30 Minutes to Succeed in Business Writing (30 Minutes by Graham Hart

By Graham Hart

A part of a sequence of pocket courses aimed toward permitting the reader to benefit a brand new ability in exactly half-hour, this article offers useul easy methods to increase company writing from universal grammatical blunders to letter structure.

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These key skills, however, need to be supported by others. For example, you should also consider: how you prepare to write – document planning how to get started – avoiding ‘writer’s block’ timing and scheduling choosing your tools – what hardware and software 54 30 Minutes to Succeed in Business Writing working with others – various models for collaborative writing. Look at how others write, how punctuation is used, what vocabulary is employed. Learning from the strengths – and weaknesses – of others is a fruitful way to improve your own skills.

Think about these words: problems concerns anxieties worries 46 30 Minutes to Succeed in Business Writing These can be described as negative words. You could choose a more neutral word: try issues. Your choice of words will influence the tone and perhaps the design of letters and other documents. ; what result do you wish your letter to achieve? Your reader’s needs – could your letter cause offence – or bring pleasure? Is the reader a traditionalist. Is English their first language? Note some of the ways in which you can set the tone of a letter.

In the third example the writer has omitted the word ‘and’ from the threesome ‘turns, trials, tribulations’. He or she probably wishes the reader to consider all three words as being of equal importance. Had the phrase ‘turns, trials and tribulations’ been used, the reader may have considered ‘and tribulations’ to be less important. Try saying the two phrases out loud to emphasise this point. In each of three cases the writer has done something out of the ordinary in order to trip up the readers and gain their attention.

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