Writing as a Business

Writing is a Business, and it's time we treat it at one. Troy Lambert, a leading freelancer and author for the last decade, breaks down the writing industry into its most basic parts and explains the steps in each.

Author: Troy Lambert

Publisher:

ISBN: 0986030996

Category: Education

Page: 274

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Writing is a Business, and it's time we treat it at one. Troy Lambert, a leading freelancer and author for the last decade, breaks down the writing industry into its most basic parts and explains the steps in each.

Business Writing in the Digital Age

The book builds confidence, and provides a solid foundation that applies to traditional media such as letters and proposals, and also to email, blogs, web sites, social media and PowerPoint.

Author: Natalie Canavor

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412992503

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 303

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Natalie Canavor presents a step-by-step system that shows what to say and how to say it, along with practical techniques to improve writing skills. The book builds confidence, and provides a solid foundation that applies to traditional media such as letters and proposals, and also to email, blogs, web sites, social media and PowerPoint. Readers develop tools to keep improving on their own, and to handle new communication channels as they emerge.

Writing Business

The evolution of new forms of writing is a key focus of this collection and is only partly attributable to the ever increasing application of technology at work.

Author: Francesca Bargiela-Chiappini

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317882299

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 360

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Writing Business: Genres, Media and Discourses offers an analysis of the genres and functions of written discourse in the business context, involving a variety of modes of communication. The evolution of new forms of writing is a key focus of this collection and is only partly attributable to the ever increasing application of technology at work. Alongside machine-mediated texts such as electronic mail and computer-generated correspondence, the contextualised analyses of both traditional genres such as facsimiles and direct mailing, and of lesser studied texts such as invitations for bids, contracts, business magazines and ceremonial speeches, reveal a rich complexity in the forms of communication evolved by organisations and the individuals who work within them, in response to the demands of the social, organisational and cultural contexts in which they operate. This rich textual variation is matched by a discussion of a range of methodological approaches to the development of business writing skills, including rhetorical analysis, organisational communication analysis, social constructionism, genre analysis and survey and experimental methods. Using authentic data and benefiting from a fresh, interdisciplinary approach, the volume will be of interest to students and researchers of business communication, Language for Specific Purposes (LSP), English for Specific Purposes (ESP), and sociolinguistics.

The Best Business Writing 2013

Mina Kimes (Fortune) recounts the grisly story of a company's illegal testing—and misuse—of a medical device for profit, and Jeff Tietz (Rolling Stone) composes one of the most poignant and comprehensive portraits of the financial ...

Author: Dean Starkman

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231535175

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

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An anthology Malcolm Gladwell has called "riveting and indispensable," The Best Business Writing is a far-ranging survey of business's dynamic relationship with politics, culture, and life. This year's selections include John Markoff (New York Times) on innovations in robot technology and the decline of the factory worker; Evgeny Morozov (New Republic) on the questionable value of the popular TED conference series and the idea industry behind it; Paul Kiel (ProPublica) on the ripple effects of the ongoing foreclosure crisis; and the infamous op-ed by Greg Smith, published in the New York Times, announcing his break with Goldman Sachs over its trading practices and corrupt corporate ethos. Jessica Pressler (New York) delves into the personal and professional rivalry between Tory and Christopher Burch, former spouses now competing to dominate the fashion world. Peter Whoriskey (Washington Post) exposes the human cost of promoting pharmaceuticals off-label. Charles Duhigg and David Barboza (New York Times) investigate Apple's unethical labor practices in China. Max Abelson (Bloomberg) reports on Wall Street's amusing reaction to the diminishing annual bonus. Mina Kimes (Fortune) recounts the grisly story of a company's illegal testing—and misuse—of a medical device for profit, and Jeff Tietz (Rolling Stone) composes one of the most poignant and comprehensive portraits of the financial crisis's dissolution of the American middle class.

Writing in the Business Professions

Assessing the current state of writing instruction for the business world as well as promising developments of theory and practice in this expanding field, this book contains 14 articles by nationally known leaders in this teaching ...

Author: Myra Kogen

Publisher: National Council of Teachers

ISBN: UCSC:32106009288181

Category: Business writing

Page: 300

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Assessing the current state of writing instruction for the business world as well as promising developments of theory and practice in this expanding field, this book contains 14 articles by nationally known leaders in this teaching specialty. The first section of the book, looking at the writing process as it applies to professional writing, consists of: (1) "Rhetorical Problem Solving: Cognition and Professional Writing" (L. Flower); (2) "Arranging Business Prose" (J. Selzer); (3) "What Classical Rhetoric Has to Offer the Teacher and the Student of Business and Professional Writing" (E. Corbett); and (4) "Interactive Writing on the Job: Definitions and Implications of 'Collaboration'" (B. Couture and J. Rymer). Articles in the second section discuss writing as practiced in corporations, government, the law, and academia: (5) "Writing in Organizations" (J. Redish); (6) "Understanding the Writing Context in Organizations" (L. Driskill); (7) "The State of Legal Writing: 'Res Ipsa Loquitur'" (G. Gopen); and (8) "Writing by Academic Professionals" (D. Dietrich). The third section, on teaching professional writing, contains the following articles: (9) "Use of the Case Method in Teaching Business Communication" (J. DiGaetani); (10) "Building Ethos: Field Research in a Business Communication Course" (D. Lauerman); (11) "A Critique of the Rhetorical and Organizational World of Business Communications Texts" (B. Gallagher); and (12) "The Teaching and Practice of 'Professional Writing'" (C. Knoblauch). Articles in the final section survey professional writing programs: (13) "What's Going On in Business and Management Communication Courses" (M. Munter); and (14) "The Professional Writing Program and the English Department" (J. Brereton). (SR)

The Only Business Writing Book You ll Ever Need

Laura Brown’s supportive, no-nonsense approach to business writing is thoughtfully adapted to the increasingly digital corporate landscape.

Author: Laura Brown

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393635331

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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A must-have guide for writing at work, with practical applications for getting your point across quickly, coherently, and efficiently. A winning combination of how-to guide and reference work, The Only Business Writing Book You’ll Ever Need addresses a wide-ranging spectrum of business communication with its straightforward seven-step method. Designed to save time and boost confidence, these easy-to-follow steps will teach you how to make clear requests, write for your reader, start strong and specific, and fix your mistakes. With a helpful checklist to keep you on track, you’ll learn to promote yourself and your ideas clearly and concisely, whether putting together a persuasive project proposal or dealing with daily email. Laura Brown’s supportive, no-nonsense approach to business writing is thoughtfully adapted to the increasingly digital corporate landscape. Complete with insightful sidebars from experts in various fields and easy-to-use resources on style, grammar, and punctuation, this book offers essential tools for success in the rapidly changing world of business communication.

Read This

Most business writing is poorly presented and takes forever to get to the point. Read This! teaches simple, clear, commanding writing - to make people read what you write.

Author: Robert Gentle

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0273656503

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 173

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Most business writing is poorly presented and takes forever to get to the point. Read This! teaches simple, clear, commanding writing - to make people read what you write.

Start Your Own Freelance Writing Business

This book teaches you how to leverage the fast-changing pace of technology to grow a business that gives you the freedom and flexibility you want.

Author: The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 9781613084052

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 190

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Write Your Own Success Story Breaking into freelance writing has gotten much easier for word-savvy entrepreneurs like you. But even in the golden age of content creation, you still need to know what it takes to launch and consistently pitch your services so you can grow and scale your freelance writing side hustle into a full-fledged career you really love. Start Your Own Freelance Writing Business is an easy-to-understand, introductory, and nontechnical approach to the world of freelance writing. This book teaches you how to leverage the fast-changing pace of technology to grow a business that gives you the freedom and flexibility you want. You’ll learn how to: Assess your freelancing skillset Determine the best way to position your business to clients Research the most profitable freelance writing opportunities Create a series of pitches that convert to profitable client relationships Use freelance job sites to build a strong client base Master the art of time management so you don’t miss a single deadline Market your business in multiple channels to grow and scale your business You’ll also get an inside look at a freelance writing business and related tips and strategies from a multi-six figure online freelance writer. So what are you waiting for? The time is “write” to start today!

Fundamentals of Business Writing

A ground-breaking approach to writing with a greater focus on planning and revising documents. When you complete this book, you will know how to write with clarity and style, so your ideas come across clearly and quickly.

Author: Joseph MANCUSO

Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn

ISBN: 9780761215325

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 164

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A ground-breaking approach to writing with a greater focus on planning and revising documents. When you complete this book, you will know how to write with clarity and style, so your ideas come across clearly and quickly. You’ll become a sharp-eyed critic, constantly spurring yourself to do better. Best of all, you’ll learn by doing—by building and evaluating your own business letter. You’ll discover how to avoid writer's block by making writing a process with a beginning, middle, and end. You will learn how to: • Sharpen your competitive edge through good, clear writing • Make sure your written words say exactly what you mean • Identify words and phrases that get in the way of clear, concise communication • Quickly analyze, organize, write, and revise any document • Use expressive words; keep sentences and paragraphs short; keep thoughts simple • Use techniques that involve the reader and create the feeling of personal communication • Format documents so they're inviting to look at and easy to read. This is an ebook version of the AMA Self-Study course. If you want to take the course for credit you need to either purchase a hard copy of the course through amaselfstudy.org or purchase an online version of the course through www.flexstudy.com.

Writing for Business

The book features examples and tips straight from the workplace.

Author: Ellen Jovin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781529303476

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

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Build essential skills and write with confidence at work! Immediately practical guide to better business writing designed to help you develop a clear, direct, natural communication style that supports rather than obscures what you want to say. Writing for Business covers writing principles that are relevant for a wide range of business documents, including email, letters, memos, reports, proposals, and more, while also offering editing tips to ensure you come across as professional and polished. The book features examples and tips straight from the workplace.

The Business of Being a Writer

The Business of Being a Writer offers the business education writers need but so rarely receive.

Author: Jane Friedman

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226393339

Category: Reference

Page: 368

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Writers talk about their work in many ways: as an art, as a calling, as a lifestyle. Too often missing from these conversations is the fact that writing is also a business. The reality is, those who want to make a full- or part-time job out of writing are going to have a more positive and productive career if they understand the basic business principles underlying the industry. The Business of Being a Writer offers the business education writers need but so rarely receive. It is meant for early-career writers looking to develop a realistic set of expectations about making money from their work or for working writers who want a better understanding of the industry. Writers will gain a comprehensive picture of how the publishing world works—from queries and agents to blogging and advertising—and will learn how they can best position themselves for success over the long term. Jane Friedman has more than twenty years of experience in the publishing industry, with an emphasis on digital media strategy for authors and publishers. She is encouraging without sugarcoating, blending years of research with practical advice that will help writers market themselves and maximize their writing-related income. It will leave them empowered, confident, and ready to turn their craft into a career.

Writing As a Business

Writing as a Business is an indispensable guide for all Australian authors who need to know more about the business aspects of writing.

Author: Ken Methold

Publisher:

ISBN: 0733310540

Category: Authorship

Page: 184

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Writers are among the world's worst business people. Not only do they often not know what they are entitled to, they don't even know how to get what they think they are entitled to. Writing as a Business is an indispensable guide for all Australian authors who need to know more about the business aspects of writing. Drawing on more than forty years' experience as an author, publisher, film and television producer and bookseller, Ken Methold gives sound, pithy and up-to-the-minute advice on a range of issues, including Intellectual property Contracts Budgets Taxation, accountancy and legal matters Literary agents Self-publishing Marketing Film and television Digital publishing and the Internet

Business Writing Today

New to This Edition Updated with new examples, success tips, resources, and expanded material on subjects that relate to students’ most pressing interests and reflect current directions of professional communication.

Author: Natalie Canavor

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781506388304

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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Business Writing Today prepares students to succeed in the business world by giving them the tools they need to write powerfully, no matter the challenge. In her highly-practical text, author Natalie Canavor shares step-by-step guidance and tips for success to help students write more clearly and strategically. Readers will learn what to say and how to say it in any medium from tweets and emails to proposals and formal reports. Every technique comes with concrete examples and practice opportunities, helping students transfer their writing skills to the workplace. New to This Edition Updated with new examples, success tips, resources, and expanded material on subjects that relate to students’ most pressing interests and reflect current directions of professional communication. New and expanded coverage of important topics like networking, storytelling, creating a positive online presence, and visually-based media. New and updated good and not-so-good writing samples throughout the book show readers where and what to revise. A reorganized and streamlined table of contents is now organized into four major parts, moving from basics into more advanced topics. Nine new “Views From the Field” include advice on networking, building rapport, and creating personal introduction videos. A new chapter on editing includes practical strategies for improving drafts and fixing common writing issues. A greater emphasis on strategic thinking and problem-solving helps students develop their insight into the perspectives of others so they are better able to represent their own interests and contribute more on the job. This edition more closely connects writing skills with oral communication, relationship-building, a strategic online presence, and students’ hopes to become valued employees, leaders, and entrepreneurs. A new appendix includes new writing activities, new assignments, and cheat sheets for students, making this the most applied edition yet.

10 Steps to Successful Business Writing 2nd Edition

This updated edition covers the essentials of how to organize your text to hold your readers’ attention; edit yourself for grammar, tone, and excess words; and master the documents for any workplace situation.

Author: Jack E. Appleman

Publisher: American Society for Training and Development

ISBN: 9781947308312

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

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In Today’s Business World, You Are What You Write Good writing can launch a career. It has the power to break through clutter and capture readers’ imaginations. And good writing is not just a skill that marketers must master. Most workplace communication takes written form, and with the rising number of communication channels—social media, instant messaging, blogs—we’re writing more and faster than ever. With new chapters on electronic communication, 10 Steps to Successful Business Writing is your guide to capturing readers’ attention and imagination. Writing instructor and coach, Jack Appleman uses examples and exercises to help you write with clarity and confidence. This updated edition covers the essentials of how to organize your text to hold your readers’ attention; edit yourself for grammar, tone, and excess words; and master the documents for any workplace situation. It doesn’t matter if you’re drafting a business plan, an email, or a Facebook post. Forget the shorthand, drop the exclamation points, and ditch the emojis. Learn to create concise, persuasive, and powerful text with 10 Steps to Successful Business Writing.

Writing A Business Plan For A Small Business

This business book is different. Unlike every other book you'll read with titles like "How To Craft The Perfect Business Plan in 89 Incredibly Simple Steps", this book is different.

Author: Molly Elodie Rose

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798629764557

Category:

Page: 32

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This business book is different. Unlike every other book you'll read with titles like "How To Craft The Perfect Business Plan in 89 Incredibly Simple Steps", this book is different. It's a simple "How To" guide for creating a Business Plan that's right for you and your business and also an easy to follow workbook. The workbook will guide you through the process you need to follow. It tells you the questions that you need to consider, the numbers you need (and how to get them), and supporting documents you need to gather. The main purpose of a business plan is to aid YOU in running YOUR business. So the workbook has been designed for you to write the information in and refer back to as needed. If you need to supply your Business Plan to another party, such as a bank if you're looking for finance, then it's simple to type up the various sections for a professional document. Running your own business is both a challenging and daunting prospect. With a well-thought-out business plan in place (anticipating the challenges you'll face AND the solutions) it will be much less daunting and much more exciting. Good luck! Molly

Effective Business Writing

This text provides clear and simple guidelines for the preparation of letters and other business messages that communicate effectively.

Author: Michael Fielding

Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd

ISBN: 0702146285

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 136

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Letters function as ambassadors for a company, and their importance as a business tool is generally accepted and acknowledged. This text provides clear and simple guidelines for the preparation of letters and other business messages that communicate effectively.

Commercial Writing

In this book, she shares her own experiences and those of other writers and journalists. If you have had enough of trying to write in your spare time, and want to make the move to writing full time, this book will show you how.

Author: Antonia Chitty

Publisher: Robert Hale Limited

ISBN: 070908594X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 254

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Commercial writing is a great way to use and develop your writing skills and earn a living. This book takes you step-by-step through the process of becoming a professional writer. From the basics of getting started, different areas to specialize in, and finding and keeping clients, you will find useful case studies and resources on every page. Antonia Chitty is a successful business writer. In this book, she shares her own experiences and those of other writers and journalists. If you have had enough of trying to write in your spare time, and want to make the move to writing full time, this book will show you how. Whether you need to earn to boost your budget or to make a full time living from your writing, this is the book for you.

Writing for Business

This book is for anyone who has ever been baffled by English usage or who needs a grammar reality-check. A good review for anyone, the book is especially recommended for college business majors.

Author: Jane Hicks

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781490776934

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 78

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This book is for anyone who has ever been baffled by English usage or who needs a grammar reality-check. A good review for anyone, the book is especially recommended for college business majors. The author knows how writing can boost or wreck careers. She should know; she is a former business executive, entrepreneur, and most recently, business professor. Now she wants to give you the tips she wishes someone had given her. In an online world, you are what you write. Your goal should be to present yourself as a polished professional and a person of goodwill. Whether you build your own business, work for the Fortune 500, or work for the public good, writing will be crucial to your success. This book will help.

Writing about Business

Author: Terri Thompson

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231118341

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 422

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Drawing upon the experience of some 40 journalists, this work offers practical information to help with the complicated and risky task of writing about business and industry. It demystifies such concepts as macro and micro-economics and suggests specific investigative techniques.

Effective Business Nonfiction Writing

Whether you want to write a business letter, report, e-mail, memo, or a best seller, this authoritative book is the place to start.

Author: Jan Yager

Publisher:

ISBN: 1889262331

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 163

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Jan Yager offers basic guidelines for writing business communications & nonfiction as well as how to get published. A management consultant & seminar leader who has taught writing at Penn State & published 15 well-regarded non-fiction & fiction books, Jan Yager shows, through concrete examples & clear guidelines, how to create business & nonfiction writing that will help anyone to get ahead in his or her career. Whether you want to write a business letter, report, e-mail, memo, or best seller, this authorative book is the place to start. Drawing on her own extensive writing experiences, as well as interviews with other writers, Jan Yager, whose articles have appeared in Parade, The New York Times & other prestigious publications, who is also a business consultant, demystifies the art of using words gracefully & effecitvely. In the second edition of this useful writing book, originally published by Arco with the title How to Write Like a Professional, you will learn how to improve your business & nonfiction writing, including: a self-evaluation to access your current writing skills; the 4 basic steps to effective business or nonfiction writing; how to overcome writer's block; how to craft a style that's right for you & your audience; how to get writing published; time management tips for writing; exercises to hone your writing skills & lots more.