Hbr guide to better business writing
HBR Guide to Better Business Writing by Bryan A. GarnerBryan Garner is a genius and the closest thing in my life right now to a realistic role model. If youre already a skilled writer, this handbook can be a tad basic at times (e.g. lessons about showing not telling, parallel structure, etc.) But its far from inessential. A refresher course in writing is always edifying, and I learned some good tips for approaching the writing process. Plus a few important usage tips Id forgotten or didnt know.
If you work in business and dont think of yourself as a professional writer, however, this book is absolutely essential. Read this book. Read it twice. Take notes and highlight memorable sections. Review your notes and highlighted parts. You will improve your writing and communication skills in general. As a result, you will get more done and change the way coworkers and clients think about you - for the better. Do yourself a favor and invest $15 of that annual raise in improving the way you write and think.
HBR Guide to Better Business Writing (HBR Guide Series)
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Simple, direct, and concise read on how to improve your business writing. Chapters are brief and compact with useful recaps. The author starts with a section on how to focus and start writing Bryan A. Garner, gives you the tools you need to express your ideas clearly and persuasively so clients, colleagues, stakeholders, and partners will get behind them.
Introduction: Why you need to write well. Section 1: Delivering the Goods Quickly and Clearly. Divide the writing process into four separate tasks. Before writing in earnest, jot down your three main points—in complete sentences. Use chronology when giving a factual account. Get feedback on your drafts from colleague s. Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.