate and clarifyp. 37
    Developing Your Skills
    Be relentlessly clearp. 43
    Learn to summarize-accuratelyp. 49
    Waste no wordsp. 53
    Be plain-spoken: Avoid bizspeakp. 57
    Use chronology when giving a factual accountp. 67
    Be a stickler for continuityp. 71
    Learn the basics of correct grammarp. 77
    Get feedback on your drafts from colleaguesp. 85
    Avoiding the Quirks That Turn Readers Off
    Don't anesthetize your readersp. 91
    Watch your tonep. 99
    Common Forms of Business Writing
    E-mailsp. 105
    Business Lettersp. 111
    Memos and Reportsp. 125
    Performance Appraisalsp. 133
    A Checklist for the Four Stages of Writingp. 139
    A Dozen Grammatical Rules You Absolutely Need to Knowp. 143
    A Dozen Punctuation Rules You Absolutely Need to Knowp. 153
    Common Usage Gaffesp. 163
    Some Dos and Don'ts of Business-Writing Etiquettep. 165
    A Primer of Good Usagep. 169
    Desk Referencesp. 199
    Indexp. 203
    Acknowledgmentsp. 209
    About the Authorp. 211
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    ISBN: 9781422184035
    ISBN-10: 142218403X
    Series: HBR Guide
    Audience: Professional
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 240
    Published: 1st February 2013
    Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
    Country of Publication: US
    Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 12.7  x 1.5
    Weight (kg): 0.27