The Business Writer's Companion - Rental Only
Eighth Edition   ©2017

The Business Writer's Companion - Rental Only

Gerald J. Alred (University of Wisconsin -- Milwaukee) , Charles T. Brusaw (Sinclair Community College) , Walter E. Oliu

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-04476-X; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-04476-3; Format: Spiral Bound, 512 pages

How to Use This Book
Preface
Five Steps to Successful Writing
 
 
Tab 1. The Writing Process
audience
collaborative writing
conclusions
context
defining terms
description
ethics in writing
global communication
introductions
organization
outlining
paragraphs
persuasion
point of view
preparation
process explanation
promotional writing
proofreading
purpose
readers
revision
scope
writing a draft  
 
Tab 2. Workplace Technology
adapting to new technologies
blogs and forums
e-mail
FAQs (frequently asked questions)
instant messaging
repurposing
selecting the medium
social media
text messaging
writing for the Web  
 
Tab 3. Correspondence
acknowledgments
adjustments
complaints
correspondence
cover letters
inquiries and responses
*instant messaging
international correspondence
letters
memos
refusals
sales letters
 
Tab 4. Business Writing Documents and Elements
feasibility reports
incident reports
investigative reports
progress and activity reports
proposals
reports
titles
trip reports
trouble reports (see incident reports)Tab 6. Formal Reports

Tab 5. Research and Documentation
bibliographies
copyright
documenting sources
interviewing for information
note-taking
paraphrasing
plagiarism
quotations
research
 
Tab 6. Formal Reports
abstracts
appendixes
executive summaries
formal reports
glossaries
tables of contents
 
Tab 7. Design and Visuals
drawings
flowcharts
global graphics
graphs
headings
*infographics
layout and design
lists
organizational charts
tables
visuals
 
Tab 8. Presentations and Meetings
listening
meetings
minutes of meetings
presentations
 
Tab 9. Job Search and Application
acceptance / refusals (for employment)
application cover letters
interviewing for a job
job search
résumés
 
Tab 10. Style and Clarity
abstract / concrete words
affectation
awkwardness
biased language
business writing style
buzzwords
clichés
coherence
compound words
conciseness
connotation / denotation
emphasis
euphemisms
expletives
figures of speech
garbled sentences
idioms
intensifiers
jargon
logic errors
nominalizations
parallel structure
plain language
positive writing
repetition
sentence variety
subordination
telegraphic style
tone
transition
unity
vague words
word choice
"you" viewpoint
 
Tab 11. Grammar
 
Tab 12. Punctuation and Mechanics
 
Appendix: Usage
 
*= new to this edition