Writing That Works

Communicating Effectively on the Job

Author: Walter E. Oliu,Charles T. Brusaw,Gerald J. Alred

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 9781457611131

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 752

View: 8671

Combining clear advice on the writing process and countless model documents from real workplace settings, Writing That Works sets the standard for professional writing books today. More than ever, this eleventh edition reflects the role of technology in the office and the classroom, addressing the most current types of business documents online and in print, providing informative guidelines on selecting the appropriate medium for your document, communication, or presentation, and offering new advice on landing and keeping a job in today's economy. An integrated student site works with the text to offer additional resources and models reflecting the authors' trademark clarity.
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Writing that Works with 2009 MLA and 2010 APA Updates

Communicating Effectively on the Job

Author: Walter E. Oliu,Charles T. Brusaw,Gerald J. Alred

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 031269217X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 736

View: 9689

Click here to find out more about the 2009 MLA Updates and the 2010 APA Updates. Combining clear advice on the writing process and almost 250 model documents from real workplace settings, Writing That Works sets the standard for business writing books. It reflects today’s electronic workflow, addresses the most current types of business documents, in print and online, and provides practical, informative guidelines on designing documents, considering audience and purpose, and using digital technology in the workplace. The free companion Web site supports and expands upon the information in every chapter and offers tutorials, additional model documents, expanded Digital Tips, and much more.
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Writing that Works

How to Write Effectively on the Job

Author: Walter E. Oliu,Charles T. Brusaw,Gerald J. Alred

Publisher: Bedford/st Martins

ISBN: 9780312153915

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 662

View: 8486

This business-oriented writing introduction covers the basic elements of composition, writing strategies, business correspondence, formal and informal reports, research, visual aids, proposals, oral presentations, resumes, word processing, the Internet, spelling and vocabulary, grammar, and ESL. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Document-Based Cases for Technical Communication

Author: Roger Munger

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 9781457615023

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 96

View: 4063

With seven context-rich scenarios and more than 50 sample documents to analyze, revise, and design, this booklet offers students realistic opportunities to practice writing in the workplace. The new edition features a fresh new design and new cases and writing tasks that incorporate online genres and social media tools. A companion Web site provides digital versions of all the documents in the book for students to download and work with as well as new scoring guides for instructors.
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Cyberthreats

The Emerging Fault Lines of the Nation State

Author: Susan W Brenner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190452560

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 320

View: 3098

As new technologies develop, terrorist groups are developing new methods of attack by using the Internet, and by using cyberspace as a battlefield, it has become increasingly difficult to discover the identity of attackers and bring them to justice. The seemingly limitless boundaries of cyberspace has allowed virtually anyone to launch an attack from a remote and anonymous location. But once these attacks occur, it raises several important questions; who should respond, and how?; how should nation-states effectively deal with a cyber-attack?; and will the United States and other nation-states be able to survive in a world where virtual boundaries are limitless? In Cyberthreats: The Emerging Fault Lines of the Nation State Susan Brenner gives a thorough explanation of how military and law enforcement personnel respond to these attacks and why bringing cyber-terrorist to justice can be difficult and sometimes impossible.
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Writing that Works with 2009 MLA and 2010 APA Updates

Communicating Effectively on the Job

Author: Walter E. Oliu,Charles T. Brusaw,Gerald J. Alred

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 0312594984

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 736

View: 9260

Combining clear advice on the writing process and almost 250 model documents from real workplace settings, Writing That Works sets the standard for business writing books. It reflects today’s electronic workflow, addresses the most current types of business documents, in print and online, and provides practical, informative guidelines on designing documents, considering audience and purpose, and using digital technology in the workplace. The free companion Web site supports and expands upon the information in every chapter and offers tutorials, additional model documents, expanded Digital Tips, and much more.
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Business Writing Scenarios

Writing from the Inside

Author: Jon Ramsey

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 131905403X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

View: 4487

Written by an experienced instructor of business writing courses, Business Writing Scenarios offers a hands on approach that immerses students in the types of writing situations they will encounter throughout their working lives. Detailed guidance and numerous examples help students build the skills they will need to respond to these situations effectively. In each of the core chapters, students first learn how other writers addressed a particular writing situation—such as having to convey disappointing news to employees, explain a major policy change, or respond to a difficult customer—effectively or ineffectively. Students then apply what they’ve learned through guided activities ("applications") that ask them to respond in writing to a similar business scenario. Additionally, the book emphasizes the potentially serious consequences of ill-considered business communications, especially those delivered electronically. A chapter dedicated to business writing gaffes provides many real-world examples of these mistakes and advises students on how to avoid them. Suitable for use on its own or in conjunction with another text, Business Writing Scenarios is a useful addition to any course building students business writing skills.
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Written Communications that Inform and Influence

Author: N.A

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 9781422103227

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 175

View: 1860

Knowing how to produce effective written communications—proposals, executive summaries, important emails—is more crucial than ever for today’s managers. In Written Communications That Inform and Influence, readers will find powerful tools for crafting communications that get results. Experts provide suggestions for structuring your written pieces, striking the right tone and style, and avoiding all-too-common grammar goofs and gaffes. The Results-Driven Managerseries collects timely articles from Harvard Management Update and Harvard Management Communication Letter to help senior to middle managers sharpen their skills, increase their effectiveness, and gain a competitive edge. Presented in a concise, accessible format to save managers valuable time, these books offer authoritative insights and techniques for improving job performance and achieving immediate results.
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Writing that works

effective communication in business

Author: Walter E. Oliu

Publisher: Nelson Canada

ISBN: 9780176041823

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 620

View: 7589

Posted in Business & Economics

The Business Writer's Handbook

Author: Gerald J. Alred,Charles T. Brusaw,Walter E. Oliu

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312679432

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 656

View: 4079

A guide to business writing covers grammar, usage, and style, and provides instructions on following the writing process.
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HBR Guide to Better Business Writing (HBR Guide Series)

Author: Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press

ISBN: 1422184048

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 944

DON'T LET YOUR WRITING HOLD YOU BACK. When you’re fumbling for words and pressed for time, you might be tempted to dismiss good business writing as a luxury. But it’s a skill you must cultivate to succeed: You’ll lose time, money, and influence if your e-mails, proposals, and other important documents fail to win people over. The HBR Guide to Better Business Writing, by writing expert 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. This book will help you: • Push past writer’s block • Grab—and keep—readers’ attention • Earn credibility with tough audiences • Trim the fat from your writing • Strike the right tone • Brush up on grammar, punctuation, and usage
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Human Communication

The Basic Course

Author: Joseph A. DeVito

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0134409450

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 496

View: 8780

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. For courses in Introduction to Communication A comprehensive overview of the theory, research, and skills of communication Human Communication: The Basic Course provides an in-depth look at the fundamental concepts and principles of human communication. Writing for students with little prior background in the discipline, author Joseph DeVito provides the significant foundation needed for more specialized study of interpersonal, small group, and organizational communication, as well as public speaking. The Fourteenth Edition fully integrates the latest research as well as new examples, exercises, and photos to keep the text current and pedagogically effective. Human Communication: The Basic Course, Fourteenth Edition is also available via Revel™, an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience.
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The Business Writer's Companion

Author: Gerald J. Alred,Charles T. Brusaw,Walter E. Oliu

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312631324

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 480

View: 6989

An easy-access guide to the most common types of business writing and communication, The Business Writer's Companion places writing in real-world context with hundreds of business writing topics and more than sixty sample documents. Always anticipating the needs of today's business writers, the sixth edition includes updated information on the technologies that are integral to workplace writing and offers tips about professionalism. BOOK COVER.
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Handbook of Technical Writing, Tenth Edition

Author: Gerald J. Alred,Charles T. Brusaw,Walter E. Oliu

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250004411

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 647

View: 5378

Combining guidance for writing over 40 typers of professional documents with thorough coverage of grammar, usage, and style, the Handbook of Technical Writing functions as both a writer's handbook and a complete guide to technical communication. It provides quick access to hundreds of topics and scores of sample documents and visuals. [publisher's note]
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On Writing

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743455967

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 297

View: 6849

The author shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.
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The Best Business Writing 2015

Author: Dean Starkman,Ryan Chittum,Martha M. Hamilton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780231170178

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 528

View: 6412

The stories in this volume explore new frontiers in the way we do chores, eat takeout, order online, and dumpster-dive, showcasing business's rapid evolution under the influence of new technologies. Profiles include the amusing portrait of a young investor who made a fortune betting on penny stocks; the inspiring and cautionary story of an undocumented immigrant who became a star trader at Goldman Sachs; and the shocking account of a troubled financial prodigy who defrauded his inner circle of millions.
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Effective Internal Communication

Author: Lyn Smith,Pamela Mounter

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 074945265X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 274

View: 701

Internal communication has previously been overlooked in standard approaches to public relations, both in theory and in practice. The second edition of Effective Internal Communication explores how this is changing as more and more organizations recognize that good communication with their workforce is vital for continued success and profitability. In a practical and jargon-free style, Effective Internal Communication looks at how internal communication is conducted across different sectors and in organizations of differing sizes and complexity. Filled with practical examples and useful advice, the book contains many topical case studies that bring to life theoretical issues and complex issues. This new edition looks at a wide range of issues related to internal communication, including managing internal communication, internal communication across sectors, legal frameworks, measuring results, effects of technology, and managing change. It also contains new chapters on communicating in a crisis, leadership by mid-level managers, and the future of internal communication.
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Communicating Effectively

Author: Lani Arredondo

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071399542

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 8941

Communicating Effectively shows busy managers how to combine proven techniques and strategies with the latest technologies for successful, results-directed interaction. Included are techniques for shaping positive perceptions, tips for giving instructions and corrective feedback, strategies for making your points in presentations and e-communications, and more.
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The Power of Communication

Skills to Build Trust, Inspire Loyalty, and Lead Effectively

Author: Helio Fred Garcia

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 013288884X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 295

View: 4664

Communication is the absolutely indispensable leadership discipline. But, too often, leaders and professional communicators get mired in tactics, and fail to influence public attitudes in the ways that would help them the most. This book builds on the U.S. Marine Corps' legendary publication Warfighting, showing how to apply the Corps' proven leadership and strategy doctrine to all forms of public communication. The author reveals how to orient on audiences, recognizing their centers of gravity and most critical concerns. He also teaches how to integrate and succeed with all three levels of communication: strategic, operational, and tactical. He shows how to take the initiative and control the agenda, respond to events with speed and focus, use the power of maneuver, prepare and plan, and put it all together, in order to become a "habitually strategic" communicator.
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