Pitman Office Handbook


328 pages
Contains Illustrations, Index
ISBN 0-7730-4282-2





Reviewed by Toby Rupert

Toby Rupert was a librarian living in Toronto.


This book is obviously meant for commercial students, but it does provide “practical help in such traditional tasks as writing and typing letters or reports in styles currently favoured in business, making travel arrangements, planning meetings, keeping records, and handling the petty cash. As well, this book enlightens office personnel about such non-traditional topics as word processing, the uses of the computer, electronic mail, the selection of courier service, conducting a job interview, and the right cutlery to use at dinner.”

The arrangement is in point form, strictly as a “how-to” account, with a detailed index at the back. The book is concise, logical, and easy to read, with lots of routine matters ably covered. It can be considered useful for all office workers and even for freelance writers who want to get organized.


Smith, Pat, Pamela J. Hay-Ellis, and Margaret A. McConnell, “Pitman Office Handbook,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed July 21, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/38904.