How to Write It Third Edition

Author: Sandra E. Lamb
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 9781607740483
Release Date: 2011-08-30
Genre: Reference

Write personal and professional communications with clarity, confidence, and style. How to Write It is the essential resource for eloquent personal and professional self-expression. Award-winning journalist Sandra E. Lamb transforms even reluctant scribblers into articulate wordsmiths by providing compelling examples of nearly every type and form of written communication. Completely updated and expanded, the new third edition offers hundreds of handy word, phrase, and sentence lists, precisely crafted sample paragraphs, and professionally designed document layouts. How to Write It is a must-own for students, teachers, authors, journalists, bloggers, managers, and anyone who doesn’t have time to wade through a massive style guide but needs a friendly desk reference. From the Trade Paperback edition.

How to Write It

Author: Sandra E. Lamb
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 0307791297
Release Date:
Genre: Reference

Even the simplest notes can trigger procrastination, deliberation, and frustration in all of us. Thankfully, writing expert Sandra Lamb is here to provide tips for writing virtually all communications: emails, resumes, thank-you notes, collection letters, grant proposals, letters of complaint, press releases, and much more. An improved and expanded edition of the essential reference on restoring personality, civility, and grace back to business and personal communications. Geared toward today's edgier and more competitive business landscape. Includes twice as many models as the previous edition and new chapters on applying for jobs via email, writing business plans, creating book proposals, and drafting letters of apology and condolence. Previous edition sold 60,000 copies. From the Trade Paperback edition.

How to Write It Third Edition

Author: Sandra E. Lamb
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 1607740486
Release Date: 2011-08-30
Genre: Reference

Write personal and professional communications with clarity, confidence, and style. How to Write It is the essential resource for eloquent personal and professional self-expression. Award-winning journalist Sandra E. Lamb transforms even reluctant scribblers into articulate wordsmiths by providing compelling examples of nearly every type and form of written communication. Completely updated and expanded, the new third edition offers hundreds of handy word, phrase, and sentence lists, precisely crafted sample paragraphs, and professionally designed document layouts. How to Write It is a must-own for students, teachers, authors, journalists, bloggers, managers, and anyone who doesn’t have time to wade through a massive style guide but needs a friendly desk reference. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Personal Notes

Author: Sandra E. Lamb
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1250026466
Release Date: 2013-01-08
Genre: Reference

Do you dread writing notes to say “Thank you,” “I’m sorry,” or “Congratulations”? When’s the last time you sent a handwritten letter to a faraway friend, just to catch up? What should you write to a grieving friend or colleague? How do you let friends know you’re getting a divorce? As our lives get busier and faster-paced, the old-fashioned art of personal correspondence is becoming sadly lost. In this upbeat, wise, and witty guide, journalist and lifestyle expert Sandra Lamb offers a wealth of advice, inspiration, and examples for anyone who wants to add flair, voice, and plain old fun to their letters and notes—as well as anyone who wants to know the etiquette of when and what to write. Using colorful examples and practical advice, the book covers thank yous, congratulations, engagements and weddings, birthdays and anniversaries, births and adoptions, appreciation, love notes, illness and accidents, divorce, condolence, regrets, apologies, and forgiveness. This delightful, indispensable guide helps us rediscover the joy of connecting with others through the simple act of putting pen to paper.

The Only Grant Writing Book You ll Ever Need

Author: Ellen Karsh
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780465058921
Release Date: 2014-04-08
Genre: Business & Economics

"This book provides a comprehensive, step-by-step guide for grant writers, demystifying the process while offering indispensable advice from funders and grant recipients. This new, 4th edition offers a comprehensive look at the entire grants process as it stands in today's unsettled economy, plus the latest trends. "--

Writing Well for Business Success

Author: Sandra E. Lamb
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781466890411
Release Date: 2015-09-01
Genre: Business & Economics

So much of success in business depends on writing well. From résumés to reports, proposals to presentations,Writing Well for Business Success will help you communicate your ideas clearly, quickly and effectively. It will help you: -Distill your message into a well-targeted statement -Ace the elements of style -Write what you want to say in emails, business plans and more -Master the tricks of editing yourself Presented in author Sandra Lambs lighthearted and easy accessible style, this little book is an essential desk reference guide for the modern working world.

The Executive Guide to E mail Correspondence

Author: Dawn-Michelle Baude
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
ISBN: 9781601638632
Release Date: 2006-11-15
Genre: Business & Economics

Sit down at the keyboard and cinch that deal! Press the send button and get the account! Writing skills are more important than ever in determining business success. They can make the difference between climbing the corporate ladder and getting stuck on a low rung. An e-mail that's clear, concise, and targeted will get more than just a response--it will get results...including your boss's attention! No matter what the business or sector, top communication skills are in major demand. Why? Because businesses are bogged down with e-mails that are too long, wordy, and unclear. Instead of wasting time rewriting, clarifying, and still miscommunicating, write it once, write it right, and get the job done the first time.The Executive Guide to E-mail Correspondence will show you how to rapidly transform basic writing skills into global communications expertise. Geared to the computer-toting professional with little patience for instructions and explanations, The Executive Guide to E-mail Correspondence fills the gap between academic training and real-world writing by providing you with a range of E-mail templates that you can instantly adapt to your business needs. Written in a fresh and lively, here's-how style, The Executive Guide to E-mail Correspondence:-Demonstrates the hallmarks of effective business E-mails. -Features ready-to-use organizational plans. -Presents quick and easy editing techniques. -Furnishes before-and-after editing models. -Focuses on the do's and don'ts of proficient E-mails. -Supplies practical writing tips and tricks.The Executive Guide to E-mail Correspondence is a must-have book for anyone who wants to fast-forward his or her career in any business or industry. Dawn-Michelle Baude is an international corporate speaker specializing in global communications. She has lectured throughout Europe and Asia to businesses and alumni groups alike. An accomplished professional, she has written copy for Gucci perfumes and feature articles for Reader's Digest and Vogue. She also co-authored a self-help best-seller, Savoir Dire Non (Flammarion 2006). In 2000, she began working as a writing consultant for IBM Corp. She holds an M.A., an M.F.A., a D.E.A. and a Ph.D. in English. A 2005-06 Senior Fulbright Scholar in Creative Writing, she teaches at the American University of Paris.

Business Grammar Style Usage

Author: Alicia Abell
Publisher: Aspatore Books
ISBN: 158762026X
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Focusing on the art of business writing and speaking--based on how executives actually write and speak--this text's topics include misused punctuation and spelling, misused terms, and the top ten rules for writing and speaking articulately.

You Can t Make This Stuff Up

Author: Lee Gutkind
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 9780738215860
Release Date: 2012-08-14
Genre: Reference

From rags-to-riches-to-rags tell-alls to personal health sagas to literary journalism everyone seems to want to try their hand at creative nonfiction. Now, Lee Gutkind, the go-to expert for all things creative nonfiction, taps into one of the fastest-growing genres with this new writing guide. Frank and to-the-point, with depth and clarity, Gutkind describes and illustrates each and every aspect of the genre, from defining a concept and establishing a writing process to the final product. Offering new ways of understanding genre and invaluable tools for writers to learn and experiment with, You Can't Make This Stuff Up allows writers of all skill levels to thoroughly expand and stylize their work.

How to Write Anything

Author: Laura Brown
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 0393355187
Release Date: 2017-12-05
Genre:

With more than two hundred how-to entries and easy-to-use models organized into three comprehensive sections on work, school, and personal life, How to Write Anything covers a wide range of topics that make it an essential guide for the whole family. You want your boss to fund a special project. How can you write a persuasive email that will win his approval? It's time to apply to college. How can you write an essay that will stand out? The mother of one of your co-workers has died. What's the best way to express your condolences?Grounded in a common-sense approach, friendly and supportive, How to Write Anything is Internet-savvy, with advice throughout about choosing the most appropriate medium for your message: e-mail or pen and paper. At once a how-to, a reference book, and a pioneering guide for writing in a changing world, this may be the only writing resource you'll ever need.

The Everything Guide to Writing Children s Books

Author: Luke Wallin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781440505508
Release Date: 2010-12-18
Genre: Reference

Writing for kids is fun and rewarding--if you can break into the fiercely competitive world of children's book publishing. With this guide, you'll learn how to write and promote a children's book that will impress any publisher. Whether you have a basic idea or a manuscript ready to go, you'll find all you need to build a successful career as a children's book author. This clear and concise guide helps you: Formulate an original idea, create an outline, and write the book Learn the basics of children's storytelling, from point of view to story pacing Find helpful writing workshops and conferences Design a winning book proposal, get an agent, and negotiate a contract Create a marketing and publicity plan Use professional and social networking sites to promote your book Full of eye-opening insider information and invaluable writing advice, this book should be on every aspiring author's bookshelf!

Communicating Professionally Third Edition

Author: Catherine Sheldrick Ross
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 9781555709082
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

An updated and expanded version of the training guide Booklist called "one of the most valuable professional publications to come off the presses in a long time," the new third edition of Communicating Professionally is completely revised with new sections outlining the opportunities offered by contemporary communication media. With more resource information on cross-cultural communication, including new applications of communication principles and the latest research-based material on communication in general, this comprehensive manual covers Fundamental skills such as listening, speaking, and writing Reading others’ nonverbal behavior How to integrate skills, with tips for practicing Sense-making, a theory of information as communication Common interactions like speaking one-on-one, working in groups, and giving presentations Training others in communication skills, including a special section on technology-based training

Writing that works

Author: Kenneth Roman
Publisher: Harpercollins
ISBN: CORNELL:31924084571698
Release Date: 1995-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

A practical guide offers tips on how to develop a clear, effective writing style for proposals, PC documents, business memos, fund-raising announcements, resumes, cover letters, and more. Reprint.

Writing Well for Business Success

Author: Sandra E. Lamb
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781250064516
Release Date: 2015-09-01
Genre: Business & Economics

A lighthearted but very useful guide to the ins and outs of buisness writing. So much of success in buisness depends on writing well. From résumés to reports, proposals to presentations, Writing Well for Buisness Success will help you communicate your ideas clearly, quickly and effectively. It will help you: Distill your message into a well-targeted statementAce the elements of styleWrite what you want to say in emails, business plans and moreMaster the tricks of editing yourself. Presented in author Sandra Lambs lighthearted and easy accessible style, this little book is an essiential desk reference guide for the modern working world.

How to Write Reference Letters

Author: Dianna Booher
Publisher: AudioInk
ISBN: 9781935124092
Release Date: 2012-01-31
Genre: Business & Economics

From time to time, your friends, relatives, and business associates will need you to write character references, letters of recommendation, introduction to business colleagues, reference letters to college admission boards and committees, and nominations for awards.Writing that letter or email puts your friend, family member, or colleague in the limelight-and banks a favor for your own future. So don't let that task of phrasing a great letter keep you from helping someone in these situations. Get to the point immediately. Introduce or recommend the person in the first sentence or paragraph. Overview the person's association with you: In what capacity did you know this individual? How have you become aware of his or her skills, talent, character traits, contributions, or success? Avoid making exaggerated claims that will sound insincere and may set both parties up for disappointment. Close by expressing confidence that any future association between the reader and your friend, family member, or colleague will be mutually rewarding. With writing reference letters or letters of recommendation, you'll have a unique chance to do a favor for two people-with only a few strokes on your keyboard and a few minutes' time.If you'd like to make the reference letter writing process even easier, we can help even more. If you still can't find the right words for that special reference letter, try our professionally written package of ready-to-go recommendation letters.You'll find letters for these special situations: Types of Reference Letters or Recommendation Letters Supplying References for Students Supplying References for Graduate School Supplying References for Employees-Suitable Supplying References for Employees-Unsuitable Supplying Character References for Friends Introducing Relative to Potential Employer Nominating Candidate for Award/Recognition Recommending Guest Speaker Recommending Tenure Requesting Job References Requesting Personal Character References Declining to Supply Character Reference Declining to Supply Job References Declining to Make an Introduction"