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A thorough, accessible, and results-oriented guidebook intended for today's business environment, Business Writing: What Works, What Won't offers the first and last word on writing memos, business letters, reports, and all other kinds of business documents. Wilma Davidson, a veteran corporate writing coach whose clients have included M&M Mars, Johnson & Johnson, An ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published August 15th 1994 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Natosha
Feb 02, 2016 Natosha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

The book, Business Writing by Wilma Davidson and Foreword by Janet Emig is actually a newer version since the first one published in 1994. This is a book to guide you into writing better for companies, jobs and pretty much any reason you may be sending important emails, texts, social media shares and much more! It's basically your teacher in a book for online business letters, notices and simple ways to capture the audience you are trying to reach or target with the words that you use and how yo
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Jan 01, 2016 R rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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(I was provided a free copy of this book through a Goodreads giveaway.)

Very clear, informative, and helpful book for those who aren't sure how to get their point across in a business environment or who have picked up some bad habits along the way. It addresses how to be clear, concise, and grammatically correct. There are chapters on how to figure out what you need to say, on how to organize the information visually to make it easier to read, and how to frame and tone your message depending on w
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Novi Bobby
Sep 09, 2008 Novi Bobby rated it it was amazing
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This book has many good examples. Many of the examples and some of the points in the book is presented in a witty, funny way. I know some of you will roll your eyes after reading my next statement, but it makes it more fun to learn Business Writing. I use this book and Kitty Locker's Business and Administration Communication for my Business writing reference.
Tinea
Skimmed. This is just a very basic 'how to write' book for those who really feel they can't communicate well in writing. There is some insight on tone and writing to deadlines, and the difference between good ideas and good writing and the importance of both, but also a lot of filler.
Sheila
Mar 13, 2013 Sheila rated it it was amazing
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I'm using this as the textbook for a writing class I'm teaching - I like the style of this. It's very easy to read and has a lot of stuff people can use as reference.
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