The AMA Handbook of Business Writing: The Ultimate Guide to Style, Grammar, Punctuation, Usage, Construction, and Formatting

  • 4h 47m
  • Jennifer Wauson, Kevin Wilson
  • 2010

Just because you're not a born writer doesn't mean you should settle for less than perfect business documents. After all, every piece you write reflects directly on the quality of the product or service your business offers. Now, this helpful guide takes the guesswork out of more than 50 commonly used business documents, including: Reports Proposals; Business plans; Presentations; Press releases; Memos; Email Newsletters; Collection letters; and, Sales materials. Arranged alphabetically and cross-referenced for easier use, the book presents clear examples of how to (and how not to) create winning materials every time. The authors' step-by-step instructions begin with an overview of the writing process, from preparation and research right through to final review and publication. Sample documents show you how your pieces should look and read, and close to 300 individual entries cover key points of grammar, style and spelling, and present strategies for writing more clearly, avoiding bias, eliminating cliches, and much more.

About the Authors

KEVIN WILSON (Acworth, GA) is a writer, instructional designer, training consultant and Vice President of Videologies, Inc., a company that specializes in training administrative professionals.

JENNIFER WAUSON (Acworth, GA) is a training consultant, project manager, and President of Videologies, Inc.

They are the authors of Administrative Assistant’s and Secretary’s Handbook (978-0-8144-0913-8).

In this Book

  • Audience Analysis—Promotional Writing
  • A: A, An—Awful, Awfully
  • B: Bad, Badly—By, Until
  • C: Call Back, Callback—Cut-and-Paste
  • D: Danger Notice—Dynamic Verbs
  • E: Each Other, One Another—Extraposition
  • F: Factitive Verbs—Future Progressive
  • G: Gage, Gauge—Guess
  • H: Handicap, Disability—Hysteron Proteron
  • I: Idiolect—Its, It's
  • J: Jargon—Jr., Sr.
  • K: Kenning—Kind of, Sort of
  • L: Latino, Hispanic, Chicano—Lots
  • M: Mad, Angry—Myself, Me
  • N: Names—Numbers or Words
  • O: Object—Oxymoron
  • P: Page Breaks—Protatis
  • Q: Quantifiers—Quotation Marks
  • R: Raise, Rise—Run-On Sentences
  • S: Same—Synonyms
  • T: Table of Contents—Typeface, Font
  • U: Unbiased Language—Utterance
  • V: Vain, Vane, Vein—Vowels
  • W: Wait On—Would, Should
  • X Y Z: Xmas, Christmas—Zip Code
  • Abstracts—White Papers