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The business writer's handbook

Author: Gerald J Alred; Charles T Brusaw; Walter E Oliu
Publisher: Boston, MA : Bedford/St. Martins, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Twelfth editionView all editions and formats

From abstracts to online professional profiles, from blogs and forums to the e-mail and formal reports, The Business Writer's Handbook uses smart, accessible language to spotlight and clarify  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald J Alred; Charles T Brusaw; Walter E Oliu
ISBN: 1319058493 9781319058494
OCLC Number: 1032356070
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxvi, 612 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: A.- abbreviations.- abstract/concrete words.- abstracts.- acceptance/refusal letters (for employment).- acknowledgment letters.- acronyms and initialisms.- active voice (see voice).- adapting to new technologies.- adjectives.- adjustment letters.- *Professionalism Note.- Adverbs.- affectation.- agreement.- allusions.- ambiguity.- ampersands.- and/or.- annual reports.- antonyms.- apostrophes.- appendixes.- application cover letters.- *Figure A-8. Application Cover Letter (Graduate Applying for a Graphic Design Job).- *Proofreading and Follow-up.- appositives.- articles.- audience.- awkwardness.- .- B.- biased language.- bibliographies.- blogs and forums.- *Figure B-1. Corporate Blog.- brackets.- brainstorming.- brochures.- bulleted lists (see lists).- business plans.- business writing style.- buzzwords.- .- C.- capitalization.- case?.- cause-and-effect method of development.- chronological method of development.- clarity.- clauses.- cliches.- coherence.- collaborative writing.- Digital Tip: Using Collaborative Software.- collection letters.- colons.- comma splice.- commas.- comparison.- comparison method of development.- complaint letters.- complements.- compound words.- conciseness.- conclusions.- conjunctions.- connotation/denotation.- context.- contractions.- copyrights, patents, and trademarks.- *Patents.- *Trademarks.- *Figure C-11. Sample Trademarks.- correspondence.- Indirect Pattern.- cover letters (or transmittals).- .- D.- dangling modifiers.- dashes.- dates.- defining terms.- definition method of development.- description.- design (see layout and design).- dictionaries.- direct address.- division-and-classification method of development.- *document management.- *Writer's Checklist: Naming Files.- documenting sources.- double negatives.- drawings.- .- E.- editing (see both revision and proofreading).- ellipses.- e-mail.- *Ethics Note.- emphasis.- English as a second language.- ethics in writing.- euphemisms.- exclamation marks.- executive summaries.- expletives.- exposition.- .- F.- FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions).- feasibility reports.- figures of speech.- flowcharts.- footnotes (see documenting sources).- foreign words in English.- form letters.- formal reports.- *Digital Tip: Creating an Index.- Sample Formal Report.- *Digital Tip: Creating Styles and Templatess of meetings.- mission statements.- mixed constructions.- modifiers.- mood.- .- N.- narration.- newsletter articles.- newsletters.- nominalizations.- note-taking.- nouns.- number (grammar).- numbers.- .- O.- objects.- order-of-importance method of development?.- organization.- organizational charts.- outlining.- .- P.- pace.- paragraphs.- parallel structure.- paraphrasing.- parentheses.- parts of speech.- periods.- person.- persuasion.- photographs.- phrases.- plagiarism.- plain language.- point of view.- policies and procedures.- positive writing.- possessive case.- prefixes.- preparation .- prepositions.- presentations.- *Professionalism Note? .- press releases.- process explanation.- progress and activity reports.- promotional writing.- pronoun reference.- pronouns.- proofreading.- *Professionalism Note.- proposals.- punctuation.- purpose.- .- Q.- question marks.- questionnaires.- quotation marks.- quotations.- .- R.- readers.- reference letters.- refusal letters.- Figure R-3. Refusal with High Stakes.- repetition.- reports.- repurposing.- research.- resignation letters.- restrictive and nonrestrictive elements.- resumes.- revision.- rhetorical questions.- run-on sentences.- .- S.- salary negotiations (see interviewing for a job).- sales letters.- scope.- selecting the medium.- semicolons.- sentence construction.- sentence faults.- sentence fragments.- sentence variety .- sequential method of development.- slashes.- *social media.- spatial method of development.- spelling.- style .- subordination.- suffixes.- surveys (see questionnaires).- synonyms.- syntax.- .- T.- tables of contents.- tables.- telegraphic style.- tense .- text messaging.- thesaurus.- titles.- tone.- transition.- trip reports.- trouble reports (see incident reports).- .- U.- unity.- usage.- .- V.- vague words.- verbals.- verbs.- visuals.- voice.- .- W.- Web design (see writing for the Web).- word choice.- writing a draft .- writing for the Web.- Writing for a Global Audience.- .- Y.- "you" viewpoint.
Responsibility: Gerald J. Alred, Charles T. Brusaw, Walter E. Oliu.


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