Survival Writing For Business

  • 1h
  • Steve Gladis
  • Human Resource Development Press
  • 2005

To write well, you need to keep it clear and concise. But for many who struggle with writing reports, memos, e-mails, and other necessary correspondence on the job, that’s easier said than done.

This no-nonsense book is a virtual lifeline to writing success. Author Steve Gladis has been a writer all his life. He has published numerous magazine and journal articles as well as 11 books.

Survival Writing for Business presents, in an easy-to-follow format, his top tips for writing clearly and briefly. The book answers your most pressing questions about writing, shows you what works and what doesn’t, and reveals dozens of shortcuts you can apply today for instant results. The chapters also contain numerous examples that illustrate the content and make the lessons learned memorable.

An entire chapter is devoted to e-mail – the new backbone of business correspondence. Learn cutting-edge strategies that will help you keep e-mail, brief, leave emotions out, stick to the point, avoid flaming, and much more.

About the Author

The varied career of Dr. Steve Gladis includes academic, government, military, and civic service. He is a member of the university of Virginia’s faculty, and serves as the director of the University’s Northern Virginia Center, which serves over 7,000 students with over 500 courses and programs. In his previous career, Dr. Gladis served as a Special Agent in the FBI. He taught at the FBI Academy, was the editor of the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, served as the chief of speech writing for the director of the FBI, and held a number of assignments around the country.

Dr. Gladis is regular lecturer and speaker who consults with corporations and organizations in the area of training and development. A committed civic and academic leader, Dr. Gladis serves on the Executive Board of the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, is the chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Washington Math Science Technology Public Charter high School, and is a member of the University of Virginia’s Faculty Senate.

In this Book

  • Use Direct, Useful Verbs
  • Keep Sentences Short
  • Avoid Abstractions and Use Concrete Language
  • Keep Related Words Together
  • Don't Shift Number, Tense, Voice, Subject, or Point of View
  • Structure Your Writing
  • Write with Style
  • Learn How to Become a Good Editor
  • More About Editing
  • Write to your Audience
  • Writing E-Mail
  • Final Words


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