The Business Writing Workbook: A Guide to Defensive Writing Skills

Description

120 pages
$9.95
ISBN 0-88908-614-1

Author

Year

1985

Contributor

Reviewed by Ross Willmot

Ross Willmot is Executive Director of the Ontario Association for
Continuing Education.

Review

This engineer/writer/teacher has produced a useful aid to learning how to avoid writing problems. It is aimed at management, at professionals whose first language is not English, and at all business writers who are not getting through to readers.

Some techniques covered include: limiting vocabulary, putting words nearest to their modifiers, making clauses shorter, using time flow to construct sentences and paragraphs.

Exercises with model answers and formats help the learner produce better memos, letters, reports, and other office-written communications.

Citation

Stewart, Ian, “The Business Writing Workbook: A Guide to Defensive Writing Skills,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed June 19, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/36225.