Publisher: Facts on File, HarperBusiness
Available: English
Format: Hardcover, Paperback
Awards/ Recognition: Macmillan Executive Book Club selection, Soundview Executive Summaries

Out of Print

Would You Put That in Writing? by Dianna Booher

Every day millions of people must write business reports, letters, proposals, and emails. Yet many have never studied the pecularities of business writing, a considerably different skill from writing in an academic or social setting. The result is often lengthy, unclear, inaccurate—in a word, ineffective—business writing.

Would You Put That in Writing? remedies this specific problem. Even the most frustrated writer can create polished copy by following this book’s five basic steps:

  • Consider your audience for the proper approach.
  • Anticipate special reader reactions.
  • Outline your message functionally.
  • Develop the first draft.
  • Edit for content and layout, grammar, clarity, conciseness, and style.

To sharpen your business writing skills further, the book contains several helpful quizzes, exercises, and even a grammar glossary. In this revised and updated edition, you’ll learn how to structure your information in THE MADE Format®, how to organize your thinking with “idea wheels,” and how to position your ideas for emphasis and recall.