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The Elements of International English Style: A Guide to Writing Correspondence, Reports, Technical Documents, and Internet Pages for a Global Audience

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This easy-to-use handbook is an essential resource for anyone who needs to write English correspondence for an international business audience. In an engaging, accessible style it integrates the theory and controversies of intercultural communication with the practical skills of writing and editing English for those who read it as a second language. The book emphasizes pri ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published February 28th 2005 by Routledge (first published January 1st 2005)
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Brandy Cross
Mar 19, 2015 Brandy Cross rated it liked it
I feel as though much of the information here would be more presentable and easier to digest in a pamphlet, but instead, the author, wishing to write a book, added a great deal of fluff and quite often repeated himself. The information present is interesting and valuable, although mainly focused on a single audience of white, male business owners, while frequently disparaging of the very people it is meant to help. Most of the examples are poorly written, but overall, the book is a valuable reso ...more
Erin
Dec 19, 2013 Erin rated it it was ok
This is written from a business perspective and highlights what business people may need to know. From a critical perspective, I hated it. I thought it was very white-centric and American-centric. I taught a class where this was the book that had been assigned. I ended up using it more as a guide of what not to do than a guide of what to do. Not a fan. If I teach the class again, I will not be using this book.
Alejandra
Mar 09, 2015 Alejandra rated it liked it
Didn't learn anything new. I can see how this could be useful to someone who has never worked or communicated with individuals of different countries (maybe). However, I found it redundant.
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Jun 25, 2009 Beth rated it really liked it
A solid desk reference when writing for an international audience.
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