Rules of Thumb for Business Writers

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The third in a successful McGraw-Hill series that includes Rules of Thumb: A Guide for Writers, Rules of Thumb for Online Research, and Rules of Thumb for Research, this guide has been designed to be used as a main text, a supplementary resource, and as a quick and easy reference. With full course of the writing process, directions, and advice that work, Rules of Thumb for Business Writers addresses the most common writing problems students will face every day in the business world.

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The Only Book You'll Ever Need to Write Clearly, Correctly, and SUCCESSFULLY

We all know "i before e," but do you know how to persuade with proposals, energize with email, and impress with PowerPoint? Rules of Thumb for Business Writers is your all-in-one, easy-to-use reference on everything you need to know about writing for the business world?from the basics of grammar and punctuation to putting the finishing touches on an important presentation. It's the only book you'll ever need to:

  • Get results?write effective letters, emails, résumés, proposals, agendas, and newsletters that get attention and the results you want!
  • Avoid embarrassing mistakes?with quick-reference answers on common errors in grammar, punctuation, spelling, and style.
  • Tap into technology?with work-saving shortcuts in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, and special advice on writing for websites.
  • Find information fast?learn how to improve the quality of your work with valuable resources for researching anything on the Internet.
  • Save time?with proven advice on optimizing your work style, collaborating on projects, and controlling paper flow.

Whether you're applying for a job, preparing an agenda, or simply sending an email, how you write and present yourself can mean the difference between professional advancement and being left behind. Keep Rules of Thumb for Business Writers on your desk and have the best writing guide in the business at your fingertips.

About the Author:

A graduate of Amherst College and the University of Virginia, Jay Silverman has received fellowhsips from the Fulbright-Hayes Foundation, the Andrew Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He has taught at Vriginia Highlands Community College and at Nassau Community College where he received the Honors Program award for Excellence in Teaching.

As Chair of the English Department of Nassau Community College for six years, Diana Roberts Wienbroer coordinated a department of 150 faculty members and served on the Executive Council of the Association of Departments of English. Besides teaching writing for over thirty years, both in Texas and New York, she has studied and taught film criticism. She is also the author of THE McGRAW-HILL GUIDE TO ELECTRONIC RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTATION, 1997.

Elaine Hughes came to New York City from Mississippi in 1979 to attend a National Endowment for the Humanities seminar at Columbia Uniersity. She has taught writing for more than 25 years--primarily at Hinds Community College in Raymond, Mississippi, and at Nassau Community College--and has conducted writing workshops for many organizations. She is the author of WRITING FROM THE INNER SELF.

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