Working With Words in Business and Legal Writing

Working With Words in Business and Legal Writing

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Perseus Publishing
A quick, witty, and comprehensive reference guide to grammar and style for the business writer

Written to help the business person gain a grammatical advantage on his or her competition, Working with Words in Business and Legal Writing is a quick and complete guide to writing clear and concise e-mails, letters, and reports. By using real-world before-and-after examples from her workshop, Dr. Lynne Agress examines and explains the most common grammatical pitfalls in business writing and helps the reader focus on avoiding confusing and incorrect language.

Some of the topics Dr. Agress focuses on are: transitional phrases, use of voice, awkward sentence structures, proper punctuation, tone, jargon and pretentious prose. With special sections on selecting a writing workshop, or consultant, communicating over the Internet and editing others' work, Working with Words in Business and Legal Writing provides the quickest way to clear communication for business in the twenty-first century.

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Taking an error-avoidance approach, Agress (a writing workshop facilitator) provides a guide to the basics of writing in everyday business activities. She discusses common mistakes involving awkward sentences, jargon, grammar, punctuation and transit ions, active versus passive verbs, and structure and organization. She also offers advice on writing specifically related to marketing or technology. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Perseus, c2002
ISBN: 9780738205625
Characteristics: xii, 123 p. : ill. ; 21 cm


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